The Best Original Song nominees for the Goya Awards, the film awards often called “Spain’s Oscars” include the rock-and-roll theme for Goya favorite “Campeones” and a torch song from the soundtrack of Everybody Knowns, the thriller starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. A track from previous Goya-winner Roque Baños’ score for Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quijote and the flamenco “Me Vas a Extrañar” from Carmen y Lola a coming-of-age story about the romance between two gypsy girls.
The Goya Awards will be presented on Feb. 2 in Seville. These are the four nominees in the Best Original Song category:
“Este Es El Momento,” Coque Malla
Rocker Coque Malla’s retro theme for Goya favorite Campeones (Champions) has the feel-good spirit of the inspirational comedy directed by Javier Fesser, which is nominated for 11 awards. Malla, best known as the lead singer of Eighties Spanish rock group Los Ronaldos, nabs the nomination on the heels of the release of his solo album Irrepetible.
“Tarde Azul de Abril,” Roque Baños
Previous Goya winner Roque Baños composed the soundtrack for Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quijote, which stars Adam Driver. Flamenco singer Carmen Linares touchingly interprets Baños’ lament “Tarde Azul de Abril.”
“Una de Esas Noches Sin Final,” Javier Limon
Actress Inma Cuesta, who plays Penelope Cruz’s younger sister in the Spanish thriller Todos lo Saben (Everybody Knows), gets her fado on, delivering a beautiful performance on the ballad “Una de Esas Noches Sin Final,” by Javier Limón.
“Me Vas a Extrañar,” Paco de la Rosa
Carmen Y Lola, a love story between two teen girls that plays out in Madrid’s Roma community, is nominated for eight Goya Awards. The directorial debut from Arantxa Echevarría, features Paco de la Rosa’s flamenco song.