MEXICO CITY (AP) – After a format change due to the pandemic, the Ariel Awards are back for the second year in a row in default. The Best Mexican Cinema Awards on Saturday night can be seen on television and on the Internet.
The concert will begin broadcasting at 9:00 PM Mexico time (0200 GMT) on AMACC’s Facebok account and on Channel 22 in Mexico.
Fernanda Valades’ “Sin Señas Particulars,” a drama about a mother searching for a missing son on the northern border of Mexico, is the most nominated movie with 16 references. It is followed by “El baile de los 41” by David Pablos and “Los lobos” by Samuel Quiche Lobo, with 12 nominations each, and “Selva tragica” by Yulene Olaizola with 11 nominations.
The documentary The Three Deaths of Maricella Escobedo, which is about a mother’s tireless struggle to get justice for her daughter, a victim of femicide, is a strong contender to submit nominations in the departments of Directing, Original Screenplay, Feature Documentary, and First Feature Film.
Without Special Marks competes in the areas of directing, female performance of the work of protagonist Mercedes Hernandez, male coercion for the role of David Elescas, original screenplay, feature debut, and two nominations in the Revelation Acting Department for Ana Laura Rodriguez and Juan Jesus Varela.
After being nominated for an Academy Award, the Chilean documentary “The mole agent” by Maite Alberdi competed in the Ibero-American film category alongside the Brazilian film Babenco – Alguém tem que ouvir o coração de dizer: Parou by Barbara Paz, the Colombian “The Forgotten We Will Be” by Fernando Tropa, “La Lelorona” by Guatemalan director Giro Bustamante, and the Spanish film “Las Chicas” by Pilar Palomero.
As for the career of Ariel de Oro, it will be given to actress Ophelia Medina, sound engineer and producer Fernando Camara.
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