Diego Luna to Receive 2021 Platino Award of Honor

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Diego Luna is the recipient of the lifetime achievement award known as the Platino Award of Honor. The PLATINO Awards is a celebration of the best in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American audiovisual content. 

Luna will be recognized for his contributions to promoting the culture of the Ibero-American regions, both in front of and behind the camera. He began his career as a child actor in Mexico. His big international break came with friend and future business partner Gabriel García Bernal in Alfonso Cuarón’s coming-of-age road trip Y Tu Mamá También.

Since then his work appears on screen and ranges from the galaxy-wide Star Wars universe to his numerous appearances in Mexican soap operas.  Diego is no stranger to the PLATINO’s. His role as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, one of the founders of the Guadalajara Cartel in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico earned him a Best Male Performance in a miniseries or tv series award in 2019.

In 2008, Diego Luna and García Bernal founded Canana Films, a production company that has made possible such outstanding films in the Ibero-American audiovisual industry like Rudo y Cursi (Rough and Corny). In 2018 it was announced both Luna and Bernal were leaving their own production company. 

Soon after, the pair also created La Corriente del Golfo, a production company that acted like Canana Films, but on the Mexican side.  It is under this company that Diego has his latest project. He both stars in and directs Netflix’s Todo Va a Estar Bien (Everything Will be Fine).

At 41-years old, Diego is the youngest recipient of the Platino Award of Honor. Previous recipients include Edward James Olmos and Antonio Banderas.  The ceremony will take place in Madrid, Spain on October 3.