The Chilean film A fantastic woman continues to triumph in Latin American cinematographic panorama in Hollywood. Still fresh its victory in Oscars, where film of Sebastián Lelio obtained statuette for best ribbon in foreign language, a fantastic woman has risen like great nominated one of Platinum awards. The film has won nine nominations for main awards of Ibero-American cinema. Among m, best fiction film, Best Direction for Lelio and best actress for Daniela Vega. The presence of this one gets a new recognition for transsexual actress, whose defense of a greater inclusion in cinema and in society, in addition to his formidable work like a widow to which nobody recognizes his rights, his gender or his pain, has earned him respect of Hollywood.
Candidate also for better sound, better photography, better art direction, better montage and best screenplay, Platinum have chosen this co-production among five candidates in category of film and education in values. They complete category of best film The films The Cordillera, bookstore, last days in Havana and Zama, all of m, like fantastic Woman, Spanish co-productions. In category of Best actress compete with Vega Antonia Zegers ( Dogs), Emma Suarez ( Daughters of April), Maribel Verdú (Abracadabra) and Sofia Gala (Alanis). The best actor category will be defended by Alfredo Castro ( Dogs), Daniel Giménez Cacho (Zama), Javier Bardem (Loving Paul), Javier Gutiérrez ( author) and Jorge Martínez (Last Days in Havana).
The Platinum awards come to its fifth edition highlighting Ibero-American cinema. This is a difficult task in face of diversity of countries (23 this year) and languages (Spanish and Portuguese). At this point, awards include television works with three categories, best TV Series or miniseries and Best male and female interpretation in this medium, nominations dominated by Spanish series as Ministry of time, cable girls or Velvet collection. However, awards, which sponsor societies of producers Egeda and FIPCA, continue ir journey under slogan "We join cinema." Or echoing words of Antonio Banderas when receiving award of Honor said: "No one will appreciate us if we do not."
With more than 850 productions in competition, announcement of candidates has reduced number of films nominated to little more than forty, of which next April 29 winners will come. Their names will be announced at ceremony that will take place at Xcaret Riviera Maya, in Mexico. As every year, organization of awards wanted to recognize richness of its nominees, choosing a new venue for se itinerant awards, which have already passed through Panama, Marbella (Spain), Punta del Este (Uruguay) and Madrid.
However, this year nominations have come from heart of Hollywood, Roosevelt Hotel, seat of first Oscar awards, as recalled Ambassador of awards, journalist Juan Carlos Arciniegas. This has not been only connection this year with award of awards. As in previous editions, Platinum took advantage of announcement to lock new ties with Hollywood industry, and this time y awarded a statuette of honor to Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences for ir efforts to increase Diversity within cinema.
Eugenio Derbéz, Master of Ceremonies of this edition, has recalled recent triumphs in Oscars of Mexican Guillermo del Toro, Chilean Lelio, and animated film Coco, although as same actor mentioned, latter is a production American, "not Mexican." "It is true that we are deceiving a little," actor commented to country in reference to that perhaps false feeling of triumph.
"Mexican talent is undeniable, but it is true that, by various circumstances, we have had to emigrate and go open or doors," he added. "I trust that in near future we compete with film without language or its origin is a hindrance," concluded actor and producer, which will debut soon in United States and Mexico The comedy Man in water.