Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ Sweeps 6th Premios Platino

Variety | 5/12/2019 | Anna Marie de la Fuente
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Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” made a sweep of the 6th Premios Platino on Sunday, May 12, trouncing its fellow nominees in direction, cinematography, screenplay, sound, and best Iberoamerican film.

The annual Iberoamerican awards ceremony, held once again at the Teatro Gran Tlachco within the sprawling Ecotourist Xcaret Park in Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast, was beamed live on TNT Latin America and by 19 free-to-air television networks from Latin America and Spain.

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“Roma” was a shoo-in given its nine noms and all the prominent awards it has collected since its Golden Lion win at the 75th Venice Film Fest and culminating in its capture of Mexico’s first-ever best international film Oscar (formerly known as the best foreign language film award), as well as best director and best cinematography Academy Awards for Cuaron.

In a glittering ceremony opened by iconic Spanish crooner Raphael, who received a lifetime achievement award a day prior, the awards night kicked off with co-hosts Santiago Segura and Cecilia Suarez calling out celebrities in the audience, including Manolo Caro (creator of hit Netflix series “La Casa de las Flores”), Nicolas Furtado (actor, Netflix’s “El Marginal II”), thesp Edward James Olmos, and the Academy of Motion Pictures chief, John Bailey.

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Nominated for nine Platino awards, “Roma” suffered upsets in editing, art direction and acting. Nominated “Roma” actresses Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira lost to Paraguay’s Ana Brun...
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