‘Dawn’ dealt top prize in Argentina

Pic nabs prizes in best film, director, original screenplay, actor

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BUENOS AIRES — Fabian Bielinsky’s “El aura” (The Dawn) swept the Argentine Assn. of Film Journalists awards Monday.

The story of a taxidermist who plans the perfect crime scooped six Condors de Plata, including film, director, original screenplay and lead actor (Ricardo Darin) at the 54th edition of the country’s biggest film awards.

Bielinsky’s follow-up to his acclaimed crime caper “Nueve reinas” (Nine Queens) also nabbed awards for sound and cinematography.

“Dawn” beat “Iluminados por el fuego” (Enlightened by Fire), a favorite to win after taking the top award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Directed by Tristan Bauer, the Falkland Islands/Malvinas War pic went away with kudos for art direction, set design, adapted screenplay and supporting actress for Virginia Innocenti.

Damian Szifron’s police comedy “Tiempo de valientes” (Time of the Braves), another major contender, was shut out.

China Zorrilla drew the actress nod for her perf in Marcos Carnevale’s old-age romantic comedy “Elsa & Fred.”

Hugo Arana won supporting actor for “Cautiva,” Gaston Biraben’s story of a girl who discovers her real identity.

And the winners are…

FILM
“El aura,” Fabian Bielinsky

FIRST FILM
“Cama adentro,” Jorge Gaggero

DIRECTOR
Fabian Bielinsky, “El aura”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Fabian Bielinsky, “El aura”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Miguel Bonasso, Edgardo Esteban, Tristan Bauer and Gustavo Romero Borri, “Iluminados por el fuego,” based on the book of the same name by Esteban and Borri

ACTOR
Ricardo Darin, “El aura”

ACTRESS
China Zorrilla, “Elsa & Fred”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Hugo Arana, “Cautiva”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Virginia Innocenti, “Iluminados por el fuego”

DISCOVERY — ACTOR
Nahuel Perez Biscayart, “Tatuado”

DISCOVERY — ACTRESS
Norma Argentina, “Cama adentro”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Checo Varesse, “El aura”

SOUND
Abbate y Diaz, “El aura”

MUSIC
Jose Luis Castineira de Dios, “Cautiva”

SET DESIGN
Alejandro Brodersohn, “Iluminados por el fuego”

ART DIRECTION
Graciela Fraguglia, “Iluminados por el fuego”

COSTUME DESIGN
Nereida Bonmati, “Elsa & Fred”

DOCUMENTARY
“Oro Nazi en Argentina,” directed by Rolo Pereyra

SCREENPLAY FOR DOCUMENTARY
“Sed, invasion gota a gota,” Mausi Martinez

FEATURE VIDEO
“Atrapados en el fin del mundo,” Eduardo Sanchez

SHORT FILM
“Viaje a Marte,” directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella

FOREIGN FILM IN SPANISH
“Mar adentro,” directed by Alejandro Amenabar (Spain)

FOREIGN FILM NOT IN SPANISH
“Sideways,” directed by Alexander Payne (U.S.)

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