Wednesday, March 04, 2009

2009 Yesilcam Awards

Yeşilçam Awards for the year 2009 have been given in İstanbul with a ceremony. The award ceremony was organized in collaboration with the Beyoğlu Municipality and the Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audiovisual Culture. The Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertuğrul Günay, veteran artists including İzzet Günay, Perihan Savaş, Hülya Koçyiğit, Nebahat Çehre and Selda Alkor as well as many people from the business and media circles attended the ceremony.

"Although it is a very new tradition, the Yeşilçam Awards garner great interest. I dream that this tradition will turn into an international one," said Günay at the opening of the ceremony. He said Istanbul and Turkey were very suitable locations for this dream. "The winners are determined by a large jury. The recent developments in Turkish cinema offer hope for the industry’s future. It now has a respected place in world cinema."

This year’s Yeşilçam Award winners were determined by a 1,500-person jury, which included names from business, culture and media circles.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Three Monkeys” has put its stamp on the award ceremony which was held Tuesday evening. “Three Monkeys” has been awarded in “Best Film”, “Best Director”, and “Best Story” categories. Hatice Arslan got the “Best Actress” prize with her performance in “Three Monkeys.” Onur Saylak received “Best Actor” prize with his role in the film titled “Autumn.”

Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Best Male Actor: Onur Saylak / Sonbahar
Best Female Actor: Hatice Aslan / Üç Maymun
Best Supporting Male Actor: Altan Erkekli / O... Çocukları
Best Supporting Female Actor: Yıldız Kültür / Issız Adam
Turkcell First Film Award: Özcan Alper / Sonbahar
Best Screenplay: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan ve Ercan Kesal / Üç Maymun
Best Film Music: Aria Müzik / Issız Adam
Besy Cinematography: Gökhan Tiryaki / Üç Maymun
Digiturk Young Talent Award: Ahmet Rıfat Şungar / Üç Maymun
Best Film: Üç Maymun / Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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