Golden Butterfly Awards 2023: Highlights of the Ceremony
On December 3rd, the Golden Butterfly Awards ceremony took place in Istanbul, marking one of the most prominent events in the Turkish film industry, renowned for unexpected surprises and sensational scandals.
This year, winners in various categories included:
Best Drama Series – “Golden Boy”
“Golden Boy” remains a beloved series among Turkish drama enthusiasts, showcasing its enduring popularity in Turkey and beyond. The creators and main cast received awards. The absence of the lead actor, Mert Ramazan Demir, was unexpected, attributed to health issues, with his representatives stating that he watched the ceremony online.
Best Drama Actor – Salih Bademci
Salih Bademci, portraying three distinct characters this year, rightfully received recognition for his acting skills in the series “Stone of Desire,” “The Tailor,” and “The Club.”
Best Drama Actress – Pinar Deniz
Pinar Deniz, the lead in “Family Secrets,” continues to reap the rewards of success, becoming sought after even in the advertising industry. Notably, this marks her second Golden Butterfly Award in two years.
Best On-Screen Couple – Devin and Aslan
Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Serenay Sarikaya from “Family” shared this award, endorsed by Turkish cinema legend Nebahat Çehre.
Outstanding Achievement – “Family Secrets”
The series “Family Secrets” received recognition for its outstanding achievements, reflecting its impact on an international level, recently honored with the prestigious Emmy International Award.
Best Romantic Comedy Series – “If you love”
Despite its lower popularity in Turkish ratings, “If you love” was crowned the best romantic comedy. The jury acknowledged its successful international sales and social media presence.
Best Romantic Comedy Actor – Kerem Bursin
Kerem Bursin was honored for his acting skills in “If you love,” praised for his performance and chemistry with co-star Hafsanur Sancaktutan.
Best Romantic Comedy Actress – Hafsanur Sancaktutan
Hafsanur Sancaktutan received the award for the best actress in romantic comedy for her role in “If you love.”
Best Internet Series – “The Club”
The digital platform Netflix’s drama “The Club,” starring Barış Arduç, Gökçe Bahadır, and Salih Bademci, secured the title of the best internet series.
Best Director and Best Screenwriters – Ketçe and Melis Civelek, Zeynep Gur
Recognition for the best directorial and screenwriting contributions went to Ketçe, Melis Civelek and Zeynep Gur, for the series “Cranberry Sherbet.”
Special Category “Shining Star”
Özge Yağız, Simay Barlas, Sıla Türkoğlu, and Caner Topçu were awarded in this category even before the start of the ceremony.