6th December 2019
The Gaudi award nominees
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It’s Gaudí Film awards night in Barcelona

The Gaudí Film Awards – or the so-called ‘Catalan Oscars’ – take place in Barcelona this evening, its 11th edition.

The gala of the event, organised by the Catalan Film Academy, will take place this evening at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona.

The big favorites to win prizes this year are the films ‘Entre dos aguas’, ‘Viaje al cuarto de una madre’ and ‘El fotógrafo de Mauthausen’, all with nine nominations each.

Meanwhile, ‘Les distàncies’ (with seven nominations), ‘Jean-François i el sentit de la vida,’ ‘Formentera Lady’ and ‘Yo la busco’ are all in the running to win the Gaudí award for Best Film.

The Gaudi award nominees
The Gaudi award nominees photographed at Ruscalledas Blanc restaurant on 11 January 2019 (Pau Cortina / via ACN)

Finalists in 22 different categories will be vying for an award tonight, including such top filmmakers as Isaki Lacuesta, Elena Trapé, Mar Targarona, Jaume Rosales and Celia Rico.

Meanwhile, four Catalan language films are candidates for a ‘Best Film’ award: ‘Formentera Lady’ by Pau Durà, ‘Jean-François i el sentit de la vida’ by Sergi Portabella, ‘Yo la busco’ by Sara Gutiérrez Galve, and Trapé’s ‘Les distàncies.’

Among the actors hoping to come away with an award are Àlex Brendemühl (‘Petra’), Israel Gómez Romero (‘Entre dos aguas’), Sergi López (‘La vida lliure’), and Mario Casas (‘El fotógrafo de Mauthausen’), all up for Best Actor.

Among the hopefuls for the Best Actress award are Alexandra Jiménez (‘Les distàncies’), Bárbara Lennie (‘Petra’), Carme Elías (‘Quién te cantará’), and Lola Dueñas (‘Viaje al cuarto de mi madre’).

The awards ceremony is being directed for a third year in a row by filmmaker Lluís Danés, and this year will be hosted by Barcelona-born illusionist, Mag Lari.

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