Source: Toronto International Film Festival

‘While at War’

Alejandro Amenábar’s While At War leads the nominations for Spain’s 34th Goya Academy Awards but will face-off against Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain And Glory at the ceremony on January 25 in Malaga.

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Amenábar’s Spanish Civil War drama has secured 17 nominations while Almodóvar’s semi-autobiographical film has 16 nods.

While At War has proved a box office hit following its debut at Toronto, ranking as Spain’s third highest-grossing domestic film of 2019 and taking more than $11.3m to date.

Pain and Glory was regarded as a return to form for Almodóvar and has been submitted by Spain for the Oscars. Its nominations include five acting nods, including Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, who won best actor in Cannes.

Another strong contender is The Endless Trench, directed by Basque trio Aitor Arregui, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, which secured 15 nominations.

The film, which debuted at San Sebastian, also deals with the Spanish Civil War and the people who hid in their own homes for more than 30 years to escape execution by the Franco regime.

The best film category is rounded out by Benito Zambrano’s Out In The Open and Oliver Laxe’s Fire Will Come, which won the jury prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes and includes a best new actress nomination for 84-year-old Benedicta Sánchez.

Full list of nominations

Best Film

  • Pain & Glory, Pedro Almodóvar
  • Intemperie, Benito Zambrano
  • The Endless Trench, Aitor Arregui, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga
  • Fire Will Come, Oliver Laxe
  • While At War, Alejandro Amenábar

Best Director

  • Pedro Almodóvar, Pain & Glory
  • Aitor Arregui, Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga, The Endless Trench
  • Oliver Laxe, Fire Will Come
  • Alejandro Amenábar, While At War

Best New Director

  • Salvador Simó, Buñuel And The Labyrinth Of Turtles
  • Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, The Platform
  • Belén Funes, A Thief’s Daughter
  • Aritz Moreno, Advantages Of Travelling By Train

Best Original Screenplay

  • Pedro Almodóvar, Pain & Glory
  • David Desola, Pedro Rivero, The Platform
  • Luisa Berdejo, José Mari Goenaga, The Endless Trench
  • Alejandro Amenábar, Alejandro Hernández, While At War

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Eligio Moreno, Salvador Simó, Buñuel And The Labyrinth Of Turtles
  • Benito Zambrano, Daniel Remón, Pablo Remón, Intemperie
  • Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Madre
  • Javier Gullón, Advantages Of Travelling By Train

Best Actress

  • Penélope Cruz, Pain & Glory
  • Greta Fernándezri, A Thief’s Daughter
  • Belén Cuesta, The Endless Trench
  • Marta Nieto, Mother

Best Actor

  • Antonio Banderas, Pain & Glory
  • Antonio de la Torre, The Endless Trench
  • Karra Elejalde, While At War
  • Luis Tosar, Quien a hierro mata

Best Supporting Actress

  • Mona Martínez, Adiós
  • Natalia de Molina, Adiós
  • Julieta Serrano, Pain & Glory
  • Nathalie Poza, While At War

Best Supporting Actor

  • Asier Etxeandia, Pain & Glory
  • Leonardo Sbraglia, Pain & Glory
  • Luis Callejo, Intemperie
  • Eduard Fernández, While At War

Best New Actress

  • Pilar Gómez, Adiós
  • Carmen Arrufat, La inocencia
  • Benedicta Sánchez, Fire Will Come
  • Ainoha Santamaría, While At War

Best New Actor

  • Nacho Sánchez, Seventeen
  • Vicente Vergara, The Endless Trench
  • Santi Prego, While At War
  • Enric Auquer, Quien a hierro mata

Best Cinematography

  • José Luis Alcaine, Pain & Glory
  • Javi Agirre Erauso, The Endless Trench
  • Mauro Herce, Fire Will Come
  • Álex Catalán, While At War

Best Art Direction

  • Antxón Gómez, Pain & Glory
  • Pepe Domínguez, The Endless Trench
  • Juan Pedro de Gaspar, While At War
  • Mikel Serrano, Advantages Of Travelling By Train

Best Director Of Production

  • Toni Novella, Pain & Glory
  • Manolo Limón, Intemperie
  • Ander Sistiaga, The Endless Trench
  • Carla Pérez de Albéniz, While At War

Best Editing

  • Teresa Font, Pain & Glory
  • Laurent Dufreche, Raúl López, The Endless Trench
  • Alberto del Campo, Mother
  • Carolina Martínez de Urbina, While At War

Best Original Score

  • Arturo Cardelus, Buñuel And The Labyrinth Of Turtles
  • Alberto Iglesias, Pain & Glory
  • Pascal Gaigne, The Endless Trench
  • Alejandro Amenábar, While At War

Best Sound

  • Pain & Glory
  • The Endless Trench
  • While At War
  • Quien a hierro mata

Best Special Effects

  • The Platform
  • The Endless Trench
  • While At War
  • Perdiendo el este

Best Animated Feature

  • Buñuel And The Labytinth Of Turtles, Salvador Simó
  • Elcano y Magallanes: la primera vuelta al mundo, Ángel Alonso
  • Klaus, Sergio Pablos

Best Documentary Feature

  • Ara Malikian una vida entre las cuerdas, Nata Moreno
  • Aute retrato, Gaizka Urresti
  • El cuadro, Andrés Sanz
  • Historias de nuestro cine, Ana Pérez-Lorente, Antonio Resines

Best European Film

  • Border, Ali Abbasi
  • Les Misérables, Ladj Ly
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma
  • Yesterday, Danny Boyle

Best Latin American Film