11th Platino Xcaret Awards to Celebrate Ibero-American Audiovisual Talent in Mexico

The 11th Platino Xcaret Awards, celebrating Ibero-American cinema, will be held in Mexico's Xcaret Park on April 20, 2024, with Argentina leading the nominations. The event fosters cultural exchange and promotes the host destination.

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11th Platino Xcaret Awards to Celebrate Ibero-American Audiovisual Talent in Mexico

11th Platino Xcaret Awards to Celebrate Ibero-American Audiovisual Talent in Mexico

The 11th edition of the Platino Xcaret Awards, celebrating Ibero-American audiovisual talent in Spanish and Portuguese, will be held on April 20, 2024 at the Gran Tlachco Theater in Mexico's Xcaret Park. The event will feature productions from Argentina, Spain, Chile, and other countries nominated for best film and best miniseries or cinematographic TV series.

Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa will host the ceremony, which will be broadcast on TNT and streamed on the Max platform. It marks the first time in the awards' history that two women will serve as hosts. The event will include performances by Spanish artists Ana Mena and Ana Guerra paying tribute to iconic singer Rocio Durcal.

Why this matters: The Platino Xcaret Awards shine a spotlight on the thriving Ibero-American film and television industry, recognizing the immense talent and creativity across Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. The event fosters cultural exchange and collaboration, while also promoting the host destinations to a global audience.

Argentina leads the nominations with 24 out of a total of 59. Colombian national productions 'The Other Son' by Juan Sebastián Quebrada and 'Un Varón' by Fabián Hernández are among the nominees, with Dilan Felipe Ramírez Espitia, Ilona Almansa, and Simón Trujillo receiving acting nods. The film 'The Society of the Snow' is a top contender, nominated for best film, best director, and best lead actor.

Legendary Argentinian actress Cecilia Roth will receive the Platino Honorary Award, previously awarded to other notable figures in Ibero-American cinema. Canadian singer Michael Bublé and his wife, Argentinian actress Luisana Lopilato, are also expected to attend. Lopilato is producing and starring in an upcoming film about the controversial criminal figure 'Pepita la Pistolera', set for release in 2025.

The Platino Xcaret Awards serve as a collaboration between the audiovisual industry and the tourism sector. Enrique Cerezo, president of the Platino Awards, emphasized the importance of strengthening this partnership and the economic and promotional benefits it brings to host destinations. The UN Tourism International Forum 'Tourism and Culture: A movie relationship' was held on April 19 in Xcaret as part of the awards festivities.

The winners of 23 categories will be announced at the gala on April 20, with the audience award for Best Film going to the Spanish film 'Society of the Snow'. "The Platino Awards allow the city to be showcased in a different way through the big screen," noted a representative from the Madrid City Council, which has been investing in the event as part of its efforts to support and promote Latin American cinema.

Key Takeaways

  • 11th Platino Xcaret Awards to be held on April 20, 2024 in Mexico's Xcaret Park.
  • Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa to host the ceremony, a first for the awards.
  • Argentina leads the nominations with 24 out of 59 total, including 'The Society of the Snow'.
  • Cecilia Roth to receive the Platino Honorary Award, Bublé and Lopilato to attend.
  • Platino Awards collaborate with tourism sector, Madrid City Council invests in the event.