Golden Butterfly awards presented to Turkish stars
ISTANBUL - Demirören News Agency
Ahmet Hakan (L), Mehmet Soysal
The 45th Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards ceremony, organized in collaboration between daily Hürriyet and Pantene, took place on Dec. 9 at Istanbul’s Zorlu PSM.
Demirören Media Executive Director Mehmet Soysal and Demirören Group Chair Yıldırım Demirören’s wife, Revna Demirören, were among the guests, along with Turkish celebrities.
The award winners were selected with the votes of the readers of daily Hürriyet and the ceremony was broadcast live.
During the ceremony, presented by Cem Davran and Çağla Şıkel, the winners of the Pantene Breakthrough Star awards were Afra Saraçoğlu, Aslı Bekiroğlu and Merve Çağıran.
In the main categories, the award for best news broadcast was presented to Ahmet Hakan, who received the prize from Soysal.
The best anchorman award went to ATV’s Cem Öğretir while Kanal D’s Buket Aydın won the best anchorwoman award.
Kerem Çatay and Pelin Diştaş’s “Çukur” (The Pit) won the best drama award.
Producer İlker İnanoğlu was presented with an honorary award at the ceremony.
Singer Kenan Doğulu was presented with the 25th Year Special Award by comedian Cem Yılmaz.
In the comedy series category, Çağlar Çorumlu received the best male comedy actor award while Pınar Altuğ received the best female comedy actress award.
“Çocuklar Duymasın” won the best comedy series award in this category.
Ali Semi Sefil, Kübra Süzgün, and Demir Birinci were chosen best child actors. Acun Ilıcalı won the Best Male Presenter Award and Müge Anlı won the Best Female Presenter Award.
The Best Male Pop Musician Award’s winner was Edis.
The honorary awards of the event were presented to Cüneyt Arkın, Gökçen Kaynatan, Nilüfer and Sıla.
The Jury Special Prize of the event went to Cem Yılmaz.