The Colombian movie The oblivion that we will be by Fernando Trueba, and the Guatemalan The weeping woman, by Jayro Busdamente, They are the favorites for the Platinum awards: they are opting for 11 awards, as announced Monday at the reading of the nominations. In addition to the nominated films, the notes have also resounded in the Madrid City Hall auditorium, as if the musicians were crowding together. They were only, however, virtually, through a couple of screens and some speakers. The Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (ORCAM) has played an anthem in commemoration of the Ibero-American Day, which is celebrated every July 19, a melody composed by Lucas Vidal that has framed the presentation of the nominees for the film awards and the Ibero-American audiovisual.
Both favorite films have been nominated for best film and best director, a category to which Icíar Bollaín also concurs for Rosa’s wedding and Michel Franco by New order. In the television section, the series with the most nominations is the Spanish Homeland, with five. They have followed him Someone has to die co-production between Spain and Mexico, the Colombian The theft of the century and the spanish The Money Heist with four nominations.
The new Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, who took office last week, attended the event and shared a play on words with Portuguese, the other language that participates in the awards: “Thank you and thanks. It was obligatory to be here, next to the Ibero-American cinema ”. He also thanked Rebeca Grynspan, general secretary of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), and Enrique Cerezo, the president of Egeda, the producer’s rights management entity, also present at the event, as organizers of the awards.
The journalist Elena Sánchez has served as master of ceremonies for some awards presented by the actresses Belén Rueda and Paulina García, winner of the Platinum for best female performance in the first edition, and the director Manuel Caro, who has not been able to suppress his joy before their nominations for Someone has to die: “It is already a very special morning, it is a pleasure to be a Mexican in Madrid”. Among his candidacies is that of the best Ibero-American cinematographic miniseries or teleseries. In addition to the Mexican, in this category is the Spanish Riot gear, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Isabel Peña, the Colombian The theft of the century, by Pablo González and Camilo Salazar Prince, and the Spanish Homelandby Aitor Gabilondo.
The event was attended by the Minister of Culture of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, who has pointed out the “feeling of belonging” that is born by the language. “Language is communication and it is an invaluable economic resource. For this reason, the public administrations have to commit ourselves ”, he pointed out. The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, thanked the minister for attending the Madrid home and congratulations on the “final shot of the capital of Latin America in Europe”: “It is a double joy. Luke [Vidal] He is a genius who has achieved excellence and maintains human quality ”. Almeida has continued with a claim in favor of the sector: “If the recovery does not bring culture with it, we will not do better as a society. Without culture we will not have a better future, a future that we deserve after all we have suffered ”.
The delivery ceremony will take place on October 3 in Madrid at Ifema, and will be broadcast by 19 televisions around the world. These awards were born in Panama in 2014 “as a wish of millions of people for equality, respect, brotherhood,” according to a video issued this morning by the organization. In the review, the voice in off pointed out that the members are part of the largest region on the planet. Antonio Banderas, has summed it up from the screen: “No one will value us if we don’t do it first.”