Spanish cinema has always had a strong presence at the Platino Awards, which recognize the best Ibero-American films of each year, but this edition is absolute dominance with several categories where there are almost full Spanish nominees. The great year of Spanish cinema continues to leave sequels, and now they come in the form of awards that recognize the beasts y alcarrás as two of the four best films of the year. The chosen ones complete Argentina, 1985 y Bardo. All of them repeat in the category of Best Director (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Carla Simón, Santiago Miter and Alejandro González Iñárritu), which makes it clear that they are the great favorites of the night, although Simón’s film leaves the candidacy of Best script, where his three rivals do enter and where Manuela Martelli completes the quartet for the Chilean 1976.
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The overwhelming Spanish presence is confirmed in the interpretative categories. In Supporting Actress there are three Spaniards: Penelope Cruz, for in the margins; Carmen Machi, for little pig and Susi Sanchez; by Cinco Lobitos. Alauda Ruiz de Azúa’s film is nominated for Best First Feature, where she is the great favourite, and Laia Costa also gets the nomination for Best Leading Role where there is also a Spanish double, since Laura Galán is a candidate for pig. In Supporting Actor Luis Zahera, for the beasts; and in protagonist Luis Tosar, for in the margins, complete the Spanish presence. There is only one category where there is no Spaniard, in Best Documentary, since there is also a broad representation of our industry in the technical sections. In Best Animated Film, Spanish cinema achieved another double, as Thaddeus Jones 3 y Unicorn Wars They cover half the category.
In number of nominations the great favorite is Argentina, 1985, the film by Santiago Miter that this Sunday is playing the Oscar for Best International Film. The film starring Ricardo Darín about the trial against those responsible for the dictatorship in that country has added 14 nominations in this edition that will be held in Madrid on April 22. With these data it seems clear that the Argentine film is the rival to beat.
The rest of the contenders are far away, among them the beastswhich is left with six candidacies, the same as Bardo, a false chronicle of a few truths”, by Alejandro González Iñárritu or Cinco Lobitos. you will catch For its part, it has settled for three, including the two most important.
The Platinum nominations have been distributed among twelve different countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay), with Spain obtaining 34% of the film nominations followed by by Argentina, with 24% and Chile and Mexico, both with 10%.