Montxo Armendariz's Obaba and Fernando Leon's Princesses are the frontrunners in the nominations for the 20th anniversary edition of Spain's Oscar-equivalent Goya Awards, which will take place January 29.Obaba, a Basque Country-set adaptation of an award-winning novel, earned 10 nominations including in the best film and director categories. The movie is Spain's nomination to the foreign-language Oscar and inaugurated the Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival in September. Leon's Sundance-bound Princesses (Princesas), with a total nine nominations, garnered best film and original script nods but was overlooked in the director category. Leon's last effort, Mondays In The Sun (Los Lunes Al Sol), dominated the Goyas in 2003, winning five statues including best film and director. Competing with Obaba in both the best film and director categories this year are Alberto Rodriguez's teenage tale 7 Virgins (7 Virgenes), which has six nominations, and Isabel Coixet's English-language The Secret Life Of Words, starring Tim Robbins and Sarah Polley and produced by the Almodovar brothers, with a total five nominations. Benito Zambrano is the fourth best director nominee for his Cuba-set Habana Blues. Competing with 7 Virgins, Secret Life and Princesses in the best original script category is romantic drama Other Days Will Come (Otros Dias Vendran), from director Eduard Cortes and co-writer Piti Espanol. In the adapted script category are Obaba, Roberto Santiago's comedic box office hit The World's Longest Penalty (El Penalti Mas Largo Del Mundo) and two theatre adaptations, Jose Luis Garci's Ninette and Marcelo Pineyro's The Gronholm Conspiracy, the latter co-written with Mateo Gil.Ninette was another multiple nominee, with seven nods. Director Jaime Chavarri's flamenco biopic Cameron had six nominations, including for Oscar Jaenada as best actor. Jaenada competes in that category with Manuel Alexandre (Elsa & Fred), Eduard Fernandez (Gronholm) and Juan Jose Ballesta (7 Virgins). Best actress nominees include Adriana Ozores (Heroine), Candela Pena (Princesses), Emma Vilarasau (Something To Remember Me By) and Nathalie Poza (Hard Times).Best new director kudos went to Jose Corbacho and Juan Cruz for top Malaga Film Festival prize-winner Tapas, Guillem Morales for The Uninvited Guest (El Habitante Incierto), Asier Altuna and Telmo Esnal for San Sebastian screener Aupa Etxebeste, and Santiago Tabernero for Life & Color (Vida Y Color).Among the best supporting actor and actress nominees are Carmelo Gomez (Gronholm), Javier Camara (Secret Life), Fernando Guillen (Other Days), Enrique Villen (Ninette), Elvira Minguez (Tapas), Pilar Lopez de Ayala (Obaba), Veronica Sanchez (Camaron) and Marta Etura (Something To Remember).Best new actor and actress nominees include: Alex Gonzalez (Round Two), Luis Callejo (Princesses), Pablo Echarri (Gronholm), Jesus Carroza (7 Virgins), Barbara Lennie (Obaba), Isabel Ampudia (15 Days With You), Micaela Nevares (Princesses) and Alba Rodriguez (7 Virgins). Only two films will compete for best animated feature: Midsummer Dream (El Sueno De Una Noche De San Juan) and Gisaku. The documentary competitors include Filmmakers Against Magnates (Cineastas Contra Magnates), Iberia, 13 Among A Thousand (13 Entre Mil) and 20 Years Is Nothing (20 Anos No Es Nada). In the two foreign film categories, best European film nominations went to Germany's Downfall, Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener, French hit The Choir Boys (Les Choristes) and Woody Allen's Match Point. Best foreign Spanish-language film nods were for Alma Mater, Blessed By Fire (Iluminados Por El Fuego), My Best Friend (Mi Mejor Amigo) and Rosario Tijeras.