TEHRAN, Jan. 6 (Mehr News Agency) -- Actors and actresses were honored during the Second Iranian Screen Actors Celebration held here in Tehran on Saturday. Many Iranian figures from the world of cinema attended the ceremony which was held in the Arike-ye Iranian Hall.
Managing Director of Iran's House of Cinema Reza Mirkarimi paid tribute to all actors and participants, saying, "Actors are the gemstones of the art of drama and they are actually the mainstay of Iran's cinema."
Veteran actor Ebrahim Abadi also made a short speech and said, "Artists need to be supported. They need sympathy and job security. They don't need to be appreciated -- God has already praised the art of the artists. Let us love each other and remain friends."
Veteran actress Hamideh Kheirabadi expresses her thanks
to the audience during the Second Iranian Screen Actors Celebration
Special tribute was paid to veteran actors Parviz Parastuii, Dariush Arjmand, Amin Tarokh, Jamshid Hashempur, Faramarz Qaribian and Mehdi Hashemi during the ceremony.
Actresses Jaleh Olov and Hamideh Kheirabadi were also honored for their roles as mothers in Iranian films.
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