16th Ariel Awards

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16th Ariel Awards
DateMarch 22, 1974
Best PictureEl Principio
Most awardsEl Principio (8)
Most nominationsEl Principio (11)

The 16th Ariel Awards ceremony, organized by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) took place on March 22, 1974, in Mexico City. During the ceremony, AMACC presented the Ariel Award in 14 categories honoring films released in 1973. El Principio was the most nominated film, and also the most awarded with eight wins including a Special Award for child actor Rogelio Flores. El Principio won for Best Picture and Best Director.[1] Two-time Ariel winner film, Calzonzin Inspector, directed by Alfonso Arau, was selected to represent Mexico at the 47th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[2]

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
  • En Busca de un Muro – Enrique Estévez
Best Documentary Short Subject
  • No Nos Moverán – Breni Cuenca
    • Baja California: Paralelo 28 – Carlos Velo
    • De Ayer y de Mañana – Ángel Flores Marini

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b "XVI 1974 — Ganadores y nominados" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. 1974. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "The 47th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 1975. Retrieved March 20, 2016.