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Play Awards 2022 – A night to celebrate music

Coliseu dos Recreios

The Play Awards ceremony took place at Coliseu dos Recreios, more than the awards, which are important, but more important was the celebration of Portuguese and Portuguese-speaking authors, Portuguese music, technicians and musicians, the music industry that suffered so much with the pandemic, and even though it resisted, it came out stronger, with high-quality work.

The Play awards awarded 13 categories, Ana Moura and Dino D’Santiago were two of the night’s winners, with two awards each, a great tribute, with the career award for Simone and of course Barbara Bandeira and Carminho who won the dog of the year with “ Where are you going”, were also major highlights.

Prémios Play > Coliseu dos Recreios ©Luís M. Serrão -iNeews < 2022.05.05

There were several musical moments of the night, which brought together artists on stage, the ones that most surprised, Moonspell with Dulce Pontes and Nenny with Ana Moura, but of course, they were also highlighted, Camané with Agir and Dino d’Santiago with Banda Monte Cara.

Prémios Play > Coliseu dos Recreios ©Luís M. Serrão -iNeews < 2022.05.05

And the winners are…

Best female artist
Ana Moura
Ana Moura, Bárbara Tinoco, Gisela João and Nenny were nominated for the award for best female artist.

Best male artist
Dino D’Santiago
António Zambujo, Camané, Dino D’Santiago and Tony Carreira were nominated for best male artist.

Best group
The Black Mamba
Moonspell, Wet Bed Gang, Os Quatro e Meia and The Black Mamba were nominated for best group.

Best music video
“Swallows”, by Ana Moura and André Caniços
They were nominated for best video clip “Ainda Sinto”, by Diana Lima and T-Rex, directed by Tiago Plácido,Andorinhas”, by Ana Moura and André Caniços, “Blues da Quinta”, by the 5th Punkada, directed by Casota Collective and “Nós Pimba”, by Chico da Tina, directed by Irish Favério.


“Unlimited Dreams”, by João Lencastre’s Communion
They were nominated for best jazz album “A Tribo”, by Coreto, “Garfo”, by the group Garfo, “Lumina”, by Pedro Melo Alves Omniae Large Ensemble and “Unlimited Dreams”, by João Lencastre’s Communion.

Best Fado Album
“Horas Vazias” by Camané
They were nominated for best fado album “Agora”, by Teresinha Landeiro, “Aurora”, by Gisela João, “Eu Sou”, by Fábia Rebordão, and “Horas Vazias”, by Camané.

Lusophony Award
“Jeito Alegre de Chorar”, by Angolan musician Paulo Flores
For the lusofonia prize were nominated “Hino à Gratidão”, by the Cape Verdean musician Mario Lucio, “Jeito Alegre de Chorar”, by Paulo Flores, “Modo Turbo”, by Luísa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar and Anitta and “Our Things”, by C4 Pedro.

Critic’s Award
Dino D’Santiago with his album “Badiu”

Breakthrough Artist Award
EU.CLIDES, Ivandro, Luís Trigacheiro and Rita Vian were nominated for the revelation award.

Best Classical/Classical Music Album Award
Luís Duarte and Lígia Madeira for the joint album “Portuguese Music For Piano Duo“
They were nominated for best classical/Eurodite music album “João Madureira / Estudos Literários-Retratos”, by Ana Telles, “Debut”, by João Barradas, “Cifras de Viola”, by Tiago Matias, and Luís Duarte and Lígia Madeira for “Portuguese Music For Piano Duo“.

Best Album Award
“70 Voltas ao Sol” (live version with orchestra) by Jorge Palma
They were nominated for best album “70 Voltas ao Sol” by Jorge Palma, “Aurora”, by Gisela João, “Badiu”, by Dino D’Santiago, and “Recomeçar”, by Tony Carreira.

Career Award 2022
Simone de Oliveira, who was present at the ceremony, was the winner of the career award at the Play Awards 2022 for her career and contribution to Portuguese music, in the year who said goodbye to the stages after 65 years of career, see the report here.

Vodafone Song of the Year Award
“Where are you going” by Bárbara Bandeira and Carminho
They were nominated for best song of the year, a category that was voted on by the public during the ceremony, “Andorinhas” by Ana Moura, “Borboletas” by Gama, “Lote B” by António Zambujo, “Love is on My Side” by The Black Mamba, “Onde Vais” by Bárbara Bandeira and Carminho, and “Tequila” by Nenny.

See here who passed the red carpet of the Coliseum


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