'La Jaula de Oro' Dominates Mexico's Ariel Awards

"La Jaula de Oro"
"La Jaula de Oro"
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The immigrant thriller La Jaula de Oro racked up nine wins at Mexico's 56th Ariel Awards Tuesday night, including best picture, first work and screenplay. 

La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream) and Escalante's Heli each garnered 14 Ariel nominations, but The Golden Dream owned the night at Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts.

Directed, produced and co-written by first-time filmmaker Diego Quemada-Diez, Golden Dream follows three Guatemalan teens on a harrowing journey to the U.S. The film won best ensemble last year at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

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Heli, the 2013 Cannes best director winner, got an Ariel for best director, but that was its only award of the night despite more than a dozen nominations. 

Best Ibero-American picture went to the Chile-Spain co-production Gloria, a character study about a middle-age divorcee. 

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The ceremony paid tribute to actress Maria Felix, one of Mexico's most iconic cinema figures. Veteran filmmaker Arturo Ripstein (Deep Crimson) and actor Ernesto Gomez Cruz (Midaq Alley) received career achievement awards. 

A complete winners list follows:

BEST PICTURE

La Jaula de Oro

DIRECTOR

Amat Escalante (Heli

ACTOR

Brandon Lopez (La Jaula de Oro)

ACTRESS

Adriana Roel (No Quiero Dormir Sola)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Rodolfo Dominguez (La Jaula de Oro)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lisa Owen (Los Insolitos Peces Gato)

FIRST WORK

La Jaula de Oro

IBERO-AMERICAN PICTURE

Gloria (Chile-Spain)

DOCUMENTARY

Quebranto

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

La Jaula de Oro

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Tercera Llamada

EDITING

La Jaula de Oro

CINEMATOGRAPHY

La Jaula de Oro

SPECIAL EFFECTS

Cinco de Mayo, la Batalla

VISUAL EFFECTS

Cinco de Mayo, la Batalla

SOUND

La Jaula de Oro

ORIGINAL SCORE

La Jaula de Oro

MAKEUP

Halley

COSTUME DESIGN

Ciudadano Buelna

ART DESIGN

Ciudadano Buelna

ANIMATED SHORT

Lluvia en los Ojos

FICTION SHORT

Musica Para Despues de Dormir

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Un Salto de Vida

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