Director Roberto Fiesco receives the Ariel for best documentary feature film “”Broken””, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (Mexico). . / Mario Guzmán / Archive
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Mexico, Aug 12 . .- Mexican actress Verónica Toussaint and producer and director Roberto Fiesco will be the presenters of the 62nd Ariel Awards ceremony -which will be virtual-, announced this Wednesday the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences ( AMACC).
Toussaint was the winner of the Ariel for best actress in 2018 for the film « Polar Bear » and Fiesco won the Ariel twice: in 2014 for best documentary feature film for « Quebranto » and in 2016 for best fiction short film for « Trémulo ».
Delivery number 62 has had to be rescheduled for Sunday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. local time (01:30 GMT), « due to a major cause, » the Academy explained in a statement.
« In view of the context that we are experiencing in the face of the health emergency caused by COVID-19, the Ariel Award will be delivered in a virtual format and will be broadcast live simultaneously on AMACC’s Facebook Live and on Channel 22 » , detailed the Academy.
The election committee will review all the films through the AMACC digital platform to select the winners of the Ariel 2020 and the members will vote through an electronic system developed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), whose Results will be notarized.
The Ariel Award is an award granted annually by the AMACC in recognition of professionals in the Mexican film industry: directors, interpreters, technicians and producers. Its first edition was in 1946.
This year, the favorite movie is « Ya I’m not here », by Fernando Frías, which has 13 nominations including best picture, direction, original script and new actor.
The Frías film is followed with 12 nominations « This is not Berlin », by Hari Sama, and with 11 « Polvo », José María Yazpik’s debut.
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