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Event of the silver goddeses

Silver Goddess Award


The goddesses of silver is a film award given to the best of Mexican cinema by Pecime (cinematographic journalists from Mexico, A.C.). Its first delivery was carried out March 8, 1963.

This award is delivered every year.

José José Diosa de Plata a la Trayectori
Silver Goddess Award

Its origin dates back to 1961. In Paris "México Cinema", the journalist Benjamín Ortega, the father of Journalist Guillermo Ortega Ruiz, instituted the Xochiquetzal or Xochipilli, as a stimulus to the most outstanding works in the various specialties within the Fílmic Queo.

But in 1962, given the impossibility of sponsoring the delivery annually, Ortega yielded the Figurine to film journalists from Mexico (Pecime), whose partners determined to stylize the initially male figure and change the name. The plume and tunic dictated that of silver goddess, besides that they were then bathed with gold.

Amalgam of figures of Aztec mythology, the prize represents the God of creation, fertility, arts, wisdom and perseverance; Hence the elements that compose it: the spike, the turtle on which the sphinx is sown (symbol of wisdom), the snake and the plume.

To guarantee the continuity of its delivery, the partners raised the possibility that each sculpture will take the name of a celebrity willing to cover its cost.

Gabriel Figueroa, Luis Buñuel, Mario Moreno Cantinflas and María Félix accepted the treatment, but, at the Assembly held on June 13, 1962, the Steering Committee decided to absorb production costs as it happens to date.

The first delivery of goddowns of silver was recorded on March 8, 1963 at Hotel María Isabel. Tlayucan (1961), Ribbon by Luis Alcoriza, produced by Matouk, S.A., was the first to obtain it.

At the time of time, the pretended by bronze and bathed in silver has been consolidated in one of the most precious and important in the international phrase.

To strengthen the prestige of it, the group has determined in various stages of its history to assign you, permanently or temporarily, the name of great figures as recognition of your trajectory.

Mexican Luminaires such as Jacqueline Andere, María Felix, Dolores del Río, Fernando Soler, Katy Jury, Pina Pelicer, Ricardo Montalbán, Sara García, Tito Guízar, Silvia Pinal, Daniela Romo, Mario Moreno Cantinflas, Lupita Tovar, María Elena Marqués, Gloria Marín , Carmen Montejo, Lucía Méndez, Ana Brenda Contreras and Salma Hayek, among many other film celebrities have received the goddess of silver, as well as connotted directors and technicians like Gabriel Figueroa, Alex Phillips, Miguel Zacarias, Emilio "Indio" Fernández, Roberto Gavaldón, Ismael Rodríguez, Raúl de Anda, Luis Alcoriza, José Estrada and Alfonso Ara.

World Cinema Personalities, such as Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Michelangelo Antonioni, Katharine Hepburn, Luchino Visconti, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Wise, Jerome Riva, Rex Harrison, Emmanuelle Riva, Alain Cavalier, Terence Stamp, Julie Christie, Gollo Pontecorvo, Dirk Bogarde , Miguel Littín, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pedro Almodóvar and James Cameron, have also been distinguished with the silver goddess.


  • Best film

  • Best Director

  • best Actor

  • Best actress

  • Best co-male performance

  • Best co-performance

  • Better male revelation

  • Best female revelation

  • Male paper

  • Female

  • Best Prima Opera

  • Best photograph

  • Better edition

  • Best screenplay

  • Best background music

  • Best short film

  • Best animated short film

  • Better child performance

  • Silver goddess by artistic trajectory

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