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Now in its 12th year, the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival ended its 12th run on Sunday evening with Orpheus Awards handed out in several categories, plus an honorary Orpheus for Greek-American actor George Chakiris, who won the Oscar for best supporting actor Academy Award in 1961’s “West Side Story.” His costar, Rita Moreno, who scored a best supporting actress Oscar for the same film, presented Chakiris with his trophy.
The ceremony was held at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater, capping a week of screenings, seminars and social events. Stand-up comedian Anthony Steven Kalloniatis, aka ANT, opened the event, and network warm-up host Chuck Dukas served as MC.
Drama - Polyxeni - Dora - Masclavanou - Tale
Historical drama “Polyxeni,” directed by Dora Masclavanou, a tale of orphan girl from Istanbul unaware of the devious plan others are weaving behind her back, won the Orpheus Award for best fiction feature film. Katia Goulioni (pictured above in a scene from the film) won the Orpheus for best performance for the playing title character.
Thodoris Atheridis took home the best feature direction award for “Perfect Strangers,” in which seven friends at a dinner party play a game that compels them to reveal the content of their mobile...
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