“Allende The Thousand Days” receives three nominations for the 2024 Platino Awards

18 March, 2024

“Allende The Thousand Days” receives three nominations for the 2024 Platino Awards

Allende The Thousand Days’, distributed by Onza Distribution, receives a triple nomination at the 2024 Platino Awards in the categories of Best Ibero-American Miniseries, Best Male Performance in a Miniseries for Alfredo Castro (Salvador Allende) and Best Female Performance in a Miniseries for Aline Küppenheimer (Hortensia Bussi). The political thriller on Salvador Allende’s last years will thus compete with three other series, including Netflix’s true crime hit ‘Burning Body’, and top-notch actors like Javier Cámara or Úrsula Corberó. The gala will be hosted Mexico next April 20, when we’ll know the winners of the 2024 edition.

Allende The Thousand Days’ is a series of the Chilean production company Parox, who already received the award for Best Miniseries at the Prix Europa Awards for ‘Invisible Heroes’ in 2019, in association with Mediterráneo Media (Spain) and Aleph (Argentina). The series premiered in September 2023 in Chile and was screened that same month at an exclusive event held at the San Sebastian Festival. It has been recently launched via Spain’s RTVE, and it will be seen on the French channel OCS at the end of March 2024.

The miniseries recollects the last three years of the life of former Chilean president Salvador Allende, through the eyes of Manuel Ruiz (Pablo Capuz), a young Spaniard politician who witnesses the escalation of tension until Pinochet’s coup in 1973. Alfredo Castro stars in this historical-biographical drama and revisits Platino Awards after winning the Best Male Performance award in 2018 for his role in ‘Los perros’. Castmates such as fellow nominee Aline Küppenheim or Néstor Cantillana (José Tohá) also showcase a brilliant track of honors in awards and festivals.

“We are very proud to be nominated among the four best series considering how ‘Allende The Thousand Days’ was made with great determination. It is an independent series, without a platform behind it, co-produced by producers from three countries (Chile, Spain, Argentina), with the support of television channels and public funds. We always shared the belief that this was a story that deserved to be told because it showcases all elements that build up drama and the importance of always defending democracy” – says Sergio Gándara, executive producer of Parox.

Béatrice Nouh, Head of Sales at Onza Distribution adds: “We bet on ‘Allende The Thousand Days’ because is a pivotal series nowadays, and its historical accuracy and dramatic quality are impressive. The fact that it’s already drawn the attention of international channels proves this, like OCS in France, who will launch the miniseries on March 24″.

The nomination of ‘Allende The Thousand Days’ adds to Onza Distribution’s track record, which includes the International Emmy Award for Best Telenovela in 2018 for ‘Payback’ or the most recent International Emmy nominations for ‘Forever’ in 2023, or ‘On Thin Ice’ in 2020. Other recognitions also include two Venice TV awards for ‘Forever’ in 2023 and ‘Life Is A Party’ in 2022, and the nomination of the sports documentary Real Madrid in the Sports category for ‘Real Madrid: The White Legend’ in 2023.

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