the successful fiction 'Riot gear' (Movistar Plus+), by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Isabel Peña, has become this Tuesday the most awarded fiction of the ninth edition of the MiM Series Awardswhich recognize the best fiction on the Spanish audiovisual scene in ten categories.
The series, which narrates the lives of six riot police officers and how they face charges of reckless homicide, has won four of the five nominations it was up for: Best Director for Sorogoyen and Borja Soler; the best drama actor for Hovik Keucherian; the one for best drama actress for Vicky Luengo and the Dama Award for best miniseries. Premiered on Movistar Plus+ in October 2020, the series has since garnered numerous awards, including two other Forqué awards, three Feroz awards, five Iris awards and as many nominations.
The MiM Awards have been delivered this Tuesday night at the Puerta de América Hotel in Madrid at a gala dinner, dedicated to the deceased Veronica Forque and presented by the actor and impersonator Josep Ferré, which was initially going to be held on December 21, but had to be postponed due to the pandemic. It was attended by various personalities from the audiovisual sector and some of the nominees for the ten awards that reward the most outstanding works in drama, comedy, miniseries and daily fiction released between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.
Another favorite of the night, the autobiographical story of Bob Pop 'Maricón Perdido' (TNT), has finally won only one award of the five to which it was eligible, the best comedy actress for Candela Peña, who has assured that the award makes her especially excited for the role itself, which she was able to play thanks to the freedom that Bob Pop gave her. “The mother of 'Maricón Perdido' to me It has taken away many of the fears I had as an actress. Thanks to Bob Pop that I think I am a better actress or I have given a little more, "she added.
For its part, the fiction by the Coira brothers 'Hierro' (also starring Peña) has won the award for best screenplay, for Fran Araújo, Pepe Coira, Araceli Gonda, Lidia Fraga and Eligio R. Montero. The award for best comedy actor went to Luis Bermejo for his role in 'Nasdrovia' (Movistar Plus +), a series that also won the Lady Award for best Serie of comedy. '30 Coins' (HBO Max) by Álex de la Iglesia has been recognized with the Lady Award for best drama series, while 'Servir y Protección', a RTVE production in collaboration with Plano a Plano, has won the Lady Award for the best daily series.
At the ceremony they have also collected their awards, which had already been announced, the actresses Anabel Alonso, who has been awarded the Award for Artistic Contribution in Television Fiction and has dedicated the award to Antonio Resines, who was originally going to give it to her, but he is convalescing from the aftermath of covid. "I also want to dedicate it to all the screenwriter directors and colleagues with whom he has worked. I have been lucky enough to work with the best of all generations," said the actress, who thanked "what life has given me." . "This award is an incentive, a motor to continue doing things," she declared.
It has also been present on the Mina El Hammani stage, which has received the Coca-Cola New Talent Award and has dedicated it "to all my colleagues who do not work today, but are there fighting for what they want". The actress, who gained popularity for her role in the Netflix series 'Elite', was awarded "for her sensitivity in all the roles she plays or directs, where social and cultural diversity always prevails as a symbol of distinction and greatness.” “I have a lot of respect and love for this profession. It has saved me from a life they wanted for me that I didn't want. I decided to face my path and here I am”, she pointed out.
affectionately called the 'Iberian Emmys'the Awards MiM Series have been organized since their origins by the cultural association Madrid imagen and promoted by Dama, a Spanish entity specialized in the management of copyright of audiovisual works. They are delivered with the votes of the main professional associations in the sector: the scriptwriters represented by ALMA and by the FAGA federation of associations, the directors associated with DIRIGE, the producers through their entity PATE and the performers who are part of the Union of Actors, along with the members of MiM Series.