Benicio del Toro will receive the Honor Award at the tenth edition of the PLATINO Awards

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  • The Puerto Rican actor and producer will be recognized by the PLATINUM Awards as one of the great Hispanic talents in Hollywood and as a fundamental representative of the Ibero-American scene throughout the world.
  • The interpreter will receive the award during the gala of the tenth edition of the PLATINO Awards, which will be held in Madrid, on April 22, 2023.

Benicio del Toro will be the new Honor Award at the next PLATINO Awards gala, which will be held on April 22, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. The Puerto Rican actor and producer will be honored in recognition of his acting career, which has earned him praise from critics and the industry reflected in numerous awards, and for his work as a representative of the Ibero-American scene throughout the world.
With this award, Del Toro succeeds Carmen Maura, the last recipient of the PLATINUM of Honor, after in previous editions such prominent figures from the Ibero-American world as Diego Luna (2021), Raphael (2019), Adriana Barraza (2018) received this recognition ), Edward James Olmos (2017), Ricardo Darín (2016), Antonio Banderas (2015) and Sonia Braga (2014). The delivery of the award to the Puerto Rican actor promises to be one of the most emotional moments of the PLATINO Awards gala to be held on April 22 in Madrid.

THE PLATINO AWARDS ARE TEN YEARS OLD

With the tenth edition of the event, the awards will celebrate, once again, the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions, their diversity, their cultures and their audiovisual.

The wide media repercussion of the awards contributed to the presence of the best of Ibero-American culture at the awards ceremony presented by Lali Espósito and Miguel Ángel Muñoz, televised by 24 channels in 21 countries that emphasize the wide diffusion and reach with those that the event counts.

In these nine editions, the awards have celebrated the diversity of their cultures, granting the award for Best Ibero-American Film to Argentine, Chilean, Colombian, Spanish and Mexican films, while, since its creation in its fourth edition, the award for series it has ended up in Argentina, Cuba and Spain. In animation, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Peru have been recognized, in documentary, Brazil, Chile and Spain, and in the feature debut section, countries such as Guatemala, Paraguay and Venezuela have stood out along with regions with the greatest production.

The PLATINO Awards are promoted by EGEDA (Audiovisual Producers Rights Management Entity), with FIPCA (Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers) and the Community of Madrid and the Madrid City Council. The PLATINUM Awards also have the support of the World Tourism Organization and the Ibero-American Film Academies and Institutes, and bring together the great talents of the industries of the 23 Ibero-American countries to praise the most outstanding productions and creators of each year with twenty-two awards and a PLATINO Honor Award.

Since its first edition in 2014, they have been working on the dissemination of Ibero-American audiovisuals, so that the successes achieved in the most prestigious festivals also translate into excellent results in commercial theaters and that our films and fiction series have the distribution they deserve. .

DEL TORO, A LATIN STAR IN HOLLYWOOD

Del Toro is one of the great figures of current cinema and series, as well as one of the great Hispanic talents in Hollywood and an ambassador for the Ibero-American regions.

Born in San Germán, Puerto Rico, in 1967, Benicio del Toro moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 13. After graduating, he began studying business at the University of California, San Diego, an educational center that he decided to leave to attend the prestigious Stella Adler acting academy. Already in the late 1980s, Del Toro began to appear in small roles in television series, performing roles in productions such as Miami Vice and the miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story.

The 1990s were especially fruitful for the actor, who would make his big screen debut in Big Top Pee-wee and appear in such prominent credits as 007: License to Kill, with which he became the youngest actor to play a villain. by James Bond, Huevos de oro by Bigas Luna, The Usual Suspects by Bryan Singer, with which he won an Independent Spirit Award, Basquiat by Julian Schnabel, with which he would win his second Independent Spirit Award, or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam.

The year 2000 would be the definitive hatching of recognition for Del Toro, who worked on two of the most outstanding films of the season: Snatch. Pigs and Diamonds, a popular Guy Ritchie film, and especially Traffic, by Steven Soderbergh. And it is that his role as Javier Rodríguez won him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Festival, the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Performance or the Actors Guild Award.

Del Toro began the century by continuing his meteoric rise in Hollywood by participating in renowned productions such as Sin City, by Robert Rodríguez, or 21 Grams, the first American production by Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu, for which he was also nominated for an Oscar. He would collaborate again with Steven Soderbergh in the diptych that the director made about the figure of Ché Guevara, whom the actor played in Ché, the Argentine, and Ché: Guerrilla, works with which he won the Palme d’Or for best performance in the Cannes Film Festival.

During the 2010s, the Puerto Rican actor continued his career by combining his commitment to successful blockbusters and independent films in which he has worked under the orders of renowned authors. Thus, his forays into productions such as Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi or Avengers: Infinity War were parallel to his participation in works such as Escobar: Paradise Lost, by Andrea Di Stefano, in the which he was an executive producer and with which he received a PLATINO Award nomination, Pure Vice, by Paul Thomas Anderson, A Perfect Day, by Fernando León de Aranoa, and Sicario, by Denis Villeneuve.

The actor and producer would return to television in 2019 starring in Escape at Dannemora, a series for which he would be nominated for an Emmy Award, while his last appearance on the big screen was in The French Chronicle, by Wes Anderson. Del Toro will soon be seen starring in Netflix’s Reptile, a Grant Singer film that also stars Justin Timberlake, Alicia Silverstone and Frances Fisher.

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