18 November, 2008

JESS FRANCO TO RECEIVE 2008 GOYA AWARD


Thanks to Alex Mendibil for informing me that the Spanish Academy of Art and Cinematographic Sciences has honored Jess Franco with the 2008 Goya Award for his career in cinema. Spain's main national film award and the equivalent of Hollywood's Academy Award, it was established in 1987. Previous winners include Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz.

I copied over this quote and information from Alex's post on my CINEMADROME site:

"It's such a pleasure and a great honor. I never expected any recognition for my career. I'm delighted and, as I never felt to deserve anything, it's a beautiful present." said Franco after knowing the news. The XXIII Goya Awards Ceremony is being held on 1st February, 2009.

With this prestigious award and the comprehensive Cinematheque Francaise retrospective earlier this year 2008 can now be termed The Year Of Jess Franco!


Congratulations Jess!





10 comments:

Rev. Phantom said...

Coolness!

Kimberly said...

Fabulous news and well-deserved!

Peter Nellhaus said...

Wow!!!

scott said...

unreal!

finally!!

Jerry Lentz said...

Jesus! That's so cool!

Douglas A. Waltz said...

This is fantastic! Will anyone be following Franco with a video camera so that we can see the award show? Maybe that's a televised event that one of our Spanish companions can record for those of us unfortunate enough not to be there.

San Daniele said...

That is really "unreal" - who would have thought of this?!

If there's anyone who's got some video footage of this - please post or send me the link! :)

Bueno Jess!

Jeremy Richey said...

This is wonderful news. I am thrilled for Jess that he is finally getting this well deserved recognition.

Keith said...

That is definitely great news. He most certainly deserves it. Congrats to Jess.

Jacob said...

nice post