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February 2023

Carolina Gaitán, Omar Chaparro and Paz Vega will host the gala of the tenth edition of the PLATINO Awards

  • Mexican actor, Omar Chaparro, one of the great Hispanic faces of Hollywood today, will present the ceremony to the Ibero-American public.
  • The Colombian actress and singer, Carolina Gaitán, also a prominent Ibero-American presence in the US industry, will lead, together with Omar Chaparro, the long-awaited gala for the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audiovisual industry that will celebrate its tenth anniversary on April 22.
  • The Spanish interpreter, Paz Vega, who has been a regular on international screens for two decades and will shoot her first film as a director this 2023, will share the stage with Gaitán and Chaparro at the premios PLATINO gala

Carolina Gaitán, Omar Chaparro and Paz Vega will host the tenth edition of the PLATINO Awards. The actors, three of the most recognized Ibero-American faces in Hollywood, will be responsible for hosting the Ibero-American audiovisual industry awards ceremony, which will celebrate with its tenth edition the successes and creativity of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions in search of the deserved recognition of the talent of these territories.

The actress and singer Carolina Gaitán, one of the faces with the greatest present and future within the Ibero-American film and television industry, will be alongside Omar Chaparro and Paz Vega. The Colombian artist, who appeared on television for the first time in 2002 in the reality show Popstars, of which she was the winner, has worked on the small screen in numerous productions in her country, such as Vuelo 1503, Zona Rosa and La diosa coronada, and reaching her first leading role with the telenovela Gabriela giros del destino. She has also appeared in productions such as Alias el Mexicano, Narcos, Hermanitas Calle and Celia, as well as in Sin senos sí hay paraíso, a successful sequel to Sin senos no hay paraíso in which she played Catalina Marín, a role she reprized in El final del paraíso. She was also one of the voices in the Spanish-speaking dubbing of Encanto, a Disney film in which she played Pepa Madrigal, as well as being the guest star at the Oscars to sing the hit song No se habla de Bruno.

Gaitán's versatility is another of her characteristics: as an actress, singer, voice-dubbing actress, or as a reality judge. She has produced Vida, her own musical monologue, has two studio albums, La Gaita (2015) and De Colombia (2021), has been a judge of Factor X in her country and was one of the voices that created the music for the film The Greatest Showman, which starred Hugh Jackman. Among her upcoming projects, the actress has landed leading roles in the film Quicksand and in the American series Second Chances.

Omar Chaparro, one of the most powerful Latino figures in Hollywood, will co-present the tenth edition of the PLATINO Awards, since in the seventh edition of the awards he could not do so at the virtual delivery of the awards, where the Mexican actor participated virtually due to the start of the pandemic in 2020. The actor and comedian, who has more than 24 million followers on social media, has participated in television productions such as Televisa 's ¿Quién es la máscara? and Nailed It! México, a reality television show that he hosted. Chaparro also accumulated prominent roles on the big international screen, such as Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, where he shared credits with Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith, Stuck, Show Dogs, where he has Will Arnett and Natasha Lyonne as co-stars, and Blackout, starring Josh Duhamel.

Chaparro has also worked extensively in the Spanish-speaking industry, starring in feature films such as Compadres, directed by Enrique Begne and with Eric Roberts and Kevin Pollak, the Netflix production Como caído del cielo, in which the actor interprets songs by Pedro Infante, Tod@s caen, No manches Frida and its sequel, two of the highest grossing films in recent Mexican cinema, ¿Y como es él?, where he worked with Mauricio Ochmann, and 7th and Union, directed by Anthony Nardolillo. In 2023 we will see him in The Wingwalker and a new Netflix series.

Paz Vega has starred in films in Europe, North America and Latin America and has worked with prestigious directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Frank Miller, Danis Tanovic, Oliver Parker, Michelle Placido and the Taviani brothers; In addition to sharing credits with renowned performers such as Scarlett Johansson, Adam Sandler, the PLATINO Honor Award Diego Luna, Jason Clarke, Andy McDowell, Eva Méndez, Adrien Brody, Colin Farrell, Rob Lowe, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman or Silvertre Stallone among many others.

Since her debut in the sitcom Siete Vidas, Vega has received recognitions such as the Goya Award for her role in the celebrated Lucía y el sexo by Julio Medem. It was in 2006 when the actress made the leap to Hollywood at the hands of James L. Brooks, co-starring in Spanglish with Sandler. In 2022, she starred in A todo tren 2, a box office success in Spain, and shot Luciérnagas en el Mozote, the first Hollywood film made in El Salvador directed and written by Ernesto Melara. Her 2023 has started with the premiere of Kaleidoscope, a Netflix series produced by Ridley Scott in which she co-stars alongside Giancarlo Esposito, Tati Gabrielle, Rufus Sewell and Jai Courtney; and will continue with the filming of her first film as a director and screenwriter.


Thus, Gaitán, Chaparro and Vega will be responsible for conducting the PLATINO Awards gala. A task that some of the greatest audiovisual stars have taken on, including Lali Espósito and Miguel Ángel Muñoz, hosts of the ninth edition of the awards. In previous editions, this work has been carried out by prominent personalities of Ibero-American culture such as Adal Ramones, Alessandra Rosaldo, Carlos Latre, Cecilia Suárez, Eugenio Derbez, Imanol Arias, Juan Carlos Arciniegas, Juana Acosta, Májida Issa, Natalia Oreiro, Luis Gerardo Méndez and Santiago Segura.

Now on to its tenth edition, the awards will celebrate, once again, the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions, their diversity, their cultures and their audiovisual industry

The extensive media coverage of premios PLATINO contributed to the presence of the best of Ibero-American culture at the awards ceremony presented by Lali Espósito and Miguel Ángel Muñoz, televised by TNT to all Ibero-America and who will continue televising the event in 2023, as well as on 24 channels in 21 countries that emphasize the wide dissemination and scope of the event.

Premios PLATINO is promoted by EGEDA (Audiovisual Producers Rights Management Entity), with FIPCA (the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers), and the Community of Madrid and Madrid City Council. Premios PLATINO is also supported by the World Tourism Organization, WAWA, and the Ibero-American Motion Picture Academies and Institutes, as well as in collaboration with sponsors including Iberia, AIE, TNT, Movistar+, RTVE and Agencia EFE;  and unite the great talents of the industries of the 23 Ibero-American countries to extol the most outstanding productions and creators of each year with twenty-two awards and a PLATINO Honorary Prize.

Since their first edition in 2014, they have been striving to disseminate Ibero-American audiovisual productions, so that the successes achieved in the most prestigious festivals also translate into excellent results in commercial theaters and so that our cinema and fiction series get the distribution they deserve.

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