Diosas de Plata

The Silver Goddesses (Spanish: Diosas de Plata) is a film award granted annually by the Mexican Film Journalists Association (PECIME) in recognition of professionals and excellence in the Mexican film industry as assessed by the association's voting membership.[1][2] The first award ceremony was held in 1963; making Tlayucan (1962) the first winner of the Silver Goddesses for Best Film and in eight different categories.[3]


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.[4]

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 deal, 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 Las Diosas de Plata 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 trophy made in 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.

Directive CouncilEdit

2002 - 2014.

President: Alejandro Vázquez Cruz

Vice President: Mauricio Peña Flores

Secretary Treasurer: Agustín Pérez Gutiérrez "Gurezpe"

Secretary of Organization: Monica Beltran Pérez Tagle

Secretary of minutes: Oscar Díaz Rodríguez

Social Security Secretary: Roberto Aparicio Ponce

Public Relations Secretary: Sally of Pere

Voting Council: Alejandro Salazar Hernández


Best film

Best Director

best Actor

Best actress

Best co-male performance

Best co-performance

Better male revelation

Best female revelation

Male paper


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

The TrophyEdit

The Silver Goddesses Awards

D'Argenta, a company that has 42 years of experience in the elaboration of art pieces in precious metals, were commissioned with the task of manufacturing the figurines in silver. The manual manufacturing process requires sufficient time so that each piece is created and checked thoroughly in order to ensure that the silver goddesses look in perfect conditions for the delivery of the award. The goddesses are elaborated in copper and finished in silver, covered with a special varnish that allows the figure to maintain the brightness and prevents the passage of time to be black because of the oxidation of silver. This artwork conceived of the creativity of the deceased Artist Federico Canesi (1906-1977), who conceived it especially for Pecime.

The silver goddess amalgamates different symbols of Aztec mythology. The figure represents the God of creation, that of fertility, to the arts, to the wisdom and that of perseverance, hence the elements that compose it: the spike, the turtle on which the effigy is based, The snake and the plume.[5]


  1. ^ "Ganadores de las Diosas de Plata 2016". Revista Central (in Spanish). April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Tinajero, Itzel; Torres, Irving (11 April 2016). "Se dan a conocer las películas nominadas para las Diosas de Plata 2016". CineNT (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Del Puño y Letra de Jorge Martínez de Hoyos". PECIME (in Spanish). October 17, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "PECIME – Periodistas Cinematográficos de México A.C." PECIME (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  5. ^ "Con la fabricación de las Diosas de Plata, da inicio la fiesta de cine de la edición número 47 de PECIME". PECIME (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-11.

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