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The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spain's main national film awards, considered the Spanish equivalent to the American Academy Awards. The awards were established in 1987, a year after the founding of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, and the first awards ceremony took place on March 16, 1987 at the Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid.
The ceremony continues to take place annually around the end of January, and awards are given to films produced during the previous year. The award itself is a small bronze bust of Francisco de Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández.
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On Sunday Spanish cinema lovers will be glue to the TV screen to see if our two options for winning a new Academy Award come true.
Goya winners Chico&Rita and Alberto Iglesias are our candidates.
Academy Award winner, Fernado Trueba is leading the production of Chico&Rita with Estudio Mariscal and Magic Ligh Pictures (Reino Unido). Bebo Valdes signs the music of this love story between a pianist and a singer in the 40-50´s La Habana-New York.
Other nominees are Puss in boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rango and a Cat in Paris.
Midnight in Paris is also a Spanish film. OK, It´sthe same old story…American director, international cast and shot in Paris…but made with a Spanish production, Mediapro.
Anyway it´s got 3 nominations Best Film, Best Director, Best original Screenplay.
The answer on Sunday night
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