Seville was the second city besides Madrid to host the Goya Awards in 2019 (the other being Barcelona, in 2000) and it is set to repeat the experience in 2023. Seville capital is already ready for the celebration of Spanish Film Festival on February 11, Two weeks before the gala, to be presented by actors Antonio de la Torre and Clara Lago, the city is already focused on parallel programming, an agenda of activities that includes exhibitions, concerts, screenings of nominated films, meetings with filmmakers and covers a long period of time. etc.
One of those actions, prepared by the Film Academy in collaboration with the Seville City Council, includes an exhibition made up of about a dozen giant sculptures that mimic the ‘big heads’ that are awarded as prizes. These busts with the face of the illustrious painter and those who copy the creation welcomeThey dot central places in the city, although the two Saturdays at Goya Fiesta will not take place in any of its majestic buildings.
The historic center and other enclaves such as Triana will have their Goyas and possibly a large number of teams of the candidate films in their hotels, but the 37th Goya Awards ceremony will be moved back to the same venue. Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Seville, located in the Seville East district, fibes. Four years earlier, the gala, presented by André Buenafuente and Silvia Abril, was also held at the same venue.
The Film Academy details in all its communications that the venue chosen for the development of the ceremony is the Andalucía Auditorium. It refers to al-Andalus, one of the Phibes auditoriums. On its website, the Palacio de Congressos states that this auditorium has a Maximum capacity of 1,029 people And it has a stage, comfortable seats with folding tables, public address system, translation booths with posts on each seat, etc.
Interpreters, directors, producers, political representatives will sit there… in an edition that for the first time has five nominations in all award categories. It will feature Mexican singers and songwriters Natalia Lafourcadeartists from malaga Paul Lopez and flamenco singers israel fernandez,
With 17 nominations, As Bestus is the film with the most nominations, followed by ‘Modelo 77’, which has 16 nominations for the award. For their part, ‘Alcarras’ and ‘Cinco Lobitos’ each have 11 nominations, while ‘Cerdita’ and Los Rengalones Torcidos de Dios are each up for six statuettes.
Film maker, writer, photographer, cartoonist and stage director carlos saura Will receive the Goya of Honour.