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The Bride is the big favourite at the third Feroz Awards

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- Paula Ortiz’s elaborate and modern adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding has got nine nods, followed by Truman and Retribution, with six

The Bride is the big favourite at the third Feroz Awards
The Bride by Paula Ortiz

This morning, Bárbara Lennie, the latest winner of the Feroz Award for Best Actress for Magical Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Carlos Vermut
film profile
]
(read more), and Pedro Vallín, president of the Association of Spanish Film Journalists (AICE), which hands out these trophies, announced the nominations for the awards set to be given out on 19 January 2016. The Bride [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paula Ortiz
film profile
]
by Paula Ortiz, which is being released this Friday after having screened at various festivals, has bagged nine nods: Best Actress (for the magnificent Inma Cuesta), Best Supporting Actress (Luisa Gavasa), Best Supporting Actor (Carlos Álvarez Novoa, who passed away recently), Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Poster, Best Original Score, Best Trailer and Best Drama Film.

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Truman [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Cesc Gay
film profile
]
by Cesc Gay, which already pocketed the Feroz Award for Best Film at the most recent San Sebastián Film Festival, got six nominations: Best Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor – for Javier Cámara and Ricardo Darín – and Best Supporting Actress (Dolores Fonzi). The thriller Retribution [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dani de la Torre
film profile
]
is perhaps the big surprise of this edition, as it also boasts six nominations: Best Drama, Best Director (Dani de la Torre), Best Lead Actor (Luis Tosar), Best Supporting Actress (Elvira Mínguez), Best Supporting Actor (Javier Gutiérrez) and Best Trailer.

Having to make do with four nominations were Spy Time [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Best Supporting Actor for Quim Gutiérrez, Best Trailer, Best Original Score and Best Comedy), Nothing in Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Guzmán
film profile
]
(Best Drama Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director for Daniel Guzmán, and Best Supporting Actor for young performer Antonio Bachiller), Negociador [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Best Comedy, Best Lead Actor for Ramón Barea, Best Screenplay for Borja Cobeaga and Best Poster), A Perfect Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fernando León de Aranoa
film profile
]
(Best Comedy, Best Poster, Best Screenplay and Best Director for Fernando León de Aranoa) and Mi gran noche [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actor for Mario Casas, Best Supporting Actress for Blanca Suárez and Best Trailer).

Nobody Wants the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Isabel Coixet
film profile
]
, the epic love story by Isabel Coixet, which opened the 2015 Berlinale, was unfairly left out of these prizes, voted for by around 200 journalists. Regression [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Alejandro Amenábar
film profile
]
by Alejandro Aménabar, another international co-production, received just one nomination for Best Score, courtesy of Roque Baños.

Here is the list of nominations:

Best Drama Film
Nothing in Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Guzmán
film profile
]
, Daniel Guzmán
Retribution [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dani de la Torre
film profile
]
, Dani de la Torre
The Bride [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paula Ortiz
film profile
]
, Paula Ortiz
Food and Shelter [+see also:
trailer
interview: Juan Miguel del Castillo
film profile
]
, Juan Miguel del Castillo
Truman [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Cesc Gay
film profile
]
, Cesc Gay

Best Comedy
Spy Time [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Javier Ruiz Caldera
A Perfect Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fernando León de Aranoa
film profile
]
, Fernando León de Aranoa
Mi gran noche [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Álex de la Iglesia
Negociador [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Borja Cobeaga
Requirements to Be a Normal Person [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Leticia Dolera

Best Director
Cesc Gay, Truman
Daniel Guzmán, Nothing in Return
Fernando León de Aranoa, A Perfect Day
Paula Ortiz, The Bride
Dani de la Torre, Retribution

Best Lead Actress
Penélope Cruz, Ma Ma [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Inma Cuesta, The Bride
Irene Escolar, Un otoño sin Berlín [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Natalia de Molina, Food and Shelter
Nora Navas, Awaiting [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniela Fejerman
film profile
]

Best Lead Actor
Ramón Barea, Negociador
Javier Cámara, Truman
Pedro Casablanc, B, la película
Ricardo Darín, Truman
Luis Tosar, Retribution

Best Supporting Actress
Marian Álvarez, Felices 140 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gracia Querejeta
film profile
]

Dolores Fonzi, Truman
Luisa Gavasa, The Bride
Elvira Mínguez, Retribution
Blanca Suárez, Mi gran noche

Best Supporting Actor
Carlos Álvarez Novoa, The Bride
Antonio Bachiller, Nothing in Return
Mario Casas, Mi gran noche
Quim Gutiérrez, Spy Time
Javier Gutiérrez, Retribution

Best Screenplay
Daniel Guzmán, Nothing in Return
Fernando León and Diego Farias, A Perfect Day
Borja Cobeaga, Negociador
Paula Ortiz and Javier García Arredondo, The Bride
Cesc Gay and Tomás Aragay, Truman

Best Original Score
Javier Rodero, Spy Time
Alberto Iglesias, Ma Ma
Shigeru Umebayashi, The Bride
Lucas Vidal, Palm Trees in the Snow [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Roque Baños, Regression [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Alejandro Amenábar
film profile
]

(Translated from Spanish)

Bridging the Dragon
 

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