This Friday night, March 3, the XVIII edition of the Canacine Awards was held at the Jalisco Government Palace, where the film “Bardo” was crowned Best Film and Daniel Giménez Cacho won Best Actor for the same film. .
Eugenio Caballero, production designer of this film, received the award for “Bardo”. “Making this film was a challenge that was overcome thanks to the vision of Alejandro (González Iñárritu) and a team, a high percentage of Mexicans.” He further said that Alejandro could not be present at the ceremony because his sister got married on Friday night.
For her part, Arcelia Ramírez won Best Actress for “La Civil”. “I want to thank the producers for making this brave film. This recognition is for all the mothers looking for their children in this country.“.
In the shortlist for Best Director, Lorenzo Vigas for “La Caja” obtained the distinction, who highlighted that thanks to the Mexican filmmakers he began to enter this national industry, since he began in this career in Venezuela, in his country of origin. filmic.
German Braccowho won as Best Male Promise for the film “Tell me about yourself”highlighted: “I want to thank the producers for being able to achieve this film that is made with the heart” and dedicated his award to the director Eduardo Cortés for leaving his heart in this film.
He Lifetime Achievement Awarddelivered by Andrés Bustamante, was for Daniel Birman Ripsteinthe comedian and actor said that he met him in 2009, he had no idea who he was at that time because he was working on television, but over time he entered this universe of cinema at his invitation.
Daniel, upon accepting the award, said: “I grew up in the cinema, I learned many things watching it; I met my friends doing it. I do what I love and am passionate about and sometimes I even forget that I am doing my job. Cinema is made with love and dedication”, he also thanked his grandfather Alfredo. There was also a special recognition for the creative Eugenio Caballero.
Prior to the award ceremony, Avelino Rodríguez, president of Canacine México, gave him a recognition to the female leaders representing the government of Jalisco, Claudia Vanessa Pérez Lamas, Secretary of Tourism; Lourdes González, Secretary of Culture and Senator Verónica Delgadillo.
In the race for the Oscar
During the red carpet, personalities such as Antonio Pérez Garibay, father of Checo Perézas well as Estrella Araiza, director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)who discussed the Oscar nomination for Guillermo del Toro’s animated film, “Pinocchio.”
“It makes me very excited that the film is the favorite after the Annie (animation awards), everyone is lighting candles and so am I,” he also said that Guillermo is calm about the nomination, also when questioning whether he will be in this next edition of the FICG, stressed that it is always contemplated.
The production designer, Eugenio Caballero, also spoke about the Mexican Oscar nominees. “What Guillermo did with the animation of ‘Pinocchio’ is unique, it always breaks the mold and always in a special way, he did the same with ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, where a genre film like this one reached Cannes and then the Oscar, then he has also done it with a film of diverse love like ‘The shape of water'”.
He is also very happy with the nomination of “Bardo” for best photography, in which he participated in production design, “there is the vision of Alejandro (González Iñárritu) and it seems to me that the recognition is well worth it. And Alfonso ( Cuarón) as a producer, he is always involved in interesting projects and he is in this short film ‘Le Pupille’, which is very beautiful, with a lot of soul, endearing…”.
He stressed that every year at the Oscars there is a Latino and Mexican presence. “It seems to me that the most important thing is that there are a plurality of voices in Mexican cinema that no longer just two or three people, or one like at some point, but in all international festivals there is an important presence of very different Mexican voices, of women filmmakers and young filmmakers with very broad themes“.
Arcelia Ramirezalso paraded and celebrated the fact that women are increasingly involved in the cinema, highlighting, for example, the work of Tatiana Huezo, “the look (of women) is fundamental, we win over the audience”.
Meanwhile, the actress Leticia Huijarapresident of the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AMACC) spoke about how women have come together in the industry to prevent cases of abuse and harassment.
Along the red carpet of the Government Palace of Jalisco they also paraded Eduardo Avila from Canacine Jalisco; avelino rodriguez from Canacine Mexico; Stephen Estrada from the Jalisco State Entertainment Agency; the actor German Bracco;
Lourdes Gonzalez, Secretary of Culture; the senator Veronica Delgadillo; Alejandro Ramirez CEO of Cinepolis; Raul Ramon y Fabiola Velazquez of the film “Mighty Victory” and the creative Lawrence Beamsas well as the actor Iker Sanchez Solanoamong others.
“Bard: False Chronicle of a Few Truths”
Lorenzo Vigas for “The Box”
Daniel Giménez Cacho for “Bardo: False Chronicle of a few truths”
Arcelia Ramírez for “La Civil”
Germán Bracco for “Tell me about yourself”
Fiona Palomo for “What a Despadre!”
“The evil eye”
Best Animated Film
“Eagle and Jaguar: The Legendary Warriors”
“Oaxacalifornia: The Return”
Highest Grossing Film
“And how is he?”
Industry Development Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Daniel Birman Ripstein
Tribute to Eugenio Caballero
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