Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa Make History as First Female Duo to Host Premios Platino Awards

The Premios Platino Xcaret awards are breaking new ground by selecting Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa as the first all-female hosting duo, celebrating the growing influence of women in the Ibero-American film industry.

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Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa Make History as First Female Duo to Host Premios Platino Awards

Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa Make History as First Female Duo to Host Premios Platino Awards

The 11th edition of the Premios Platino Xcaret awards, which recognize the best in Ibero-American cinema and television, is breaking new ground by selecting actresses Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa to co-host the ceremony. This marks the first time in the awards' history that a female duo will present the prestigious event, set to take place on April 20, 2024, at the Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret Park in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Esmeralda Pimentel, a Mexican actress, praised the Premios Platino for recognizing the revolutionary contributions of women in the film industry. "This is a historic moment, not only because a Colombian and a Mexican woman are presenting the gala, but also because it represents the growing power and influence of women in the industry, as they continue to conquer new spaces," Pimentel stated.

Majida Issa, a Colombian actress who won a Platino award last year, noted that each Premios Platino event is more impressive, with more co-productions and better films. The co-hosts are excited to celebrate the Platino de Honor award being given to Argentine actress Cecilia Roth, whom they both greatly admire.

Why this matters: The selection of Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa as the first all-female hosting duo for the Premios Platino awards signifies a major step forward in recognizing the important role and growing influence of women in the Ibero-American film industry. This historic move highlights the progress being made in promoting gender equality and celebrating the achievements of talented actresses in the region.

The Premios Platino Xcaret 2024 will feature 23 categories, including the Best Ibero-American Fiction Film nomination, which includes films from countries like Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Luxembourg, Mexico, Denmark, and France. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on the TNT pay TV channel, the Cultural Channel of Mexico, and the Max streaming platform. Prior to the main event, the Premios Platino awards for the public's choice were presented on Friday, with the Spanish film 'La sociedad de la nieve' winning Best Ibero-American Fiction Film and its lead actor Enzo Vogrincic receiving the award for Best Male Performance.

Key Takeaways

  • Premios Platino Xcaret 2024 to be co-hosted by actresses Esmeralda Pimentel and Majida Issa.
  • First all-female hosting duo in the awards' history, signifying progress for women in Ibero-American cinema.
  • Platino de Honor award to be given to Argentine actress Cecilia Roth.
  • 23 categories, including Best Ibero-American Fiction Film, to be awarded at the ceremony.
  • Spanish film 'La sociedad de la nieve' won Best Ibero-American Fiction Film and Best Male Performance.