'Refugiado' Tops Argentine Academy Awards
Pablo Trapero's Oscar bid 'The Clan' took home five awards.
Diego Lerman's Refugiado was the big winner at the Sur Awards, the Argentine equivalent of the Oscars, which were announced on Tuesday night at a ceremony in Buenos Aires' Usina del Arte.
A story about a woman (Julieta Diaz) who flees from an abusive husband along with her young son, the drama won honors for best film, director, original script and editing.
Pablo Trapero's Oscar hopeful The Clan collected five awards, including one for breakthrough performance by an actor (Peter Lanzani).
Dolores Fonzi's intense performance in Santiago Mitre's Paulina, which topped this year's Critics' Week at Cannes, earned her best actress honors, while Joaquin Furriel was named best actor for Sebastian Schindel's The Boss – Anatomy of a Crime, which also snagged adapted script and makeup awards.
Full awards list:
Refugiado – Diego Lerman
Diego Lerman – Refugiado
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Joaquín Furriel – The Boss – Anatomy of a Crime
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Dolores Fonzi – Paulina
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Rafael Spregelburg – Abzurdah
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maricel Alvarez – Mi amiga del parque
Best Original Script
Diego Lerman y María Meira – Refugiado
Best Adapted Script
Nicolás Batlle, Javier Olivera and Sebastián Schindel – The Boss – Anatomy of a Crime – based on the book by Elías Neuman
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
Peter Lanzani – The Clan
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
María Eugenia Suárez – Abzurdah
Julián Apezteguía – The Clan
Best Art Direction
Sebastián Orgambide – The Clan
Best Costume Design
Julio Suárez – The Clan
Karina Camporino – The Boss – Anatomy of a Crime
La calle de los pianistas – Mariano Nante
Best Sound Design
Vicente D'Elía – The Clan
Alejandro Brodersohn – Refugiado
Best Original Score
Iván Wyszogrod – Papers in the Wind
Best Opera Prima
Natural Sciences – Matías Lucchesi