Ariel Award
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Ariel Award
Actress Isela Vega with an Arial award (2017)

The Ariel Award (Spanish: Premio Ariel) is an award that recognizes the best of Mexican cinema. Given annually, since 1946, by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AMACC), the award recognizes artistical and technical excellence in the Mexican film industry. The purpose of the Ariel recognition is to stimulate and increase the excellence of Mexican cinema, favor the growth of the industry, and promote the meeting and strengthening of the national film community. It is regarded as the most prestigious award in the Mexican film industry and considered Mexico's equivalent to the Oscars of the United States.[1]


The statuette is in the image of a man and it was designed by the sculptor Ignacio Asúnsolo. The original statuette is currently found inside Churubusco Studios in Mexico City. The name "Ariel" was inspired by a series of short writings called El Ariel by Uruguayan writer José Enrique Rodó that inspired generations of young Latin Americans in the first decades of the 20th century.


Actress Dolores Heredia next to the Ariel statuette (2017)

Additional awards

Everardo González (2018)
  • Ariel Especial de Plata (Special Silver Ariel)
  • Premio Especial (Special Ariel)
  • Premio de Honor (Honorary Award)+
  • Premio Medalla Salvador Toscano (Salvador Toscano Medal)
  • Reconocimiento del Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (Special Recognition)
  • Diploma de Honor (Honorary Diploma)[2]

Awards that are irregularly given Denotes awards that are irregularly given


  1. ^ Chaiken, Jan. "The Mexican Academy of Film". The Eye Magazine. The Eye Magazine. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Summary of Ariel Awards, Internet Movie Database.

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