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Netflix wins first Phoenix Awards

The platform and a fantastic woman, by Sebastián Lelio, rise with the most important trophies of the Latin American Film Awards, which in this edition opened to the series

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Netflix wins first Phoenix Awards

Netflix came, saw and beat. In his first participation in Phoenix Awards of Ibero-American Cinema, organized by Cinema 23, whose fourth edition was held on night of this Wednesday in Mexico City, he won award for Best Comedy Series (Club de Cuervos) and best ensemble Actoral and Drama for Narcos. The second winner was Chile, who again demonstrated his cinematographic power (as he did last year with Neruda), with film a fantastic woman. The film, directed by Sebastián Lelio (who was not present at ceremony) took award for Best Direction, best Film and Best Actress for interpretation of transgender Daniela Vega. It was a night of women because Catalan Carla Simon, only present in most important categories, got egg to best screenplay for its celebrated Estiu 1993, film selected by Spain for upcoming edition of Oscars.

The evening, two hours fast and without presenter, but with excellent musical numbers (among m, Natalia Lafourcade interpreting an unusual version of until root), did have time this time for political claims of ills that afflict Continent. The director, producer and Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, who also said a few words in Portuguese, said that "it was enough of bad scripts that our rulers write and that words such as corruption and impunity should be eliminated." Everardo González, director of documentary The Freedom of devil, who took only important award for Mexico of night, spoke of new and controversial Law of internal security, which regulates intervention of Mexican military in war against Narco, and of amnesty to bosses proposed by candidate of Morena, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, and dedicated his film "to all people who have been afraid for what I am doing".

Diego Luna mentioned femicides in his presentation of winning film. The Argentines Leonardo Sbaraglia and Manuel Pérez Biscaya denounced precarious work and violence that plague continent. Daniela Vega dedicated her award "to women who have been murdered by men" and sang to love and even Colombian director of Narcos, Andrés Baiz, had a few words for location manager of series, Carlos Muñoz, who was assassinated in state of Méx ICO and Anglo-Saxon public: "For first time, gringos are reading subtitles."

The award for Best actor was for Oscar Martínez, who plays an Argentine autoexiled writer in illustrious Citizen, best edition was for Brazilian Cláudia Oliveira by a fabrica de nada, distributors A monster comes to see me, Spaniard Juan Antonio Bayona (absent from ceremony, which allowed Mexican Eugenio Caballero, winner of Hollywood Oscar, to rise twice on stage because he also took award for Best Art Design) and great Lady of scene and Argentine cinema , Norma Aleandro, sent a message to thank prize for his entire career. "It brings toger commitment and conviction to tell stories." A message that joined six of night's Latin American stars, including Rossy de Palma, who opened gala with a 20-year version of who will be next to Pérez Prado Orchestra.


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