Spanish pop star Pablo Alborán is nominated for a Goya Award for best original song. He sings the track “Palmeras en la Nieve” (“Palm Trees in the Snow”), a collaboration with Lucas Vidal, who composed the soundtrack for the movie of the same name.
Palmeras en la Nieve, set in Guinea, is a Spanish superproduction nominated for a total of five Goyas, Spain’s answer to the Oscars. The nominations were announced Monday (Dec. 14).
Alborán was named best Spanish artist at Spain’s 40 Principales Music Awards on Dec. 11; he also took home the best Spanish song award. Now he’s up for a Grammy for best Latin pop album for Terral, following three Latin Grammy noms. He recently wrapped up his first U.S. tour.
Competing with Alborán and Vidal for the best song prize at the Goyas are “So Far and Yet so Close” by Antonio Meliveo, from El País del Miedo; “Techo y Comida” by Daniel Quiñones Perulero y Miguel Carabante Manzano from Techo y Comida; and Cómo me mata el tiempo” by Luis Ivars from Matar el Tiempo.
La Novia, a film based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), leads the Goya nominations with 12 nods, including best picture. The movies A Cambio de Nada, Nadie Quiere la Noche (Nobody wants the night), Truman, featuring Argentine star Ricardo Darin and Spain’s Javier Camera; and Un Día Perfecto, whose cast includes Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins, are also competing in the best picture category.
The Goyas will be presented on February 6 in Madrid.