The Spanish film, directed by Pedro Almodóvar is the big winner with six awards, including Best Feature Film
Antonio Banderas and Carol Duarte, are winners in the Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor categories
La Casa de papel ("Money Heist") was the most awarded series with a total of three awards, including Best Ibero-American Miniseries or TV Series
Álvaro Morte and Cecilia Suárez, are winners of the PLATINO Award for Best Male and Female Actors in a Miniseries or TV Series
Alba Flores and Gerardo Romano inaugurate the PLATINO Award category for Best Male and Female Acting for a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or TV Series.
The announcement of the 2020 Awards winners was held virtually as a sign of commitment to the Ibero-American film industry in our current global health crisis and The Platino Xcaret Awards for Ibero-American Cinema will return to the Mayan Riviera in 2021
June 29th, 2020 - The Spanish production Pain and Glory by director Pedro Almodóvar, has turned out to be the big winner of the 7th Edition of the PLATINO Xcaret Awards with a total of six statuettes. The film, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, won in the categories of Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Male Actor, Original Music and Editing. The official announcement was made over Social Media (@PremiosPLATINO) as a sign of commitment to and in recognition of a record year for the Ibero-American film industry.
The production by El Deseo won Best Ibero-American Feature Film, and the name of Pedro Almodóvar, has been mentioned twice, winning in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories. The renowned filmmaker adds these trophies to his 2017 PLATINO Award for Best Director for Julieta.
Actor Antonio Banderas, the film's lead, won the award for Best Male Actor; the native from Malaga adds this award to the Honorary PLATINO Award he won in 2015.
Pain and Glory has also received the awards for Best Editing for Teresa Font and Best Original Music for Alberto Iglesias. Alberto Iglesias gets his fourth consecutive award in this same category after those received in 2017 for Julieta, in 2018 for La Cordillera and last year for Yuli.
The award for Best Female Actor has fallen into the hands of Carol Duarte, star of the A vida invisível, by Karim Aïnouz. This is the second time that a Brazilian actress has achieved this, after Sonia Braga in 2017.
In what was the first nomination for Costa Rica in the history of the PLATINO Xcaret Awards, El despertar de las hormigas (Antonella Sudassasi´s directorial debut) won the PLATINO Xcaret Award for Cinema and Values in Education; a recognition that highlights productions whose stories represent a socio-educational contribution. In the educational sector, the organizers of this film event have shown a special sensitivity in recent years. They launched the Platino EDUCA platform (www.platinoeduca.com), aiming to teach and expand culture through filmmaking.
Salvador Simó Busom's feature film, Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas was awarded Best Animated Film; Democracia em Vertigem, by Petra Costa, received the PLATINO Award for Best Documentary Film, the second Brazilian film to be awarded the Best Documentary Award in the history of these awards. The first statuette was taken by O Sal Da Terra in 2015; and the award for Best Debut Feature went to the Mexican film La Camarista, by Lila Avilés
The final awards include Best Cinematography, which was awarded to Jasper Wolf, and Best Sound Mixing to Lena Esquenazi, both for the Colombian film Monos. The Best Art Direction award went to Juan Pedro de Gaspar for Mientras dure la guerra..
LA CASA DE PAPEL ("MONEY HEIST") TRIUMPHS IN THE SERIES CATEGORY
The 7th Edition of the PLATINO Xcaret Awards also awarded the best Miniseries and TV-series and the big winner in 2020 was the Spanish series La casa de papel with a total of three awards: Best Miniseries or Ibero-American TV series, Best Male Actor in a series for Álvaro Morte, and Best Female Actor in a series for Alba Flores.
For the second consecutive year, Mexican actress Cecilia Suárez has stood out as Best Female Actor in a series for her role in La casa de las flores. The Argentinean actor Gerardo Romano was recognized as Best Supporting Male Actor in the series El Marginal III.
THE PLATINO XCARET AWARDS COMMITTED TO THE INDUSTRY
The huge health crisis as a consequence of Covid-19 has guided all plans in recent months, but the Ibero-American film industry has kept the pulse, becoming a companion, supporter and entertainer worldwide. Despite the fact that filming and recording have stopped, they will soon return even more powerful, as it has been a record breaking year in viewership for Ibero-American films and series.
Considering our current climate, the PLATINO Xcaret Awards decided to postpone the celebrations until 2021 when they return to the Mayan Riviera, but it was important to demonstrate the commitment to the industry, which is why the official announcement of the winners was still made, yet it was done virtually to take into consideration the current state of worldwide health. Those in charge of revealing the winners were the ambassador of the awards and recognized CNN journalist, Juan Carlos Arciniegas, along with the hosts who were set to present at the Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret: the Mexican actor and humorist Omar Chaparro, and the Colombian actress and singer Májida Issa.
The Xcaret PLATINO Awards for Iberian Cinema hosted by EGEDA (Entity of Rights Management of Audio-Visual Producers), with FIPCA (IberoAmerican Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers), and with the support of the Iberian Academies and film institutes, join, since their first ceremony in 2014, the great film talents from 23 Iberian countries, extolling the most notable productions and creators every year with nineteen statuettes.
Complete list of winners_Premios Platino Xcaret 2020 (PDF Document)