the spanish film the good boss and the Argentine series The kingdom they managed, on Sunday night in Madrid, hehe most coveted accolades from the Platinum Awardsa contest that rewards the best of the Ibero-American audiovisual world.
the good bossa black comedy by Fernando León de Aranoa, about an unscrupulous boss played by Javier Bardem, won four statuettes, including best film of the year in Spain and Latin America.
“An artistically ambitious cinema is possible, made not with its back to the publicbut in complicity with him (…) and that he knows how to move”, León de Aranoa, who won the awards for best direction and best screenplay, said at the ceremony at the conference center in the Spanish capital, Ifema.
After Mondays in the sun (2002) and loving paul (2017), this was Léon de Aranoa’s third collaboration with Javier Bardem, who was rewarded at the gala with the trophy for best male performance.
the good boss He had just won six Goya Awards in February, including the best film of the year.
also had a good night parallel mothersPedro Almodóvar’s latest collaboration with his muse Penélope Cruz, which won three awards: best supporting female performance (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón), original music and art direction.
A third film that had arrived as a favorite at the awards gala, maixabelby Icíar Bollaín, ended with only one award, that of best female performance, which was awarded to the Spanish Blanca Portillofor her portrayal of the widow of a victim of the Basque separatist gang ETA.
A political news series
In the sections dedicated to the small screen of this IX edition of the Platino Awards, Argentina The kingdom was imposed as the best series of the year.
The writers of this television series about a vice-presidential candidate who must replace a presidential hopeful assassinated during the campaign, Claudia Piñeiro and Marcelo Piñeyro were rewarded with the award for best television creation.
The award “we want to give it to the public, which was not only entertained with The kingdombut he went out to debate the issues he touches: Who sends us, why do the ultra-conservative parties unite with the churches to restrict rights, especially of women and dissidence?” said Claudia Piñeiro.
The kingdomwhich will have a second season that is currently being recorded, won a third prize, for best male performance in a teleseries, which fell to the Argentine Joaquín Furriel.
During the gala, the renowned Spanish actress Carmen Maurafrom movies like Women at the edge of a nervous attack, Ay Carmela! either Communitywas recognized with the Honor Award for her career.
“I want to share it with all the actors and actresses with whom I have worked in all the countries (of Latin America) that have welcomed me, pampered me, that I have felt very loved,” said Maura, who was applauded by the attendees.
Like last year, the ceremony was face-to-face, in a Spain which since the end of March implemented a strategy to treat covid-19 as an endemic disease, comparable to the flu. In 2020, the awards were announced on YouTube from Mexico due to the pandemic.
The Platinum Awards are promoted by the Spanish Audiovisual Producers Rights Management Entity (EGEDA), the Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA) and the Ibero-American Film Academies and Institutes.
Since making his debut in 2014 in Panama, This contest is held annually and alternatively in Spain and Latin America.