The Antena 3 series Fariña, which tells the story of the Galician narcos in the eighties, was on Tuesday night the big winner at the Twentieth Iris Awards Gala of the Academy of Television Sciences and Arts, when it won the four awards to the who opted. The prizes were awarded during a ceremony hosted by Boris Izaguirre that brought together more than a thousand television professionals in Kinépolis Ciudad de la Imagen, in the town of Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid). The winners of the 12 categories were unveiled during the gala.
Antena 3, which started as one of the favorites with 15 nominations, finally won eight awards. Fundamental has been its commitment to this Fariña, who won the four awards he chose, including Best Fiction, in which he won The accident (Telecinco); Tomorrow (Movistar +); I am alive (The 1); The paper house (Antenna 3) and Paquita Salas (Netflix).
The fiction based on the book by Nacho Carretero also won the award for Best Actor for its protagonist, the Galician Javier Rey. She was also recognized in the category of Best Direction, which recognizes the work of Carlos Sedes (principal director) and Jorge Torregrosa (second director), and in the Best Screenplay, which are responsible Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Cristóbal Garrido and Diego Sotelo.
Antena 3's commitment to fiction was also rewarded with the award for Best Production, in this case by The Cathedral of the Sea, adaptation of best seller by Ildefonso Falcones, thanks to the work of Jaume Banalocha and Joan Bas. Another of the emblematic series of the Atresmedia chain, The House of Paper, was recognized in the category of Best Actress for the interpretive work of Úrsula Corberó to give life to the rebel Tokyo.
This chain has also been rewarded for its informative work with two awards, including the Best News anchor for the work of journalist Vicente Vallés, who was recognized for his work at the helm of the space Antenna 3 News 2. Notable was the shared prize for Best News for Red Hot of LaSexta, the space led by Antonio García Ferreras, and for Antenna 3 News 1, led by Sandra Golpe.
Two prizes for OT
For its part, TVE, which started as a favorite with 16 nominations, won three prizes, two of them for the television contest Triumph operation. The talent show was awarded in the category of Best Program and in the modality of Best program presenter, for the work of Roberto Leal, who leads this reality for the second consecutive year on TVE. Another contest of the chain, MasterChef, was recognized in the modality of Best Performance, thanks to the work of Juan Carlos Carrasco and Luis Cachón.
Alaska & Mario (Paramount Network España, MTV Networks Europe) won the Best program produced in Spain for a thematic channel.
The gala also left moments for the memory with special recognitions like the Prize to the Trajectory Jesus Hermida – before well-known like Prize Everything One Life – to the informative presenter of the TVE Ana Blanco. For its part, Sonia Martínez, director of Fiction at Atresmedia Televisión and editorial director of Atresmedia Studios, received the Iris Critics Award for "promoting, together with her team, her own national production made for free-to-air television with current fictions and risky as The paper house or Fariña, which have become international successes, turning Spanish creators into referents thanks to their redistribution through new platforms ".