The Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences announced that Ofelia Medina and Fernando Cámara will be recognized this year with the Ariel de Oro, a medal that celebrates the trajectory of artists who have left their mark on national cinema.
The tributes will take place within the 63rd edition of the Ariel Awards, the date and venue of which have not been announced by the AMACC. Last year, the ceremony was held remotely, in a live broadcast with some of its nominees and winners connected via Zoom.
Ofelia Medina will receive her tribute after four nominations as an actress. Her performance as Frida Kahlo in Frida, Living Nature, for which she won her first Ariel, stands out on the big screen.
He won the award again in 2005 and 2011, but in the category of Female Coercion, for the films Innocent Voices, directed by Luis Mandoki, and Good herbs, by the director María Novaro.
Meanwhile, Fernando Cámara, was nominated for an Oscar in 2007 for his work in the sound department of Apocalypto, a film directed by Mel Gibson. The sound engineer has worked on other films such as Cronos, by Guillermo del Toro, and La Leyenda del Zorro, with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones; in addition to producing films such as De noche vienes, Esmeralda, by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo.
He has received six Ariel Award nominations and won one in 2012 for the film Days of Grace. Other of his works include the sound of Voces innocentes, La vida precoz y breve by Sabina Rivas and Me eres matando Susana.
In 2020, the actress María Rojo and the composer Lucía Álvrez were recognized with the Ariel de Oro.
The nominees announcement for Ariel 2021 will be released in the coming weeks.