‘Circus’ tops Spain’s Goya noms

Ryan Reynolds in running for actor

Alex de la Iglesia’s “The Last Circus” dominated nominations for the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ 25th Goya Awards, scoring in 15 categories, including picture, director and actor for Antonio de la Torre.

In what looks like a close Goya race, de la Iglesia’s Venice Silver Lion winner “Circus” will face off for best film and director with Rodrigo Cortes’ Ryan Reynolds starrer “Buried,” Agusti Villaronga’s “Black Bread” and Iciar Bollain’s “Even the Rain,” which is Spain’s entry for the foreign-language Oscar.

Reynolds is in the running for actor, competing with Javier Bardem, nommed for his role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Biutiful”; three-time Goya winner Luis Tosar (“Even the Rain”); and de la Torre.

Nora Navas, who won the actress honor at September’s San Sebastian fest for “Black Bread,” will compete with Belen Rueda (“Julia’s Eyes”), Emma Suarez (“The Mosquito Net”) and Elena Anaya (“Room in Rome”).

“Circus” and two competitors for best pic are in international terms solid arthouse fare.

Bollain’s Bolivia-set political drama “Rain” sold in major territories after its world preem at the Toronto Film Festival. A Sundance hit, “Buried” is a standout, upscale genre item.

“The King’s Speech,” “A Prophet,” “The Ghost Writer” and “The White Ribbon” will contend for best European pic.

The Goya awards will take place at Madrid’s Royal Theater on Feb. 13.

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