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Benicio del Toro to Receive Honorary Award for For His Representation

Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro (Traffic) will receive an Honorary PLATINO Award at the 10th Edition of Premios PLATINO gala on April 22, 2023, in Madrid, Spain.

The Premios PLATINO awards celebrate talent from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions for positively representing the Ibero-American community worldwide.

“[Del Toro] will be honored in recognition of his acting career, which has brought him the praise of critics as well as from the industry as a whole,” Premios PLATINO wrote in a press release. “The handing over of the award to the Puerto Rican actor promises to be one of the most exciting moments of the Premios PLATINO gala.”

Along with his Oscar win for his supporting role as a Mexican police officer in the 2000 drama Traffic, Del Toro was nominated for his work in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2003 drama 21 Grams. Two decades ago, his Oscar win and subsequent nod were the last times a Latino was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Other recipients of the Honorary PLATINO Award in the past include Carmen Maura (Volver), Diego Luna (Andor), Ricardo Darín (Argentina, 1985), Sonia Braga (Shotgun Wedding), and Oscar nominees Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Adriana Barraza (Babel) and Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver).

The Premios PLATINO awards will be hosted by Argentine actress and singer Lali Espósito (El fin del amor) and Spanish actor and singer Miguel Ángel Muñoz (Presunto culpable).

During the ceremony, awards will also be given to the best Ibero-American films in categories like animation and documentary, among others.