Ibero-American Stars to hit the Red Carpet at the 9th Annual PLATINO Awards for Ibero-American Cinema

  • The PLATINO Awards released today the initial list of confirmed nominees attending the gala: Diego Boneta, Najwa Nimri, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, Maribel Verdú, Luis Tosar, Darío Grandinetti, Eduard Fernández, Blanca Portillo, Ilse Salas, Mercedes Morán, Milena Smit, Manolo Solo, Alfredo Castro, Daniela Ramírez, Enric Auquer or Urko Olazabalin addition to Carmen Maura, who will receive the Platino Honorary Award. 
  • The Ibero-American stars presenting the awards to the winners include Omar Chaparro, Álvaro Morte, Cecilia Suárez, Paco León, Rossy de Palma, José Coronado, Paula Echevarría, Cecilia Roth, Ernesto Alterio, Óscar Jaenada, Antonia Zegers, Carlos Torres, China Suárez, Santiago Segura, Juana Acosta, Maggie Civantos, Stephanie Cayo, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Belinda, Yon González and Aislinn Derbez. 
  • Among those hitting the red carpet are Daniela Santiago, Macarena Gómez, Álvaro Cervantes, Manolo Caro, Eleonora Wexler, Edgar Vittorino, Ana Fernández, Arturo Valls, Carlos Bardem, Guillermo Francella, Clarice Alves, Dulceida, Elena Furiase, Itziar Castro, Irene Arcos, Jedet, Juan Betancourt, Minna el Hammani, Ginés García Millán, Pol Monen, Gala González or Vanesa Romero, in addition to Lali Espósito y Miguel Ángel Muñoz ––the latter two will be hosting the ceremony.

Los Angeles, April 12, 2022 – The PLATINO Awards for Ibero-American Cinema announced today the initial list of confirmed Ibero-American stars and artists attending the upcoming 9th gala that will feature the world’s best audiovisual works in Spanish and Portuguese. 

The ceremony, hosted by Lali Espósito and Miguel Ángel Muñoz, will take place at the IFEMA Palacio Municipal in Madrid on May 1. Among the stars walking the red carpet will be Mexican actress Ilse Salas, nominated for Best Actress for her role in Panama’s Plaza catedral, and Spanish actress Blanca Portillo, nominated in the same category for Maixabel.

Other guests include Mexican actress Ana Cristina Ordóñez, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Noche de fuego; Aitana Sánchez Gijón and Milena Smit, who starred opposite each other in Madres paralelas; and Carmen Maura, this year’s recipient of the PLATINO Honorary Award. 

On the male’s side, confirmed guests Eduard Fernández and Luis Tosar will compete for the Best Actor award for their performances in Mediterráneo and Maixabel, respectively. Additional guests confirmed for the event are nominees Alfredo Castro (starring in Argentina’s Karnawal), Manolo Solo (starring in El buen patrón) and Urko Olazabal (starring in Maixabel), competing for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award. 

Small screen stars confirmed for the gala include Chile’s Daniela Ramírez (Isabel), Maribel Verdú (Ana Tramel. El juego) and Argentina’s Mercedes Morán (El reino), who will be competing for the Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series award. Mexico’s Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel. La serie) and Darío Grandinetti (Hierro), both nominated for Best Actorwill be also walking the red carpet. Mexico’s Rosa María Bianchi(Monarca), Spain’s Najwa Nimri (La casa de papel) and Nancy Dupláa (El reino) will join the event in the hopes to take home the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or TV Series award. Enric Auquer will walk the red carpet as a nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or TV Series award.

The confirmed guest list also includes Best TV Series Creator nominees Pepe Coira, creator of Hierro, and Claudia Piñeiro, in charge of Argentina’s TV production El reino. Other attendees are Fernando León de Aranoa, nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay for El buen patrón, and Abner Benaim, who wrote and directed Plaza Catedral, and also competes for the Best Screenplay award.

Natalie Álvarez Mesén will arrive at the Madrid gala representing Costa Rica’s Clara Sola, nominated for Best Ibero-American Directorial Debut Fiction FilmEdson Sidonie, producer of Karnawal, will be attending the gala alongside director Juan Pablo Félix and acrtress Mónica Lairana in the hopes to win the award. 

OTHER IBERO-AMERICAN STARS TO PRESENT THE PLATINO AWARDS

To bring this year’s edition to a spectacular close, the PLATINO Awards will be presented by renown Ibero-American personalities, including Aislinn Derbez, Ale Nones, Álvaro Morte, Amaury Nolasco, Andrea Chaparro, Antonia Zegers, Belinda, Carlos Torres, Carolina Gaitán, Carolina Ramírez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Cecilia Roth, Cecilia Suárez, China Suárez or Cristina Castaño.

The statuettes will also be presented by Ernesto Alterio, Esmeralda Pimentel, Franco Masini, José Coronado, Juan Carlos Arciniegas, Juan Pablo Urrego, Juan Minujin, Juana Acosta, Lucía Sapena, Maggie Civantos, Omar Chaparro, Óscar Jaenada, Óscar Martínez, Paco León, Paula Echevarría, Rossy de Palma, Santiago Segura, Stephanie Cayo and Yon González.

The star-studded event will also feature other Ibero-American performers such as Álvaro Cervantes, Álvaro Mel, Ana Fernández, Ana María Simón, Antonio Velázquez, Arturo Valls, Carla Nieto, Carlos Bardem, Carlos Ponce, Cecilia Gessa, Clarice Alves, Daniela Santiago, Dulceida, Edgar Vittorino, Edu Rosa, Elena Furiase, Eleonora Wexler, Fernando Guallar, Fernando Tejero, Gala González, Georgina Amorós, Ginés García Millán, Grecia Castta, Guillermo Francella, Guillermo Lasheras, Itziar Castro, Irene Arcos, Jedet, Jesús Castro, John Steiner, José de la Torre, Juan Betancourt, Leo Ortizgris, Lucas Vidal, Macarena Gómez, Manolo Caro, Mar Saura, Marc Clotet, María Isabel Díaz, Marta González de Vega, Merakio, Minna el Hammani,  Natalia Sánchez, Pepe Barroso, Pol Monen, Salva Reina, Silma López or Vanesa Romero.

The ceremony will be broadcast by TV networks across Ibero-America and will present the award for Best Ibero-American Fiction Film to one of the following nominees: Mexico’s Noche de fuego, by Tatiana Huezo; Spain’s Madres paralelas, by Pedro Almodóvar, El buen patrón, by Fernando León de Aranoa, or Maixabel, by Icíar Bollaín. The nominees for Best Ibero-American Fiction Miniseries/TV Series or Documentary Feature Film are Mexico’s Luis Miguel: La serie, by Daniel Krauze, and Narcos: México, by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro; Argentina’s El reino, by Marcelo Piñeyro and Claudia Piñeiro; and Chile’s Isabel, by Rodrigo Bazaes. 

The PLATINO Awards for Ibero-American Cinema are presented by EGEDA (Management Entity of Audiovisual Producers’ Rights) and FIPCA (Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers) in close collaboration with the Community of Madrid and the Madrid City Council. The latter two institutions are so devoted to attracting more filming projects to Madrid ––an ideal location for all types of film and TV productions–– that the region has turned into an intense activity hub generating enormous benefits to the audiovisual sector. The PLATINO Awards also has support from the World Tourism Organization and the Ibero-American Academies and Institutes of Film, unite the great talent of 23 Ibero-American countries and honor the works and best creators each year by presenting awards in 22 categories and the PLATINO Honorary Award. 

Ever since its launch in 2014, the PLATINO Awards have strived to promote Ibero-American films to ensure that success across the most prestigious film festivals leads to an outstanding theatrical run and an excellent commercial box-office performance.

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