'Roma' Tops Platino Award Nominations

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From left: Veronica Garcia, Daniela Demesa, Marco Graf, de?Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey and Carlos Peralta Jacobson in the film.

The sixth edition of the film and TV honors event is set to be held May 12 in Mexico.

Mexico's Roma topped the nominations for Latin America's Platino Awards, which were announced Thursday at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Alfonso Cuaron's film received nine noms in the main categories, including for best film, director and actress (for both Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira).

To be hosted by Juan Carlos Archiniegas and featuring Latin American stars such as Angie Cepeda (Wild Horses), Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), Joaquín Cosio (Narcos: Mexico), Karla Souza (How to Get Away With Murder) and Luis Gerardo Mendez (Charlie's Angels), the Platino Awards will present trophies in 17 categories.

Roma was followed by Uruguay's A Twelve-Year Night and Colombia's Birds of Passage with six noms each and Spain's Champions and Paraguay's The Heiresses with five. Those films were their respective countries' entries for consideration in the foreign-language film category for the 2019 Oscars; Roma ultimately took home the honor.

The Platinos also included a series of TV nominations, with Netflix's Narcos: Mexico and The House of Flowers and stars such as Diego Luna (Narcos) and Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel: La Serie) among the nominees.

The jury that will select the winners is formed by audiovisual industry professionals and select members of a community of more than 1,000 filmmakers, according to the organization.

The Platino Awards are promoted by audiovisual producer rights managing agency EGEDA together with the Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA) and supported by the different countries' film academies, Latin Artis, the AISGE Foundation and several sponsors.

The awards ceremony is set to be held May 12 in Mexico.