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Premios Platinos (Latin American Oscars) Unveils Nominations; Brazil’s ‘Rio 2096, A Story of Love and Fury’ Gets Nod

Premios Platinos (Latin American Oscars) Unveils Nominations; Brazil's 'Rio 2096, A Story of Love and Fury' Gets Nod

Premios Platinos, considered to be the “Oscars of Latin America” has just unveiled its list of nominees for their first edition, a ceremony which will take place on Saturday, April 5 at the Anayansi Theatre in Panama City. 

The first edition will give out awards for fiction, documentaries and animated films from 22 countries all over Latin America including Spain, Portugal and Brazil. And speaking of Brazil, the animated feature titled Rio 2096, A Story of Love and Fury, directed by Luiz Bolognesi, has been nominated in one of the 8 categories, Best Animated Film that is.

Promising a history of Brazil that you’ve never seen told quite like this, Rio 2096 tells the story of Brazil in 4 phases: colonization, slavery, military regime, and then looks to the future, in 2096, during which a war for water is taking place. At the core of the film is an immortal hero’s search for the woman he has been in love with for 600 years.

The film stars the voice talents of Selton MelloCamila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro and others.
Take a look at the list of categories and respective nominees below:

Premio Platino for Best Latin American Fiction Film 

The Golden Cage 
 Witching & Bitching 
Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed 
El médico alemán – Wakolda 
Premio Platino for Best Director 
Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) 
Amat Escalante (Heli) 
David Trueba (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed) 
Lucía Puenzo (El médico alemán – Wakolda) 
Premio Platino for Best Actor 
Antonio de la Torre (Cannibal) 
Víctor Prada (El limpiador) 
Eugenio Derbez (No se aceptan devoluciones) 
Ricardo Darín (Tesis sobre un homicidio) 
Javier Cámara (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed) 
Premio Platino for Best Actress 
Nashla Bogaert (¿Quién manda?) 
Paulina García (Gloria) 
Marian Álvarez (La herida) 
Karen Martínez (The Golden Cage) 
Laura De La Uz (La película de Ana) 
Natalia Oreiro (El médico alemán – Wakolda) 
Premio Platino for Best Original Score 
Karin Zielinski (El limpiador) 
Emilio Kauderer (Futbolín) 
Joan Valent (Witching & Bitching) 
Premio Platino for Best Animated Film 
El secreto del medallón de Jade
Justin y la Espada del valor 
Uma história de amor e fúria 
Premio Platino for Best Documentary Film 
Con la pata quebrada 
Cuates de Australia 
La eterna noche de las doce lunas 
O dia que durou 21 anos 
Sigo siendo 
Premio Platino for Best Screenplay 
Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza (Gloria) 
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (La gran familia española) 
David Trueba (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed) 
Lucía Puenzo (El médico alemán – Wakolda)
Watch Rio 2096’s Trailer below:

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