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Os Gatos Nao Têm Vertigens triumphs at the Áquila Awards


- António-Pedro Vasconcelos’ film won four of the seven prizes for which it was nominated

Os Gatos Nao Têm Vertigens triumphs at the Áquila Awards
Os Gatos Nao Têm Vertigens by António-Pedro Vasconcelos

Over a year after its theatrical distribution, António-Pedro VasconcelosOs Gatos Não Têm Vertigens [+see also:
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is still making a splash. The film, which tells the story of the unexpected friendship between an elderly widow and a problematic teenager, was the biggest winner at the latest Sophia Awards and has now repeated its success at the second edition of the Áquila Awards, which celebrate Portugal’s film and TV talents.

Os Gatos… won in four out of the seven categories in which it was nominated: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actress (Fernanda Serrano) and Best Screenplay (Tiago Santos).

Crista Alfaite was named Best Actress for her performance in Miguel GomesArabian Nights [+see also:
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The box-office hit The Courtyard of the Ballads [+see also:
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by Leonel Vieira received two prizes: Best Actor (Miguel Guilherme) and Best Supporting Actor (José Pedro Vasconcelos).

In the TV section of the awards, soap opera A única Mulher, broadcast by private channel TVI, won in the major categories.

Meanwhile, three Special Awards were given to up-and-coming actor João Jesus, to veteran João Perry and to the Shortcutz project, which promotes and exhibits local short films.

Unlike the Sophia Awards, in which the winners are chosen by peers, the Áquilas are voted for directly by the public.

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