Os Gatos não têm vertigens heads up the list of nominees for the Sophia Awards
by Vitor Pinto
- António-Pedro Vasconcelos’ film has been nominated in 15 categories, while The Maias – Story of a Portuguese Family, the most-seen movie of 2014, has 13 nods
The drama film Os Gatos não têm vertigens [+see also:
film profile] by António-Pedro Vasconcelos is the most-nominated title for the fourth edition of the Sophia Awards, which will take place in Lisbon on 2 April.
The movie (read more), produced by MGN Filmes, has snagged a total of 15 nominations out of a total of 20 categories, including those of Best Director, Best Lead Actress, Best Lead Actor (Maria do Céu Guerra and João Jesus, respectively), Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor (Fernanda Serrano and Nicolau Breyner, respectively), Best Original Screenplay (Tiago Santos) and Best Cinematography (José António Loureiro).
The Maias – Story of a Portuguese Family [+see also:
film profile] by João Botelho, the biggest Portuguese box-office smash of 2014 (read more), has racked up 13 nominations, also in the main categories. Meanwhile, The Great Kilapy by Angolan director Zezé Gamboa has emerged with 12 nods.
In addition to the above three titles, The Invisible Life [+see also:
film profile] by Vítor Gonçalves is also nominated for the Best Film Award. Each of the directors of the four movies also garnered a nomination for Best Director.
The talented Maria João Pinho stands out particularly in the acting categories, as she has received two nods: Best Lead Actress in Gonçalves’ film and Best Supporting Actress in Botelho’s adaptation of the work by Eça de Queiroz.
The movies competing for Best Documentary are Guerra ou paz by Rui Simões, Fado Camané [+see also:
film profile] by Bruno de Almeida (read more), What Now? Remind Me [+see also:
film profile] by Joaquim Pinto (read more) and Alentejo, Alentejo by Sérgio Tréfaut (read more).
The Honorary Sophia Awards will be handed out to Eucine Muñoz and Luís Miguel Cintra, an actor and theatre director who is seen regularly in the films of Manoel de Oliveira.
The Sophia Awards were founded in 2012 in order to enable Portuguese film professionals to reward their colleagues at an annual ceremony. In 2014, the winners of the Sophia Award for Best Film were directors João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata for their The Last Time I Saw Macau [+see also:
(Translated from Spanish)
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