"It is the first time in my career to receive such an important award, I would like to thank festival committee for this amazing gift. It is really special to be here tonight," "Amelie" star said after receiving her award.
After the ceremony, "Eternite" (Eternity), starring Audrey Tautou, Bereneice Bejo, Melanie Laurent and Irene Jacob was screened as part of the festival. Following the screening, Tautou met with the audience and answered questions. The film, one of the highlights of the festival, tells the story of women in a family, stretching across the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Turkish director Feyzi Tuna and actor Yılmaz Gruda were also presented with the Golden Orange Honorary Award and dubbing artists Altan Karındaş and Toron Karacaoğlu received the Golden Orange Labor Awards.Throughout the festival late Turkish actor Tarık Akan, who won a total of seven Golden Orange Awards at the International Antalya Film Festival was commemorated with film screenings that will be featured in a category titled "The Green-Eyed Giant." The festival will close on Oct. 23 with an award ceremony.