The Academia Galega do Audiovisual announced on Monday the names of the finalists in each of the categories of the 18th edition of the Mestre Mateo Awards, in which Hierro has already made history by becoming the series with the most finalists, 16 in 15 categories, of all editions of the awards.
The Galician audiovisual nominations are the last chapter of a track record of success, with two Ondas Awards (Best Series and Best Female Interpreter for Candela Peña), two Feroz Awards (Best Dramatic Series and Best Leading Actress for Candela Peña) and an award in the Iris Awards (Best Screenplay, for Pepe Coira, Fran Araújo, Coral Cruz, Araceli Gonda and Carlos Portela).
This co-produced thriller between Spain (Portocabo) and France (Atlantique Productions) for Movistar + and ARTE France is a finalist for Best TV Series; Best Direction (Jorge Coira); Best art direction (Marc Pou); Best director of photography (José Luis Bernal); Best production director (Ana Míguez); Best Screenplay (Pepe Coira, Fran Araújo, Araceli Gonda, Coral Cruz and Carlos Portela); Best makeup and hairdresser (Raquel Hidalgo and Noé Montes); Better assembly (Jorge Coira, Diana Toucedo and Gaspar Broullón); Best original music (Elba Fernández and Xavi Font); Best Sound (Juan Gay and Diego Staub); and Best costumes (Alicia Dapena and Lola Dapena).
In the interpretative categories, the candidacies have fallen to Kimberky Tell and Mónica López as Best Female Cast Performance; Candela Peña as Best Female Performance Starring; Juan Carlos Vellido as Best Male Cast Performance and Darío Grandinetti as Best Male Lead Performance.
The result of the vote of academics and academics will be known on March 7 at a gala that will take place at the Opera Palace in A Coruña.
Hierro tells the story of Candela (Candela Peña), an expert judge with a strong character. Just when he is new to his strange new destination, El Hierro, he has to face a murder case. Everyone there thinks that the culprit is Diaz (Dario Grandinetti), a murky businessman, as determined as the judge to find the murderer. She, for doing her job. Him, for proving his innocence. Both will enter a physical and emotional path, a path to hell that begins in paradise.
The series, which since its premiere last June has become the second best premiere of all the series issued by Movistar + and is already among the most viewed on the platform’s payment channels, will begin in the next few days filming his second season, which will continue to be starring Peña and Grandinetti.
With this series, Portocabo continues to work in its line of international fiction, initiated with productions such as Miracle Tunes -production between Italy and Spain- or Auga Seca and Vidago Palace, both produced with Portugal for broadcast on Galicia Television and RTP