"Alatriste", "Volver", and Pan's Labyrinth" all landed over ten nods for the event.
Recognized as the one who holds the award event equivalent to Academy Awards, Spain's Academia of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences (AACCE) made public the contenders for its Goya Awards to later announce the winners in the final week of January 2007 in Madrid, Spain.
Topping the list was action-adventure flick "Alatriste" with fifteen nominations followed by "Volver" and "Pan's Labyrinth" aka "El laberinto del Fauno" with fourteen and thirteen nods, respectively, all vying for Best Picture title (Mejor pelicula) alongside honors for the production design (Mejor direccion artistica) and director (Mejor direccion), among others.
Hollywood stars Viggo Mortensen and Penelope Cruz contributed one nomination each for their vehicle; the former scored in Best Leading Actor slot (Mejor interpretacion masculina protagonista) while the latter in that of (Best Leading Actress (Mejor interpretacion femenina protagonista). For full list of the nominees, do check it out on the AACCE official site at http://www.academiadecine.com/.