24-01-2018 18:00

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Sitges' films are winning awards

The Oscars, the BAFTAs, the Gaudís and the Goyas include  movies programed at the Festival among their nominees, while the Golden Globes and the Ferozs have already given awards to the first films

Cinema from Sitges has been selected and acknowledged for the major national and international awards. The Golden Globes and the Feroz Awards have already rewarded some of the productions programed at the last two editions of the Festival, while the Oscars, the BAFTAs, the Gaudís and the Goyas also have a variety of nominees with the Sitges hallmark. The Shape of Water, The Handmaiden, Cunetas, Proyecto Lázaro and Marrowbone are the films that were recently acknowledged either with an award or their selection.

Guillermo del Toro is unstoppable. The Golden Globes honored him with the award for best director, while his The Shape of Water –that opened Sitges 2017– is picking up nominations and awards left and right. At the 90th Academy Awards –to be held this upcoming March 4th The Shape of Water has thirteen nominations among the 24 current categories –including best picture and best directing–, while it has twelve nominations in the British BAFTAs including best film, best director, best original screenplay, and best original music.

In addition to Del Toro, the Oscar nominees, announced this week, include another gem from Sitges: The Handmaiden, an exquisite, delicate work by the Korean director Park Chan-Wook that won the people’s choice award at Sitges 2016 and that is up for best foreign language film.

The Academy of Catalan Cinema held the tenth edition of the Gaudí Awards yesterday. Among the list of nominees was the short film Cunetas, by Pau Teixidor and Albert Auladell, plus Proyecto Lázaro, directed by Mateo Gil and presented at Sitges in 2016, and which was nominated for the best special effects award. 

The Madrid Marriott Auditòrium Hotel will be welcoming the 32nd Goya Awards on Saturday, February 3rd. Two big actresses of the moment will be walking up its red carpet: Itziar Castro and Bruna Cusí, two of our guests at last year’s Blood Red Carpet, a Festival initiative to promote emerging talent. In this regard, Sergio G. Sánchez is nominated for best new director for Marrowbone (screened at Sitges 2016).

The production with the Sitges hallmark that has already picked up awards is La Zona, which just Monday, January 22th,  won the award for best dramatic series at the 2018 Feroz Awards, granted by the Spanish Association of Cinematographic  Reporters. Emma Suárez walked away with the award for best actress in a Supporting Role for the same series. La Zona, produced by Movistar +, premiered in Sitges at last year’s 50th anniversary edition of the Festival with the attendance of the entire artistic crew and the producer. La Zona was the first series to enter the Meliá Sitges Auditori.

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