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Spanish productions win 17 out of 23 Platino Awards

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- Society of the Snow wins big at the eleventh edition of the awards, winning six of them, including Best Ibero-American Fiction Film and Best Director

Spanish productions win 17 out of 23 Platino Awards
Director Juan Antonio Bayona collects one of his Platino awards for Society of the Snow (© Premios Platino)

Society of the Snow [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: JA Bayona
film profile
]
was the winner at the Ibero-American audiovisual event held last Saturday in Xcaret-Riviera Maya (Mexico). With an avalanche of six Platino awards, it received the most statuettes at the 11th edition of these film and series awards in Spanish and Portuguese. "It is the most watched Spanish-language film in Netflix history", stated its Spanish director, Juan Antonio Bayona. As he accepted the award recognising his film as the Best Ibero-American Fiction Film and also as Best Director, he stressed that "rarely does an award fit better with a feature film shot in Argentina, Spain, Chile and Uruguay".

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In addition to these awards for Society of the Snow, in technical categories, the awards for Best Editing (Jaume Martí, Andrés Gil), Cinematography (Pedro Luque) and Sound (Oriol Tarragó, Marc Orts, Jorge Adrados), as well as the award for Best Actor for the Uruguayan actor Enzo Vogrincic.

In the film acting categories, the winners were Spaniards: Laia Costa in the leading role for Un amor [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Isabel Coixet
film profile
]
; José Coronado as Best Supporting Actor for Close Your Eyes [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
; and Ane Gabarain for Best Supporting Actress for 20,000 Species of Bees [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Estíbaliz Urresola
film profile
]
, a film which, with four awards (Best Fiction Debut Film, Best Screenplay for the work of its director Estíbaliz Urresola, and the Film and Values in Education Award), took second place among the most awarded films of an evening in which the Spanish audiovisual industry won 17 of the 23 awards.

Pablo Berger’s Spanish-French co-production Robot Dreams [+see also:
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]
  was crowned Best Animated Film and won the statuette for Best Original Score (composed by Alfonso de Vilallonga), while the Platino for Best Documentary went to Maite Alberdi's Chilean film La memoria infinita. The other film awards for Best Art Direction went to Rodrigo Bazaes for Pablo Larraín's Chilean film El Conde, and Best Ibero-American Comedy went to Gerardo Herrero's Spanish film Under Therapy [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
.

In the television categories, Argentina's Barrabrava won the award for Best Miniseries or TV Series, while the award for Best Series Creator went to his compatriot Daniel Burman for the second season of Iosi, el espía arrepentido.

The Platino Awards in the series acting categories went to Spain's Lola Dueñas for La Mesías [+see also:
series review
trailer
series profile
]
(Best Actress), as well as to Alfredo Castro in the male category for Los mil días de Allende, a historical fiction in which he plays the former Chilean president. Carmen Machi won the award for Best Supporting Actress for La Mesías, and Andy Chango went up to collect his statuette for Best Supporting Actor for El amor después del amor, a biopic of Fito Páez in which he gives life to another Argentinean rocker, Charly García.

The Platino Awards are promoted by  EGEDA (Audio-Visual Producers' Rights Management Association) with FIPCA, Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers. They are supported by UN Tourism, ICAA, the Ibero-American Film Academies and Institutes, FIACINE, Madrid Film Office and WAWA. Each year, they bring together the talents of the industries in 23 Ibero-American countries to celebrate the most outstanding productions and creators.

The list of winners:

Film

Best Ibero-American film
Society of the Snow [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: JA Bayona
film profile
]
– Juan Antonio Bayona (Spain/United States)

Best Director
Juan Antonio Bayona - Society of the Snow

Best Actress
Laia Costa – Un amor [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Isabel Coixet
film profile
]
(Spain)

Best Actor
Enzo Vogrincic – Society of the Snow

Best Supporting Actress
Ane Gabarain – 20,000 Species of Bees [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Estíbaliz Urresola
film profile
]
(Spain)

Best Supporting Actor
José Coronado – Close Your Eyes [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Spain/Argentina)

Best Screenplay
Estíbaliz Urresola – 20,000 Species of Bees

Best Cinematography
Pedro Luque – Society of the Snow

Best Editing
Jaume Martí, Andrés Gil – Society of the Snow

Best Art Direction
Rodrigo Bazaes - El Conde (Chile/United States)

Best Sound Direction
Oriol Tarragó, Marc Orts, Jorge Adrados – Society of the Snow

Best Original Score
Alfonso de Vilallonga – Robot Dreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Spain/France)

Best First Feature Fiction
20,000 Species of Bees – Estíbaliz Urresola

Best Ibero-American Comedy
Under Therapy [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
– Gerardo Herrero (Spain)

Best Ibero-American Documentary
La memoria infinita – Maite Alberdi (Chile)

Best Ibero-American Animated Film
Robot Dreams – Pablo Berger

Film and Education in Values
20,000 Species of Bees – Estibaliz Urresola

Series

Best Fiction Miniseries or TV Series
Barrabrava – Jesús Braceras (Argentina)

Best Series Creator
Daniel Burman - Iosi, el espía arrepentido (second season) (Argentina)

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series
Lola Dueñas – La Mesías [+see also:
series review
trailer
series profile
]
(Spain)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Series
Alfredo Castro - Los mil días de Allende (Chile)

Best Female Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series
Carmen Machi – La Mesías (Spain)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Series
Andy Chango - El amor después del amor (Argentina)

Honorary Award
Cecilia Roth

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(Translated from Spanish)

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