Paula Ortiz's The Bride Looks Set To Dominate The 2016 Goya Awards In Spain After Scooping 12 Top Nominations.
The romantic drama, based on Federico Garcia Lorca's play Blood Wedding, will compete for the prestigious Best Picture prize alongside Daniel Guzman's A cambio de nada (Nothing in Return), Nobody Wants the Night by Isabel Coixet, Cesc Gay's Truman and Fernando Leon de Aranoa's A Perfect Day, while all except Guzman will battle for Best Director.
The Bride, also known as La novia, lands a Best Actor mention for Asier Etxeandia, who will go up against Ricardo Darin (Truman), Pedro Casablanc (B) and Luis Tosar (Retribution), and a Best Actress nod for Inma Cuesta, who faces stiff competition from Penelope Cruz (Ma ma), Juliette Binoche (Nobody Wants the Night), and Natalia de Molina (Food and Shelter).
The Bride's other nominations include Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Music and Best New Actor for Alex Garcia, according to Variety.com.
Nobody Wants the Night will be another main contender with nine nods, followed by The Perfect Day with eight, while Guzman is also in for a big night as he is shortlisted for Best First-Time Director and Best Original Screenplay, too.
Filmmaker Mariano Ozores will be presented with the Honorary Goya accolade.
The 30th Goya Awards, Spain's version of the Academy Awards, will take place in Madrid on 6 February (16), with comedian Dani Rovira returning as host for a second consecutive year.
His new album Underneath It All is out now.