‘Duck’ hunts Ariel nods

Pic wins 11 laurels, including actor, actress, screenplay

View complete list

MEXICO CITY — Helmer Fernando Eimbcke’s “Temporada de patos” (Duck Season) all but swept the Mexican Ariel awards Tuesday night, taking 11 laurels out of 12 noms, including picture, director and first work. It’s the first time a single film has won all three top prizes.

“Patos,” filmed in black and white, also won actor (Enrique Arreola), actress (Danny Perea), original screenplay (Eimbcke), cinematography, editing, sound, music and art design.

The big night wraps up a year of kudos for the pic that kicked off a year ago with top honors at the Guadalajara Festival before waddling through fests and prize ceremonies from AFI to Thessaloniki.

The other big hopeful, Luis Mandoki’s “Voces inocentes,” largely disappointed. Pic, which marked the return to Spanish-language film for the helmer after years in Hollywood, cleaned up at the Mexican box office, but picked up only three Ariels, for supporting actress (Ofelia Median), special effects and makeup.

“The most important thing is the opinion of the public,” Mandoki told the press.

No other film won more than two awards, and some categories, such as adapted screenplay, won by “Huapango,” had only one film competing.

Night was marred by violence outside Mexico City’s Palace of Fine Arts, where the ceremony was held, provoked in part by the lack of a formal red carpet.

Press and fans mobbed attendees and tensions flared. Several firecrackers exploded and police arrested six people.

Later, police prevented many from leaving the event for security reasons.

Full List of Winners


“Temporada de Patos”


Fernando Eimbcke, “Temporada de Patos”

First Work

Fernando Eimbcke, “Temporada de Patos”


Enrique Arreola, “Temporada de Patos”


Danny Perea, “Temporada de Patos”

Supporting Actor

Carlos Cobos, “Conejo en la Luna”

Supporting Actress

Ofelia Median, “Voces Inocentes”

Original Screenplay

Fernando Eimbcke, “Temporada de Patos”

Adapted Screenplay

María Eleno Velasco, Inán Lipkies and Ivette Lipkies, “Huapango”


Alexis Zabé, “Temporada de Patos”


Mariana Rodriguez, “Temporada de Patos”


Lena Esquenazi, Miguel Hernández and Antonio Diego, “Temporada de Patos”


Alejandro Rosso and Liquist, “Temporada de Patos”

Art design

Diana Quiroz and Luisa Guala, “Temporada de Patos”


David Ruiz Gameros, “Voces Inocentes”

Costume design

Junior Paulino and Lourdes del Valle, “Adan y Eva”

Special effects

Jesus Duran, “Voces Inocentes”

Ibero-American picture

“Whisky” (Uruguay) by Pablo Stoll and Juan Pablo Rebella

Documentary feature

“Digna…hasta el ultimo aliento” by Felipe Cazals

First documentary

“Tropico de cancer” by Eugenio Polgovsky

Fictional short

“Un viaje” by Gabriela Monroy

Documentary short

“Soy” by Lucia Gaja

Animated short

“De raiz” by Carlos Carrera

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety