the good boss

Source: San Sebastian

‘The Good Boss’

The Good Boss, directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem, led the Goya nominations from the Spanish Film Academy with 20 nods, an all-time record. 

The satire, also Spain’s entry for the Oscars, is ahead of Icíar Bollaín’s Maixabel and Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, on 14 and eight nominations respectively.

The Good Boss is the fifth highest-grossing film in Spain this year with €2.6m. Written and directed by León de Aranoa, it follows the petty boss of an industrial scales factory, played by Bardem who is nominated for best actor. Produced by The Mediapro Studio and Reposado PC, it premiered in competition at the San Sebastián Film Festival.

Penélope Cruz is nominated for best actress for her performance in Parallel Mothers. She already earned the Volpi Cup for best actress at the Venice film festival last September. Parallel Mothers is also up for best film, best director and best original screenplay. 

Basque terrorism drama Maixabel got 14 nominations, making Icíar Bollaín the only woman in the best director category, and the second, with Clara Roquet, in the best film category with Libertad. Roquet’s feature debut, which premiered at Cannes Critics’ Week, scored six nominations in all.

The Goya awards ceremony will be held on February 12 in Valencia. The choice of the city honours celebrated Spanish filmmaker and Valencia native Luis García Berlanga (1921-2010).

2022 Goya Nominations

Best Film

  • The Good Boss (Fernando León de Aranoa)
  • Libertad (Clara Roquet)
  • Parallel Mothers (Pedro Almodóvar)
  • Maixabel (Icíar Bollaín)
  • Mediterraneo, The Laws Of The Sea (Marcel Barrena)

Best director

  • Fernando León (The Good Boss)
  • Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers)
  • Manuel Martín Cuenca (The Daughter)
  • Icíar Bollaín (Maixabel)

Best New Director

  • Carol Rodríguez Colás (Chavalas)
  • Javier Marco Rico, (Josefina)
  • David Martín de los Santos (La vida era eso)
  • Clara Roquet (Libertad)

Best Original Screenplay

  • Ferando León de Aranoa (The Good Boss)
  • Clara Roquet (Libertad)
  • Icíar Bollaín, Isa Campo (Maixabel)
  • Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers)
  • Juanjo Jiménez Peña y Pere Altamira (Tres)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Júlia de Paz Solvas, Núria Dunjó López (Ama)
  • Agustí Villaronga (The Belly Of The Sea)
  • Benito Zambrano, Cristina Campos (Lemon Poppy Seed Bread)
  • Daniel Monzón, Jorge Guerricaechevarría (The Laws Of The Border)

Best Actress

  • Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)
  • Petra Martínez (La vida era eso)
  • Blanca Portillo (Maixabel)
  • Emma Suárez (Josefina)

Best Actor

  • Javier Bardem (The Good Boss)
  • Javier Gutiérrez (The Daughter)
  • Luis Tosar (Maixabel)
  • Eduard Fernández (Mediterraneo, The Laws Of The Sea)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sonia Almarcha (The Good Boss)
  • Nora Navas (Libertad)
  • Aitana Sánchez Gijón (Parallel Mothers)
  • Milena Smit (Parallel Mothers)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Celso Bugallo (The Good Boss)
  • Fernando Alvizu (The Good Boss)
  • Manolo Solo (The Good Boss)
  • Urko Olazabal (Maixabel)

Best New Actress

  • Ángela Cervantes (Chavalas)
  • Almudena Amor (The Good Boss)
  • Nicole García (Libertad)
  • María Cerezuela (Maixabel)

Best New Actor

  • Óscar de la Fuente (The Good Boss)
  • Tarik Rmili (The Good Boss)
  • Chechu Salgado (The Laws Of The Border)
  • Jorge Motos (Lucas)

Best Cinematography

  • The Good Boss
  • Libertad
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Mediterraneo, The Laws Of The Sea

Best Art Direction

  • The Good Boss
  • The Laws Of The Border
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Maixabel 

Best Production Design

  • El amor en su lugar
  • The Good Boss
  • Maixabel
  • Mediterraneo, The Laws Of The Sea

Best Editing

  • Bellow Zero
  • The Good Boss
  • Josefina
  • Maixabel

Best Original Score

  • Celtia Montes (The Good Boss)
  • Fátima Al Qadiri (The Grandmother)
  • Alberto Iglesias (Maixabel)
  • Arnau Bataller (Mediterraneo, The Laws Of The Sea)

Best Sound

  • The Good Boss
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Maixabel
  • Tres

Best Special Effects

  • The Good Boss
  • The Grandmother
  • Mediterraneo, The Laws Of The Sea
  • Way Down

Best Animation Feature

  • Gora Automatikoa
  • Salvar el árbol
  • Valentina
  • Mironins 

Best Documentary Feature

  • The Return. Life After Isis
  • Héroes, silencio y rock and roll
  • Quién lo impide
  • Un blues para Teherán

Best European Film

  • Bye, Bye Morons (Albert Dupontel)
  • I’m Your Man (Maria Schrader)
  • Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg)
  • Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)

Best Latin American film

  • La cordillera de los sueños (Patricio Guzmán)
  • Song Without A Name (Melina León)
  • The Siamese Bond (Paula Hernández)
  • Los lobos (Samuel Kishi)