Successes and errors of the Goya 2024 as a tv gala | Goya Awards | Cinema | EUROtoday

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The problem is all the time monumental. The Goyas have to mix your complete ritual and ceremony round an awards ceremony, with their thanks, hugs, kisses, walks to the stage… with the tv present that retains viewers in entrance of the display screen. The Goya 2024 have been one of many longest in reminiscence, taking greater than three and a half hours to ship the 30 awards (28 plus the worldwide Goya and the honorary Goya, which had already been awarded however has its second too). Without turning into a ceremony that shall be remembered as a tv gala (sure, due to the overwhelming victory of The Snow Society), this yr's gala has had some notable moments, each good and dangerous.

The love of cinema because the frequent thread of the script

The script that Pilar de Francisco and Paloma Rando wrote had the love of cinema as a standard thread. From the start, with Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo imagining that sooner or later they might current the gala, to the minutes by which, in one of the crucial profitable segments, Javis themselves reviewed the Goya awards which have marked their private {and professional} lives. In that very same fragment there was a reunion of the actresses and director of Everything about my mom, who turns 25 years outdated. Pedro Almodóvar himself – and clearly, outdoors the deliberate script – verbalized within the final minutes of the evening one other declare in favor of Spanish cinema that raised enthusiastic ovations within the stalls. Faced with the humor of different events or the bitingness and pictures right here and there, this version opted for sobriety and self-homage with out stepping into many quagmires past those who the givers and winners wished.

The gala went at an inexpensive tempo, and even then it ended up being so long as ever, or longer. There was no abrupt interruption to the thank-you speeches, solely mild background music, making the length of the gala uncontrollable. And though it doesn't matter the place you place the speech of the president of the Film Academy, that anticlimactic second of the evening got here simply earlier than starting the ultimate stretch of the evening, and Fernando Méndez-Leite lasted greater than 10 minutes though it started making certain it might be transient. For one other yr, why not take into account having the Goyas begin earlier?

Javier Calvo, Ana Belén and Javier Ambrossi, at the Goya 2024.
Javier Calvo, Ana Belén and Javier Ambrossi, on the Goya 2024. chema Spirit (EFE)

Ana Belén and the Javis, environment friendly presenters

One of probably the most dangerous jobs in Spain is that of the presenter of the Goya Awards. Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo and Ana Belén accepted the problem and have emerged victorious. In their first participation on stage, they condemned abuse and sexual violence impeccably. His subsequent look was among the many public to suggest the picture of these not awarded on the Goya, a picture that might replicate the one 10 years in the past. took on Ellen DeGeneres (really Bradley Cooper at DeGeneres' behest) on the Oscars of 2014 and which went viral on Twitter. However, what was then a hit because of the fast reflexes of these accountable, this time remained a joke on the gala when that picture didn’t seem anyplace on the networks: solely on the finish of the ceremony was it proven. onscreen.

Ana Belén's presence needed to be taken benefit of on the gala, and it was executed. She was accountable for paying tribute to Concha Velasco with Mom, I wish to be an artist y The yeyé woman, with the Javis as expendable backup singers. “Loving Spanish cinema is one of the best ways to love our country” was one other of the nice phrases of the evening, pronounced by Javier Calvo on the couch with which they honored Everything about my mom. And the final look of the three presenters earlier than saying goodbye to the evening was sitting within the stalls to provide option to the In Memoriam. In basic, they’d extra presence than different current presenters and their participation was extra justified (Ana Belén because the star that she is, the Javis and her love for cinema from the attitude of the mythomaniac) than on different events.

Salvador Sobral and Sílvia Pérez Cruz, during their performance in tribute to those who died at the Goya 2024.
Salvador Sobral and Sílvia Pérez Cruz, throughout their efficiency in tribute to those that died on the Goya 2024. José Oliva (Europa Press)

Inconvenient microphones

Live packages, and much more so awards galas, are a problem for manufacturing and for all technical departments. It is frequent for cameras and microphones to fail or for the response of these involved to not be proven in time. This yr's ceremony has not proven any main flaws on this regard. But the choice to put mounted standing microphones that have been generally low to the audio system, generally excessive, and generally immediately masking their faces could be very questionable. Juan Antonio Bayona himself joked concerning the matter the primary time he went on stage: “for the first time they have put the microphone at the correct height.”

Musical numbers, between alternative and incomprehension

There is not any awards gala with out musical performances. In reality, the evening began with Amaia Romero on the piano performing My massive evening in a fragile model that allowed her to shine after which David Bisbal took up the identical music with the air of a pageant live performance. It was much less understood that Estopa went on stage to sing I wish to be free, with a background by which he put his personal title, in case there have been any doubts. The remainder of the musical moments of the evening have been far more acceptable: the already talked about tribute to Concha Velasco was joined by one other to María Jiménez with a model of It's over by India Martínez, Niña Pastori and María José Llergo transient and thrilling, good for the event. He additionally shined the efficiency of Silvia Pérez Cruz and Salvador Sobral in In Memoriam, with a sublime and emotional I attempt to overlook you.

Elegant surroundings

At the Valladolid Fair, they labored since December to transform the place right into a stage in line with the Goya gala and convert that leisure house into a spot that might accommodate virtually 3,000 individuals between the stands and the stalls. The consequence had a big stage with black, blue and gold tones that various all through the evening however remained in tones that didn’t steal the highlight from the winners, appropriately. Because on the finish of the day, it was the pageant of Spanish cinema and the protagonists have been them.

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