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Turkish Nominee Haluk Bilginer wins the Award for the Best Performance By an Actor in Emmy International

The master Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer had been selected for the Best Performance by an Actor category in 47th International Emmy Awards, as we shared here a couple of weeks ago. So, the good news reached to Turkey last night.

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Haluk Bilginer won the Best Performance by an Actor award on Monday at the 47th International Emmy Awards in New York for his performance in the TV series Sahsiyet (Persona).

The veteran Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer brought great happiness to Turkey as the Best Actor winner at the Emmy Awards
The veteran Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer brought great happiness to Turkey as the Best Actor winner at the Emmy Awards

He brought this great proud to Turkey that he deserved all the way through. The 65-year-old actor Haluk Bilginer told to Anadolu Agency that, “I am very happy that this award went to Turkey more than myself.” He also added that  “It is very pleasing that work we do with love and admiration became successful and others appreciated it on an international platform and they crowned this success with an award.”

A Message From Haluk Bilginer!

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In the miniseries Şahsiyet (Persona), Haluk Bilginer plays a man with Alzheimer diagnosis who is cursed to eventually lose all his memories. Bilginer’s character, however, turns the ailment into an opportunity in which he can execute guilty people without any fear of suffering pangs of conscience.

The 12-episode series won acclaim from viewers in Turkey and abroad and is rated 9.1 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

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Haluk Bilginer dedicated this prestigious award to his “teammates” that they worked together in harmony at the mini-series. He, moreover, also accepted the award in the name of his daughter Nazlı Bilginer whom the actor wishes her to be a professional actress one day.

On the other hand, he also indicated that “Please make sure the society you live in does not suffer from amnesia!” As we pointed that out above, he is acting an old man who suffers from amnesia, but individual.

A veteran Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer was nominated for the prestigious International Emmy Awards on Thursday. As he is the nominee, we are going to support him in the best performance by an actor category of the International Emmy Awards. In every sense of the word, he deserved this nomination for his acting skills in the TV series Sahsiyet (Persona) as Agah Beyoğlu. By the way, the TV series was a Puhu TV Production.

A veteran Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer was nominated for the prestigious International Emmy Awards on Thursday
A veteran Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer was nominated for the prestigious International Emmy Awards on Thursday

So, in the miniseries, the actor plays the 65-year-old diagnosed man with Alzheimer’s who is cursed to eventually lose all his memories. Bilginer’s character, however, turns his sickness into an opportunity in which he can execute guilty people without any fear of suffering pangs of conscience.

A Short Summary of Haluk Bilginer’s Career

The 12-episode series won acclaim from viewers both in Turkey and abroad. Furthermore, Internet Movie Database or IMDB rated the TV series Sahsiyet (Persona) on the 9.1 out of 10. On the other hand, the story of success of the veteran Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer goes back 1980s. Bilginer has dozens of acting credits to his name. He made his first appearance in the mid-1980s. As for his first acting on the screens was the long-running British soap opera Eastenders.

He deserved this nomination for his acting skills in the TV series Sahsiyet (Persona) as Agah Beyoğlu
He deserved this nomination for his acting skills in the TV series Sahsiyet (Persona) as Agah Beyoğlu

Furthermore, he won the best supporting actor prize at the 1997 International Antalya Film Festival. Afterwards, he won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2014. The successful actor made a great performance in Winter Sleep. And so, many professional authorities acclaimed the movie with great excitement.

The 47th International Emmy Awards will be held in New York City on November 25. Moreover, there will be participation of 44 nominees across 11 categories and 21 countries.

Who is Haluk Bilginer?

Haluk Bilginer is a Turkish actor who was born on June 5, 1954, in Izmir. He graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1977 before going to England. The actor also graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He landed his first role at EastEnders.

Haluk Bilginer studied in London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Haluk Bilginer studied in London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Bilginer is one of the best and bright actors in Turkey. He has a great and bright career. In addition to his acting experiences in England and Turkey, he also took some minor roles in some Hollywood movies. As to his foreign language skills, Haluk Bilginer has a great command on English. And moreover, he is a true living legend for Turkish cinema.

Haluk Bilginer took part in more than 40 projects both in cinema and TV series and he won Best Supporting Actor Golden Orange at International Antalya Film Festival. Afterwards, Bilginer won Jean Carment Award at Angers European First Film Festival, too in 1997.

A Statement From Bruce L. Paisner

Bruce L. Paisner is president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. So, he said “The diversity, geographic spread and quality of this year’s nominees is a testament to the increasing wealth of outstanding television being created on a global scale,” in a statement on Thursday.

Haluk Bilginer took part in more than 40 projects both in cinema and TV series
Haluk Bilginer took part in more than 40 projects both in cinema and TV series

Other nominations in International Emmy Awards

  • Haluk Bilginer in Persona
    Ay Yapim
    Turkey

 

  • Christopher Eccleston in Come Home
    Red Production Company / BBC
    United Kingdom

 

  • Raphael Logam in Impure
    Fox Networks Group Latam-Brazil / Barry Company
    Brazil

 

  • Jannis Niewöhner in Beat
    Amazon Studios / Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion / Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany / Pantaleon Films
    Germany

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