Egyptian actress Hanan Motawie has been nominated for the 2020 Sotigui Academy Awards, taking place in 14 November in Burkina Faso, for her role in 'Qabel Lel-Kasr' ("Fragile").
"I am thrilled over this. Hope it ends well and the film accomplishes success in its festival round and when screened in theatres," Motawie said on Saturday, thanking the director and producer Ahmed Rashwan and co-producer and actor Khaled Khattab.
Motawie is among 40 African actors competing for the continental awards, which will be voted on by fans one month before the winners are announced.
"Thanks to all artists in front of and behind the cameras, and to the all friends who supported us in making this film," said the Alexandrian-born filmmaker Rashwan, who is known for many important documentaries including 'Basra', 'Khan, The Mentor', 'Jazeerat Al-Akbat' and 'Born on 25 January'.
Born in 1979, Motawie, the daughter of famous actors Karam Motawie and Soheir El-Morshedy, studied acting and started her career almost two decades ago, starring in many films including Al-Ghaba, Ewaa Weshak, El-Qashash and Youm W-Leila. She gained greater famed with her TV roles, starring in dozens of shows alongside first-class directors and crews, from 'Hadith El-Sabah Wal-Masaa' in 2001 to 'Amal Hayaty' in 2020.
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