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Mexico’s Fénix Ibero-American Film Awards Honor TV Series for First Time

Netflix’s ‘Narcos,’ ‘Club de Cuervos’ vying for top prizes

In a nod to the exponential growth of quality TV series, Mexico’s Fenix Ibero-American Film Awards have included television content among the nominees this year. The selection is determined by Cinema23 which is comprised of 700 film professionals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

Nominees for the 4th Fenix Awards include 20 feature films, nine documentaries and 13 TV series, Cinema23 announced. Winners will be unveiled at the Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza, Mexico City on December 6, 2017. The glittering event will be broadcast live across the Americas, except Canada, via E! Entertainment Television, Studio Universal, Canal 52MX and Cinelatino.

The nominations were pre-selected out of a pool of 800 projects by a committee comprised of critics, programmers, festival directors and film academics. In a second phase, Cinema23 members specializing in a particular field, be they actors, directors, editors or cinematographers, voted on their choices for their specific category.

Netflix has at least three original series in contention: “Narcos,” “3%” and “Club de Cuervos.”

Seven notable feature films vie for the big prize, among which are Chile’s entry to the foreign-language Oscar derby, Sebastian Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman;” Amat Escalante’s “The Untamed” and Argentina’s 2017 Platinos Best Ibero-American Film awardee “The Distinguished Citizen.”

In addition, three special prizes will be awarded: the Fenix Award to the Best Review, a Fénix for Best Exhibitor, as determined by audiences for the first time, and the Lifetime Achievement Felix Awards. Details of these awards will be given at the Morelia Film Festival on Oct. 22.

4th FELIX IBERO-AMERICAN FILM AWARD NOMINEES

TV SERIES

SERIES – BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

“Bala​ ​loca,”​ ​Season One ​(​Chile)

“Four Seasons in ​Havana,”​ ​​Season One (​Spain, Cuba, Germany)​

“El​ ​marginal,”​​ ​Season One (​Argentina)

“Narcos,”​​ ​Season ​2​ (​Colombia​, ​U.S.)

“Vis​ ​a​ ​vis​,” ​​Season 2​ (​Spain)

 

SERIES – BEST COMEDY

“Club​ ​de​ ​Cuervos,”​​ ​Season ​2 (​Mexico)

“Feriados,”​​ ​​​Season ​1 (​Uruguay)

“Nafta Super,” Season 1 (Argentina)

“Prata​ ​da​ ​Casa,” Season ​1 (​Brazil)

“Run​ ​Coyote​ ​run,”​​ ​Season ​1 (​Mexico)

 

SERIES – BEST DRAMA

“3%​,” Season​ ​1​ (​​​Brazil)

“Las​ ​chicas​ ​del​ ​cable​,” Season 1 (​Spain)

“Four Seasons in ​Havana,”​ ​​Season One (​Spain, Cuba, Germany)​

“Estocolmo,”​ ​​Season One ​​ ​(​Argentina)

“Narcos,”​​ ​Season ​2​ (​Colombia​, ​U.S.)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (DOCUMENTARY)

Nicolas​ ​Van​ ​Hemelryck​ ​“​​Amazona,”​​ ​(Colombia)

Matías​ ​Mesa​ ​​ ​​​“Ejercicios​ ​de​ ​memoria,”​​ ​​(Paraguay​,​ ​France​, ​Germany​, Qatar)

María​ ​Secco​ ​​ ​​“La​ ​libertad​ ​del​ ​diablo,”​​​ ​​(Mexico)

Adrián​ ​Orr​ ​ ​​​​“Niñato,”​​ ​(Spain)

Mario​ ​Caporali​ ​ ​​​​​​“El​ ​teatro​ ​de​ ​la​ ​desaparición,”​​​​ ​(Argentina)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Como​ ​me​ ​da​ ​la​ ​gana​ ​II,”​ ​​(​Ignacio​ ​Agüero, ​Chile)​ ​

“Cuatreros,”​ ​​(​Albertina​ ​Carri, ​Argentina​ ​)

“La​ ​libertad​ ​del​ ​diablo,”​ ​​(Everardo​ ​González,​ ​Mexico​)

“No​ ​intenso​ ​agora,”​ ​​(​João​ ​Moreira​ ​Salles, Brazil​)

“El​ ​pacto​ ​de​ ​Adriana,”​​ ​(​Lissette​ ​Orozco, ​Chile​)

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Camilo​ ​Sanabria​ “​​Amazona,”​​ ​(Colombia)

Alberto​ ​Iglesias​ ​​“​​The Summit​​,” ​(Argentina​, Spain,​ ​France)

Quincas​ ​Moreira​ “​​​​​​Devil´s Freedom​​,”​​ ​(Mexico)

Fernando​ ​Velázquez ​“​​​​​​​​​A Monster Calls​​​​,” ​(Spain, U.S.)

Rodrigo​ ​Leão​ ​ ​​“​​​​​​​​​No​ ​intenso​ ​agora​​​​​​,” ​(Brazil)

 

BEST FILM EDITING

Ana​ ​Pfaff​ , Dídac​ ​Palou​ ​ ​​​​“​​​​​​​​​Estiu​ ​1993,”​​ ​(Spain)

Cláudia​ ​Oliveira,​ ​Edgar​ ​Feldman​ ​and Luisa​ ​Homem​ ​​“​​​​​​​​​​​A​ ​fábrica​ ​de​ ​nada,”​​ ​(Portugal)

Jaume​ ​Martí​, ​Bernat​ ​Vilaplana​ ​​​​“​​​​​​​​​A Monster Calls​​​​,” ​(Spain, U.S.)

Soledad​ ​Salfate​ ​​​​“​​​​​​​​​​​A Fantastic Woman,”​​ ​(Chile​, Germany, ​ Spain, U.S.)

Fernanda De la Peza, Jacob Secher Schulsinger, “The Untamed,” ​(Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway,​​ Switzerland).

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

Santiago​ ​Fumagalli​,​ ​Federico​ ​Esquerro​ ​​​“​​The Summit​​,” ​(Argentina​, Spain,​ ​France)

Santiago​ ​Fumagalli,​ ​Pierre-Yves​ ​Lavoué​ ​and ​Federico​ ​Esquerro​ ​“​​El​ ​invierno​​​​,” ​(Argentina​, France)

Marc​ ​Orts,​ ​Oriol​ ​Tarragó​, Peter​ ​Glossop​ ​​​​​“​​​​​​​​​A Monster Calls​​​​,” ​(Spain, U.S.)

Nuno​ ​Carvalho​ “​The Ornithologist​​​​,” ​(Portugal​, ​France​, ​Brazil)

Sergio Díaz, Vincent Arnardi and Raúl Locatelli “The Untamed,” ​(Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway,​​ Switzerland ).

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Laura​ ​Donari​ ​“The Distinguished Citizen,” ​​ (Argentina​, Spain)

Anne​ ​Cerutti​ ​“Two Irenes,”​​ ​(Brazil)

Anna​ ​Aguilà​ “​Estiu​ ​1993​​,” ​(Spain)

Rô​ ​Nascimento​ ​“​​Joaquim​​​​,” ​(Brazil​, Portugal)

Muriel​ ​Parra​ ​​​​​“​​​​​​​​​​​A Fantastic Woman,”​​ ​(Chile​, Germany, ​ Spain, U.S.)

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Sebastián​ ​Orgambide​ ​y​ ​Micaela​ ​Saiegh​ ​​ ​​​“​​The Summit​​,” ​(Argentina​, Spain,​ ​France)

Fernanda​ ​Carlucci​ ​​“Two Irenes,”​​ ​(Brazil)

Pepe​ ​Domínguez​ ​del​ ​Olmo​ ​“Smoke and Mirrors,”​ ​​(Spain)

Eugenio​ ​Caballero​ ​​ ​​​​“​​​​​​​​​A Monster Calls​​​​,” ​(Spain, U.S.)

Estefanía​ ​Larraín​ ​​​​​“​​​​​​​​​​​A Fantastic Woman,”​​ ​(Chile​, Germany, ​ Spain, U.S.)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (FICTION)

Javier​ ​Juliá​ ​​​​“​​The Summit​​,” ​(Argentina​, Spain,​ ​France)

Ramiro​ ​Civita​ ​​ ​“​​El​ ​invierno​​​​,” (Argentina​, France)

Benjamín​ ​Echazarreta​ ​​​​​​“​​​​​​​​​​​A Fantastic Woman,”​​ ​(Chile​, Germany, ​ Spain, U.S.)

Manuel​ ​Alberto​ ​Claro​ ​“The Untamed,” ​(Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway,​​ Switzerland)

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Andrés Duprat ​“The Distinguished Citizen,” ​​ (Argentina​, Spain)

Carla Simón “​Estiu​ ​1993​​,” ​(Spain)

Pedro Pinho, Luisa Homem, Leonor Noivo and Tiago Hespanha “A fábrica de nada,” (Portugal)

Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela ​“The Untamed,” ​(Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway,​​ Switzerland )

Raúl Arévalo, David Pulido “The Fury of a Patient Man,” (Spain)

 

BEST ACTOR

Oscar Martínez ​“The Distinguished Citizen,”​​ (Argentina​, Spain)

Ricardo Darín ​​“​​The Summit​​,” ​(Argentina​, Spain,​ ​France)

Eduard Fernández ​“Smoke and Mirrors,”​ ​​(Spain)

Leonardo Sbaraglia “El otro hermano,” (Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France)

Eduardo Martínez “Santa & Andrés,” (Cuba, France, Colombia)

 

BEST ACTRESS

Bárbara Lennie por “Maria and the Others,” (Spain)

Liliana Biamonte “Medea.” (Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina)

Daniela Vega “​​​​​​​​​​​A Fantastic Woman,”​​ ​(Chile​, Germany, ​ Spain, U.S.)

Paulina García “The Desert Bride,” (Argentina, Chile)

Antonia Zegers “Los perros,” (Chile, France)

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat “The Distinguished Citizen,”​​ (Argentina​, Spain)

Carla Simón “​Estiu​ ​1993​​,” ​(Spain)

Sebastián Lelio “​​​​​​​​​​​A Fantastic Woman,”​​ ​(Chile​, Germany, ​ Spain, U.S.)

João Pedro Rodrigues “​The Ornithologist​​​​,” ​(Portugal​, ​France​, ​Brazil)

Amat Escalante ​“The Untamed,” ​(Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway,​​ Switzerland)

 

BEST PICTURE

“The Distinguished Citizen,”​​ (Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat , Argentina​, Spain)

“​Estiu​ ​1993​​,” (Carla Simón, Spain)

“A fábrica de nada,: (Pedro Pinho, Portugal)

“​​​​​​​​​​​A Fantastic Woman,”​​ (Sebastián Lelio, Chile​, Germany, ​ Spain, U.S.)

“​The Ornithologist​​​​,” (João Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal​, ​France​, ​Brazil)

​“The Untamed,” ​(Amat Escalante, Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway,​​ Switzerland)

“Viejo Calavera,” (Kiro Russo, Bolivia, Qatar)

 

 

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