This weekend, and after years without taking place due to the pandemic, the 50th installment of the Martin Fierro Awards. The most glamorous night of Argentine television returns to give something to talk about.
While the invited figures prepare their most elegant looks and the trio do numbers to see if they will actually win the statuette, there are always those who get ready to generate a scandal at the award ceremony that will take place on Sunday from the Hilton Hotel.
“I am tired of hearing in our own country people who belittle what is ours. for me the Martin Fierro It is much more important than the Oscar. There are people who are not aware of the value until they leave the country”, Luis Ventura had said a few weeks ago when he presented the nominees.
However, he is right about something and that is that many underestimate the award, as happened with louis ortega in 2016. The filmmaker won a statuette as a screenwriter and another as director of the miniseries Historia de un clan, but a few days later he decided to put it up for sale by Mercado Libre, through an auction that began with a base price of seven thousand pesos.
At that time, so much scandal was created by what happened, that although he explained that he did it to promote his new movie, he had to unsubscribe from the publication.
Another celebrity who returned his Martin Fierro Award It was Nacho Goano in 2011. But this time it was not because of rebellion but because of a miscalculation on the part of APTRA. The journalist was given the statuette for his sports work in C5N, but they had not realized that he had started working in January of that same year, for which he was not authorized to compete.
Goano expressed himself at that time on his Twitter account where he said that he returned the award and regretted having been involved in that situation, but thanked the respect and affection he received from the people of the Association of Radio and Television Journalists.
The one who had also been left with a prize that did not correspond to him had been Claudio Villaruel. Its about Martin Fierro Gold they had won The Simulators in 2006 and that corresponded to the actor Alexander Fiore.
It seems that the people of Telefe asked him for an interview that Villaruel had to do, and then he did not return it. 16 years passed until the then Artistic Director of Telefe deigned to return to Fiore the statuettes that he had taken from her.