15th Ariel Awards

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15th Ariel Awards
Date May 20, 1973
Best Picture El Castillo de la Pureza, Mecánica Nacional, and Reed, México Insurgente
Most awards El Castillo de la Pureza and Mecánica Nacional (5)
Most nominations El Castillo de la Pureza and Mecánica Nacional (10)

The 15th Ariel Awards ceremony, organized by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) took place on May 20, 1973, in Mexico City. During the ceremony, AMACC presented the Ariel Award in 14 categories honoring films released in 1972. El Castillo de la Pureza and Mecánica Nacional were the most nominated films, and also the most awarded with five wins each, including a tie for Best Picture, with Reed, México Insurgente.[1] Canadian-Mexican cinematographer Alex Phillips received the Golden Ariel for his artistic career.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface.[1]

Best Screenplay
Best Original Story
Best Original Score
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Set Decoration
Best Documentary Short Subject
  • Frida Kahlo – Marcela Fernández Violante


  1. ^ a b c "XV 1973 — Ganadores y nominados" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. 1973. Retrieved May 24, 2016.