Almodóvar succeeds at Platino Awards

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Almodóvar succeeds at Platino Awards

All the winners of the Platino Awards at the gala in Caja Mágica, Madrid. Photo: EFE/Kiko Huesca. (EFE)
All the winners of the Platino Awards at the gala in Caja Mágica, Madrid. Photo: EFE/Kiko Huesca. (EFE)

The Platino Awards, the most important awards in the Ibero-American film industry, held their 4th annual gala in Madrid. Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar got the award for Best Director for Julieta, while The Distinguished Citizen, from Argentina, took the award for Best Ibero-American Film.

The Argentine film, directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, was also awarded for Best Actor (Oscar Martínez) and Best Screenplay (Andrés Duprat).

Martínez came as the big favourite for the category, after winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. As to the Platino Award for Best Actress, it went to Brazilian performer Sonia Braga for her role in Aquarius.

Awards for Spanish films

Almodóvar was not the only Spaniard to win a Platino Award. Ten-time Goya Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias scooped the Award for Best Original Score for Julieta and A Monster Calls by Juan Antonio Bayona took the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound and Best Editing.

The Platino Award for Best Animated Film went to Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, whereas Born in Syria was awarded as Best Documentary.

A new category was added this year for Best Miniseries or TV Series. It went to the Spanish-Cuban production Cuatro estaciones en La Habana (RTVE).

The award gala, hosted by Carlos Latre and Natalia Oreiro, was broadcast live by La 1, RTVE.es, TNT for Latin America and Telesistema-Canal 11 for the Dominican Republic.

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