Onza's "Allende the thousand days" receives three Platino Awards nominations

It's a miniseries distributed by Onza Distribution, released as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the coup d'état in Chile. The award ceremony will be held in Mexico on April 20th.

19 MAR 2024

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"Allende the Thousand Days," distributed by Onza Distribution, received 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). Salvador Allende's political thriller will compete with three other series, including Netflix's true crime "Burnin´body," and with actors of the caliber of Javier Cámara or Úrsula Corberó. The gala will be held in Mexico on April 20th, when the winners of this 2024 edition will be announced.

"Allende the Thousand Days" is a series from the Chilean production company Parox, which already received the award for "Best Miniseries" at the Prix Europa awards for "Invisible Heroes" in 2019. This political thriller was produced in association with Mediterráneo Media (Spain) and Aleph (Argentina). It premiered in September 2023 in Chile and could be seen that same month in an exclusive screening at the San Sebastián Festival. It recently arrived on Spanish screens through RTVE and will be available on the French channel OCS at the end of March.

The series narrates the last three years of the life of Chilean ex-president Salvador Allende, through the eyes of Manuel Ruiz (Pablo Capuz), a young Spaniard who witnesses the final years of the Chilean ex-president's presidency. Alfredo Castro stars in this historical-biographical drama and is nominated again for the Platino Awards in the "Best Actor" category after winning the award in 2018 for his performance in "Los perros."

Sergio Gándara, Parox's executive producer, referred to the joint effort for the development of the series: "We are very grateful and proud to be nominated among the top four series because 'Allende the Thousand Days' was made with a lot of 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 had the conviction that this was a story that deserved to be told because it has all the elements of drama and also because it speaks to us about the importance of always defending democracy," he commented.

Béatrice Nouh, Head of Sales at Onza Distribution, highlighted the quality of the final product: "We bet on 'Allende the Thousand Days' because it is a crucial series in our time and its historical and dramatic quality is impressive. Proof of this is that there are already international channels interested in it, such as OCS in France, which will premiere it on March 24th," she pointed out.

The nomination of "Allende the Thousand Days" adds to the accolades of Onza Distribution, including the International Emmy Award for "Best Telenovela" in 2018 for "Green Gold" or the more recent nominations for the International Emmy Awards for "Forever" in 2023.