I premi Feroz confermano il trionfo di Las niñas
- L'opera prima di Pilar Palomero si aggiudica, alla vigilia della consegna dei Goya, i tre trofei più importanti assegnati dall'Associazione degli informatori cinematografici della Spagna
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While 2020 proved to be a difficult year for the majority of the planet, Schoolgirls [+leggi anche:
intervista: Pilar Palomero
scheda film], the first feature by Zaragoza-born Pilar Palomero, was blessed multiple times: premiered in the Generation section of the Berlinale more or less 12 months ago, it went on to win the Golden Biznaga for Best Film at the most recent Málaga Film Festival in August, and in January it garnered the Forqué Award for Best Fiction Feature of last season (see the news). Furthermore, last night, during a physical, in-person ceremony held in a Madrilenian theatre, which abided by the requisite health-and-safety measures recommended by the health authorities, it scooped three Feroz Awards (for Best Drama Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director) at the eighth edition of the prizes handed out by the Association of Spanish Film Journalists (AICE).
Thus, this portrait of the education that girls received in Spain during the decade of the 1990s has positioned itself as the clear favourite – with nine nominations – going into the ceremony for the Goya Awards, which is set to take place on Saturday 6 March in Málaga.
Another title that’s already being talked about as a dead cert for the ceremony on Saturday is The Year of the Discovery [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Murcia-born Luis López Carrasco, which last night pocketed the Feroz Award for Best Documentary after also snagging the Forqué Award. The same goes for Patricia López Arnaiz, who picked up the Best Lead Actress Award for her turn in Ane Is Missing [+leggi anche:
intervista: David Pérez Sañudo
scheda film], a feat she also achieved when the Spanish producers’ prizes were given out.
The rest of the awards in the film category went to Mario Casas (the lead in Cross the Line [+leggi anche:
intervista: David Victori
scheda film]), Juan Diego Botto (supporting actor in The Europeans) and Verónica Echegui (supporting actress in the musical My Heart Goes Boom! [+leggi anche:
intervista: Nacho Álvarez
scheda film]) as the top thesps, while the classy poster for Rifkin’s Festival [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Woody Allen (courtesy of Catalan artist Jordi Labanda), the score for Baby [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (composed by Koldo Uriarte and Bingen Mendizábal) and the trailer for Historias lamentables [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (crafted by Javier Fesser and Rafa Martínez) grabbed the Feroz Awards in their respective categories. Rosa’s Wedding [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Icíar Bollaín earned itself the statuette for Best Comedy, and My Mexican Bretzel [+leggi anche:
intervista: Nuria Giménez
scheda film] by Nuria Giménez Lorang got the Special Feroz Award.
In the TV category, it was Rodrigo Sorogoyen and his gripping series Riot Police (read the review) that came out on top, winning Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actor (Hovik Keuchkerian) and Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Criado). Its biggest rival, Patria (read the review), saw its actresses Elena Irureta (lead) and Loreto Mauleón (supporting) acknowledged, while 30 Coins by Álex de la Iglesia (read the review) received the Feroz Award for Best Actor (Eduard Fernández split this trophy with Keuchkerian) and Vamos Juan by Diego San José was crowned Best Comedy Series.
Here is the full list of winners:
Pilar Palomero – Schoolgirls
Best Supporting Actor
Juan Diego Botto – The Europeans
Pilar Palomero – Schoolgirls
Best Drama Series
Best Comedy Series
Best Lead Actress in a Series
Elena Irureta - Patria
Best Lead Actor in a Series
Eduard Fernández - 30 Coins
Hovik Keuchkerian - Riot Police
Best Supporting Actress in a Series
Loreto Mauleón - Patria
Best Supporting Actor in a Series
Patrick Criado - Riot Police
Honorary Feroz Award
(Tradotto dallo spagnolo)
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