While Americans fret over whether the strike will end in time for the Oscar ceremony to be its usual bloated, overly cautious self, Spain and Finland held their Oscar equivalents on Sunday. Finland's Jussi Awards were slightly surprising, while Spain's Goyas featured an out-and-out upset.

An upset! We'll go there first. You see, the Patriots were coming off an undefeated season, and -- oh. The other upset. Well, the Goya nominations were led by The Orphanage and 13 Roses, with 14 nods apiece. The Orphanage went ahead and won seven awards -- but the two big prizes, for best film and director, went to an underdog, Solitary Fragments. That film, about a single mother whose life is changed by the terrorist bombings in Madrid, only had three nominations (breakthrough actor was the third), and it won all of them.
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