MADRID — “Argentina 1985″ led the nominations for the 10th edition of the Platino Ibero-American Film Awards on Thursday with 14 mentions, including best Ibero-American film and best director.
Santiago Mitre’s film, currently nominated for the Academy Awards for best international film, also received mentions for actors Ricardo Darín, Peter Lazani, Alejandra Flechner, Carlos Portaluppi and Norman Briski.
The Spanish film “As bestas”, the Mexican film “Bardo, false chronicle of a few truths” and the Spanish film “Cinco lobitos” follow it with six nominations for the Platinum gala, which will be held on April 22 in Madrid .
“Alcarràs”, by the Spanish filmmaker Carla Simón and “As bestas” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, as well as “Bardo”, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, were also nominated in the categories of Ibero-American film and best director. “As Bestas” arrives as a strong contender after having won the Goya award for best film from the Spanish Film Academy.
On its tenth anniversary, the Platino Awards will inaugurate the film category of best Ibero-American fictional comedy for which “Bardo” is nominated, the Spanish “Official Competition” by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat; the Chilean “Desconectados” by Diego Rougier, and the Argentine “Granizo” by Marcos Carnevale.
In addition to Lanzani and Darín, the candidates for best male performance are the Mexican Daniel Giménez Cacho from “Bardo” and the Spanish Luis Tosar from “En los márgenes”. In this edition, the category only includes four male candidates.
The field of best female interpretation is made up of the Chileans Aline Küppenheim from “1976″ and Antonia Zegers from “El punishment”, the Spanish Laia Costa from “Cinco lobitos” and Laura Galán from “Cerdita” as well as the Dominican Magnolia Núñez from “ Sweetie.”
In addition to Portaluppi and Briski from “Argentina 1985″, Luis Zahera from “As bestas” and Ramón Barea from “Cinco lobitos” compete in the category of best male performance of the cast.
As for best supporting female performance, Flechner from “Argentina 1985″, the Spanish Carmen Machi from “Cerdita”, Penélope Cruz from “En los márgenes” and Susi Sánchez from “Cinco lobitos” are the nominees.
The best feature debut category has a majority of female filmmakers. The Chilean film “1976″ by Manuela Martelli, the Spanish film “Cinco lobitos” by Alauda Ruiz de Azúa, the Nicaraguan film “La hija de todas las rabias” by Laura Baumeister, the Colombian film “La jauría” by Andrés Ramírez Pulido and the Bolivian “Utama” by Alejandro Loayza Grisi.
As for the best documentary film section, the Uruguayan film “Bosco” by Alicia Cano Menoni was nominated; the Paraguayan “Eami”, by Paz Encina; the Cuban-Spanish co-production “El caso Padilla”, by Pavel Giroud; the Guatemalan “El silencio del topo”, by Anaïs Taracena, and the Chilean “My imaginary country”, by Patricio Guzmán.
In the television categories, the Colombian series “Noticia de un kidnapping” is one of the most nominated productions with six mentions, including the best Ibero-American film miniseries or teleseries. The Argentine series “El encargado”, “Iosi, the repentant spy” and “Santa Evita” complete the list.
The candidates for the award for best female performance in a miniseries or television series are the Chilean Claudia Di Girolamo from “42 días en la oscuridad”, the Colombian Cristina Umaña from “Noticia de un secuestro”, the Argentine Natalia Oreiro from “Santa Evita” and the Mexican Paulina Gaitán from “Belascoarán”.
Giménez Cacho also appears in the television categories thanks to his performance in the second season of “A strange enemy”, competing for the award for best male performance in a miniseries or television series with the Argentine Guillermo Francella of “El encargado”, the Argentine-Spanish Juan Diego Botto from “I don’t like to drive”, and the Colombian Juan Pablo Raba from “Noticia de un kidnapping”.
The finalists were announced by Amaia Salamanca, Cristina Castaño, Nerea Barros and Rubén Cortada at the Spanish Heart Foundation.
In its current edition, the Platino Awards have nominated productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.
The awards are promoted by the Audiovisual Producers Rights Management Entity (EGEDA) and the Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA). They have the support of Ibero-American film academies and institutes that comprise 23 countries.