Hear It for Brazil's Globo
Clonea Brazilian soap opera showing the differences between
Islam and the Western world, and tackling controversial issues
such as arranged marriage, polygamy and adulteryhas won
for Globo TV two Latin ACE 2003 Awards in the United States.
Globo TV International
has been awarded two Latin ACE 2003 Awards for its telenovela The
Clone. In the TV/Dramatic Series category, Jayme Monjardim
received the Latin ACE Award for Best Director for The Clone, and
Murilo Benício was honored for Best Actor in the same novela.
The Clone tells
the ardent love story of Lucas and Jade, beginning in Morocco in 1980
and spanning through present day Rio de Janeiro. Amidst the overpowering
passion of the central characters, the plot deals with topical issues
such as human cloning, and the struggles with drug dependency. The
Clone shows some of the differences that exist between Islam and the
Western world, tackling controversial issues such as arranged marriage,
polygamy and adultery.
Jayme Monjardim made
his directing debut in 1978 in the award-winning documentary Maysa.
In 1984, he joined Globo TV where he directed Voltei Pra Você,
his first telenovela for the Brazilian network. Since 1998, Monjardim
has directed some of Globo TV's most acclaimed programming, including
Brazilian Aquarelle, Terra Nostra and The Clone.
Rio de Janeiro-born
Murilo Benício Ribeiro began his acting career in 1993 performing
in television, cinema and theater. His first hit movie, Os Matadores,
directed by Beto Brant, received critical acclaim in Brazil and film festivals
worldwide. Benício was later nominated for a Mambembe Prize, the
highest honor on Brazilian theater, for his performance in the play Deus.
Benício has also starred in a number of successful Globo TV-produced
telenovelas, including Fera Ferida, Anything For Love and
Splendor. In The Clone, he portrays three different characterstwin
brothers Diogo and Lucas Ferraz, and "the clone", Leandro.
The prize was awarded
in a gala ceremony held on April 19, 2003 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in
New York City.
"We are delighted
that these exceptional talents have been recognized by the Latin ACE Awards,"
said Helena Bernardi, Director of Marketing and Sales. "The Clone
is a continuation of Globo TV's tradition of excellence in telenovela
programming, and the international success of this drama series shows
that quality telenovelas possess a very strong appeal to viewers
Globo TV International
distributes Brazilian TV Globo top rated, high quality productions to
over 130 countries worldwide. TV Globo is part of Globo Organizations,
one of the leading Latin America MCE (Media, Communications and Entertainment)
groups specializing in broadcast networks, radio, publishing, and television
production and distribution. Its in-house entertainment factory produces
over 80 percent of its programming (2,500 hours in 2001), including telenovelas,
drama, comedies, news, talk shows, reality shows, sports and entertainment
The Association of
Entertainment Criticsknown throughout Latin America and Spain as
ACE, short for Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos de
Nueva Yorkis a unique nonprofit cultural organization founded on
December 12, 1967, by a group of New York-based journalists and correspondents.
Fernando Campos, former editor of Canales Magazine, is its current president.
Since its founding,
the Association of Entertainment Critics of New York has been able to
build an impressive record of achievements, which have fulfilled an important
need of the Hispanic communities in the United States. Some of the artists
honored by ACE and who have attended its various awards ceremonies include
Plácido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, and Celia Cruz, among many others.