On Wednesday, May 31st actors Angie Cepeda, Edward James Olmos, Kate del Castillo and Miguel Ángel Silvestre announced the nominations for the 15 categories of the 4th Annual Platino Awards of Iberoamerican Cinema in a press conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The 4th Annual Premios Platino has set up a new record with 847 qualifiying films. The 7 movies with the most nominations participated in many prestigious film festivals, such as Venice Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Mar del Plata and San Sebastian, which shows the great status of Iberoamerican Cinema.
The nominees for Best Director are Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn for El Cuidadano Ilustre, Juan Antonio Bayona for Un monstruo viene a verme, Kleber Mendonça Filho for Aquarius, Pablo Larraín, for Neruda and Pedro Almodóvar for Julieta.
The nominees for Best Screenplay are Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos for El hombre de las mil caras, Alejandro Brugues, Pierre Edelman and Pavel Giroud for El acompañante, Andrés Duprat for El Ciudadano Ilustre, Celso García for La delgada línea amarilla and Guillermo Calderón for Neruda.
The nominees for Best Actress are Angie Cepeda for La semilla del silencio, Emma Suárez for Julieta, Juana Acosta for Anna, Natalia Oreiro for Gilda, no me arrepiento de este amor and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Platino Award Honoree, Sonia Braga, for Aquarius.
The nominees for Best Actor are Alfredo Castro for Desde allá, Damián Alcázar for La delgada línea amarilla, Eduard Fernández for El hombre de las mil caras, Luis Gnecco, for Neruda and Óscar Martínez for El Ciudadano Ilustre.
The nominees for Best Animated Film are Bruxarias, by Virginia Curia (Brazil, Spain); La Leyenda del Chupacabras, by Alberto Rodríguez (Mexico, Spain); Ozzy, by Alberto Rodríguez Rodríguez (Spain); Psiconautas, Los niños olvidados, by Alberto Vázquez, Pedro Rivero (Spain) and Teresa y Tim, by Agurtzane Intxaurraga (Spain).
The nominees for Best Documentary are 2016. Nacido en Siria, by Hernán Zin (Spain); Atrapados en Japón, by Vivienne Barry (Chile); Cinema Novo, by Eryk Rocha (Brazil); Frágil Equilibrio, by Guillermo García López (Spain) and Todo Comenzó por el Fin, by Luis Ospina (Colombia).
The Best Iberoamerican Debut Film nominees are Desde Allá, by Lorenzo Vigas (Venezuela, Mexico); La Delgada Línea Amarilla, by Celso García (Mexico); Rara, by Pepa San Martín (Chile, Argentina); Tarde para la Ira, by Raúl Arévalo (Spain) and Viejo Calavera, by Kiro Russo (Bolivia).
The Educational Values in Films Award category which is bestowed in collaboration with the Foundation for Aid against Drug Addiction, FAD has the following nominees: El Acompañante, by Pavel Giroud (Cuba, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela), Esteban, by Jonal Cosculluela (Cuba, Spain), El Jeremías, by Anwar Safa (Mexico), Rara, by Pepa San Martín (Chile, Argentina) and Un monstruo viene a verme, by Juan Antonio Bayona (Spain).
This year the Premios Platino have a new category: Best Iberoamerican Mini-Series or TV Show and the nominees are Bala Loca, by Gabriel Díaz, Oscar Godoy (Chile); Cuatro Estaciones en La Habana, by Félix Viscarret (Cuba, Spain); El Marginal, by Luis Ortega, Mariano Ardanaz, Javier Pérez, Alejandro Ciancio (Argentina); El Ministerio del Tiempo, by Marc Vigil, Abigail Schaaff, Jorge Dorado, Paco Plaza, Javier Ruiz Caldera (Spain); La Niña, by Rodrigo Triana, Camilo Vega (Colombia) and Velvet, by David Pinillos and Manuel Gómez Pereira (Spain).
The winner of each category will be chosen by an international jury consisting of over 700 creatives who have participated in the previous Premios Platinos.The winners will be announced on July 22nd at La Caja Magica in Madrid. The Awards ceremony is produced thanks to the support to the Ayuntamiento de Madrid.
The Premios PLATINO of Iberoamerican Cinema have, after only four years, have become an important global event for the Iberoamerican film industry by serving as its key international platform.