31st GOYA AWARDS (ALL LEVELS)
The GOYA AWARDS, known in Spanish as “los Premios Goya”, are Spain’s main national film awards.
“The great celebration of Spanish cinema returns.” The 31st Goya Awards will be presented at the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid on February 4, 2017 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2016. Actor and comedian Dani Rovira will be the master of ceremonies for the third time in a row.
Nominations were announced on 14 December 2016 by Javier Cámara and Natalia de Molina.“A Monster Calls” received the most nominations with twelve, followed by “Smoke & Mirrors” and “The Fury of a Patient Man” with eleven nominations each.
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.
- THERE HAS BEEN A BIG CONTROVERSY ABOUT THESE AWARDS THIS YEAR. WHAT WAS IT ABOUT?
- DO YOU LIKE SPANISH CINEMA?
- HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF THE TOP NOMINATED FILMS THIS YEAR?
- WHICH FILM DO YOU THINK DESERVES THE MOST AWARDS? WHY?
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY PREDICTIONS FOR TONIGHT?