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Prime Video’s ‘News of a Kidnapping,’ Star+‘s ‘El Encargado’ Win at Inaugural Rose d’Or Latinos at Content Americas

“News of a Kidnapping,” created by Andrés Wood and Rodrigo García, has picked up more recognition at the Rose d’Or Latinos. The dramatic series, which won a Platino Award last April for best dramatic series, added to its collection of prizes at the inaugural event held at Content Americas in Miami on Jan. 23.

The Latin American extension of Europe’s Rose d’Or Awards, led by jury chairman, Mas Ros Media CEO Marcos Santana, doled out prizes across television, feature films, unscripted content and podcasts.

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Prime Video took home the most statuettes at the event, an encouraging sign of its growing cachet with talent across the region. In addition to winning best drama for “News of a Kidnapping,” the platform earned awards for best film (“Argentina, 1985”), best reality or factual program (“Libre de reír”), and best documentary (“Los sobrevivientes, Colonia Dignidad”).

‘El encargado’ (The One in Charge”), created for Star+ by the duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, won in the comedy category, beating “Nada” (Star+, Argentina), also by Cohn and Duprat; “División Palermo” (Netflix, Argentina), “El presidente 2” (Prime Video, Brazil), “Déjate ver” (Atresplayer, Spain), and “Dating Barcelona” (Prime Video, Spain). The series has been one of Disney’s biggest hits in Latin America, which has ordered a third season.

An adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez’s non-fiction bestseller, “News of a Kidnapping” centers on the 1990 real-life kidnapping of jailed drug runner Maruja Pachón by Colombian cartel members as they seek to halt his extradition to the U.S.

The darkly comic “El encargado” revolves around a building manager in Buenos Aires who lives in the building where he assists tenants and maintains the grounds.

Meanwhile, Globoplay won the best telenovela prize with its original “Todas las flores,” HBO Max snagged the best children’s or youth series award with “Te quiero y me duele,” and Movistar Plus+ clinched best short or multiplatform series with “Poquita fe.”

Spain took home the most gongs with “Poquita fe,” “Falso amor” (Netflix) as the best talent or competition program and “El hormiguero” (Antena 3) as comedy or variety entertainment.

Uruguayan true crime podcast about the pursuit and capture of a serial killer of women in the 90s,’ “Frente al asesino,” from Spotify, won the top prize in its category.

Argentine director, producer, musical composer, host and actress Cris Morena received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the gala for her indefatigable 40+ year contribution to the entertainment industry, with such hits as “Jugate conmigo,” “Chiquititas,” “Verano del 98,” “Rebelde Way,” “Rincón de Luz,” “Floricienta” and “Casi ángeles,” as well as ongoing series led by Mexican “Te quiero y me duele” and the Argentine spin-off of “Floricienta,” “Margarita.”

The second edition of Content Americas ran Jan. 23-25 at the newly renovated Hilton Miami Downtown.

The Rose d’Or Latinos winners:

Drama series

“News of a Kidnapping,” (AGC Studios, Invercine&Wood, TIS Productions, Prime Video; Colombia)

Comedy or Dramedy Series

“The One in Charge,” (Pegsa Group, Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution, Star+; Argentina)

Telenovela

“Todas las flores,” (Globo, Globoplay; Brazil)

Documentary

“Los sobrevivientes. Colonia Dignidad,” (Boxfish, Prime Video, Argentina; Chile)

TV Movie or Streaming Film

“Argentina, 1985,” (Amazon Studios, La Unión de los Ríos, Kenya Films, Infinity Hill, Prime Video; Argentina)

Talent or Competition Show

“Falso amor,” (Cuarzo Producciones (Banijay Iberia), Netflix; Spain)

Reality or Factual Program

“Libre de reír,” (Gato Grande – An MGM Company, Prime Video; Mexico)

Comedy or Variety Entertainment

“El hormiguero,” (7 y Acción, Atresmedia TV, Onza Distribution, Antena 3; Spain)

Children or Youth Program

“Te quiero y me duele,” (BTF Media, Cris Morena Group, Warner Bros. Discovery, HBO Max; Mexico)

Short Series or Multi-Platform

“Poquita fe,” (Buendía Estudios, Movistar Plus+ International, Movistar Plus+; Spain)

Audio

“Frente al asesino,” (Spotify, La Parla, Spotify; Uruguay)

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