facebook
twitter
search
search

'Pastorela' is best picture at Ariels

June 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

MEXICO CITY, June 3 (UPI) -- Writer-director Emilio Portes' sophomore feature "Pastorela" made a big splash at Mexico's 54th Ariel Awards, winning seven, including best picture.

Portes also won best director at the Saturday awards ceremony in Mexico City, as well as best original screenplay, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

Thriller "Dias de Gracia," ("Days of Grace"), picked up eight trophies, including best first work to director Everado Gout and best actor for Tenoch Huerta.

Gerardo Naranjo's action film, "Miss Bala," which was Mexico's selection for the foreign-language Academy Awards in the United States, walked away empty-handed. It was nominated for best picture and best director, THR reported.

The Ariel for best documentary went to Tatiana Huezo's "El Lugar Mas Pequeno," ("The Tiniest Place"), and best picture in the Ibero-American category went to wartime saga "Pa Negre," ("Black Bread").

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Michael Douglas' mother Diana Douglas Webster dead at 92
Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter Princess Charlotte has been christened
USA Network renews 'Suits' for a sixth season
Billy Joel marries pregnant girlfriend Alexis Roderick at his Long Island estate
'The Chew' to tape five episodes at Disney's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival