He was recently celebrated for his remarkable career by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City… And, now Pedro Almodóvar is receiving love from Spain’s Film Academy…
The 62-year-old Spanish director’s latest film, The Skin I Live In, received 16 Goya Awards nominations on Tuesday, including nods for Best Film and Best Director.
In all, Almodóvar’s latest film led the pack with nods in 16 of the 28 categories. The Skin I Live In was followed closely by Enrique Urbizu’s thriller No Rest for the Wicked with 14 and Kike Maillo‘s directorial debut Eva with 12.
The film’s 16 nominations may help put an end to a period of icy relations between Almodovar and Spain’s Film Academy, which he quit years ago citing irregularities in voting and repeated snubs.
“Pedro will be delighted with the news of so many nominations,” Skin producer and Pedro’s brother Agustin Almodovar told the Spanish daily El Pais, following the announcement. “The Academy has given us a generous welcome. It’s like a big hug.”
The Skin I Live In’s high-profile star Antonio Banderas received a nod in the lead actor category, while Elena Anaya was nominated in the lead actress category.
Meanwhile, Salma Hayek, who will soon be knighted in France, received a best actress nomination for her role in Alex de la Iglesia’s As Luck Would Have It.
Click here for a complete list of nominees.