On Sunday the 27th we enjoyed a fantastic evening at the 11th Catalan Film Academy Gaudí Awards. A night filled with stars, authorities and the in-crowd, with Mistinguett bubbles enlivening the welcome drinks and the post-gala party. Nominees, award-winners and guests thoroughly enjoyed the Brut mini-bottles and the fabulous rosé. Toast after toast to celebrate an exceptional function! Nobody wanted the evening to end…
This was also a very special edition given the high number of women winners, which signals a surge in female film talent (from Catalonia and beyond). I am very pleased that Lola Dueñas and Anna Castillo won the Gaudí award for best female actresses, lead and supporting respectively, but I am overjoyed that in other nominations, in which gender is not specified, the winners were some great women professionals such as Celia Rico for best screenplay, Rosa Ros for best photography, Mercè Paloma for best costume design, Bàrbara Farré for best short film and Elena Trapé for best feature film. Among other female award winners!
Later, at the after-party, I raised a toast with some great actresses such as Marisa Paredes and Itziar Castro, so exciting, my legs were shaking, I admire them so much! I also chanced upon the president of the Academy, Isona Passola, who was delighted with the presence of Mistinguett. She’s a veritable brand lover, she adores our cava!
It was a truly magical night… 🙂
I certainly won’t miss it next year. Hurrah for the Gaudí awards, hurrah for films in the Catalan language and, above all, long live female filmmakers!