Feature films Heli (pictured left) by Amat Escalante and La jaula de oro / The Golden Dream (pictured below right) by Diego Quemada-Diez became the most nominated films for the 56th edition of the Ariel Awards, Mexico's national film award presented by the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Heli and The Golden Dream are competing in the categories for Best Films, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, among othes. The other films competing for Best Film are Claudia Sainte-Luce's Los insólitos peces gato / The Amazing Catfish, Natalia Beristain's She Doesn't Want to Sleep Alone / No quiero dormir sola and Fernando Eimbcke's Club Sándwich.
Quemada-Diez, Sainte-Luce and Beristain's films are also competing for Best First Film along with Roberto Fiesco's Quebranto and Sebastián Hoffmann's Halley.
Box-office success Nostros los Nobles / We the Noble by Gary Alazraki scored two nominations for Best Actor (Luis Gerardo Méndez) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Competing for Ariel for Best Documentary are Fiesco's Quebranto; Pablo Tamez Sierra's Lejanía; Carlos F. Rossini, Emiliano Altuna and Diego Osorno's The Mayor / El alcalde; Emililo Maille's Miradas múltiples / La máquina loca; and Jorge Denti's La huella del Dr. Ernesto Guevara.
The 56th edition of the Ariel Awards will take place in Mexico City on May 26.