Santiago Mitre’s Argentina, 1985 swept the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences ceremony on Monday, collecting 10 Sur Awards in the main categories, including Best Fiction Film, Best Director, and Best Script.
The country’s latest Oscar-nominated film and Golden Globe winner focuses on the prosecution team behind the landmark Trial of the Juntas, which prosecuted the leaders of Argentina’s civic-military dictatorship.
Mitre’s film also won Best Supporting Actor (Norman Briski), Best Art Direction (Micaela Saiegh), Best Costume Design (Mónica Toschi), Best Makeup (Ángela Garacija and Dino Balanzino), Best Cinematography (Javier Juliá), Best Supporting Actress (Alejandra Flechner), and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ricardo Darín).
Pilar Gamboa, a member of the renowned Piel de Lava theater company, won the Best Actress award for her comedic performance in Adrian Suar’s 30 Nights with My Ex.
Diego Lerman’s The Substitute was the other big winner of the night, picking up Groundbreaking Performance by an Actress (Renata Lerman), Best Editing (Alejandro Brodersohn), and Best Original Score (José Villalobos).
Mariano Biasin’s first feature Sublime won Best Debut Film and Groundbreaking Performance by an Actor (Martín Miller).
Alejandro Hartmann’s film about slain photojournalist José Luis Cabezas, The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar, won the Best Documentary category.
The Best Sound category was topped by Gustavo Pomeranec and Adrián Rodríguez for El Paraíso.
The Sur Award for Best Fiction Series went to Iosi: The Unrepentant Spy, the Amazon Prime show about a spy in the Buenos Aires Jewish community, and the events that led to the AMIA bombing in 1994.
The Best Adapted Screenplay award went to Jorge Bechara, Matías Bertilotti and Sebastián Pivotto for Lucas Combina’s Un Crimen Argentino, based on the book by journalist Reynaldo Sietecase.
The ceremony held at Buenos Aires’ Politeama Theater included three Honorary Awards for actress and TV host Mirtha Legrand, producer Lita Stantic, and actor/director Jorge Goldenberg.
With information by Télam