The red carpet rolled out Thursday evening at the “Casino du Liban” in Jounieh، Lebanon، 22 km north of Beirut، for the 17th year in a row، for the largest Arab and Middle East award “Murex D'or” annual ceremony، according to Murex D'or official website.
The annual ceremony was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism، represented by Minister Avedis Guidanian and the Ministry of Culture، represented by Mr. Issa Zeidan and the Ministry of Information represented by Minister Melhem Riachi، amid the attendee of a large number of political، diplomatic، stars، media personnel، and public figures.
The ceremony award was presented by TV host Actress، and Fashion ambassador، Carla Haddad، and by TV host، and Media Advisor، Wissam Breidy.
Lebanese singer، Nancy Ajram received the Murex D'or Award for female Arab singing star for the year of 2017، in addition to her album "Hassa Beek" received the best album for the year of2017.
Syrian singer، Nassif Zeytoun received the Murex D'or Award for female Arab singing star for the year of2017، in addition to receiving the best theme song for TV series “Al Hayba”.
Lebanese composer، Ziad Borji received the Murex D'or Award as the Excellence and comprehensive artist of the year.
Syrian singer، Nassif Zeytoun received the Murex D'or Award for male Arab singing star for the year 2017 and best theme song for TV series “Al Hayba”.
Tunisian actor، Dhaffer L'Abidine received the Murex D'or Award as the best Arabic actress in the Egyptian drama.
The Murex D'or Award for best Lebanese song went to “El Jereh Elli Baadou” by Lebanese singer، Melhem Zein، and by the lyrics of Mounir Bou Assaf.
Syrian actress، Suzan Najm Aldeen received the Murex D'or Award as the best Arab actress in Arab drama for her role in TV series “Shwaq”.
Lebanese actor، Abdo Chahine received the Murex D'or Award as the best Lebanese supporting actor، for TV series “Al Hayba”.
Turkish actress، Songül Öden received the honoring Murex D'or Award.
Lebanese-Tunisian actress، Nadine Nassib Njeim received the Murex D'or Award as the best Lebanese leading actress، for TV series “Al Hayba”.
Murex D'or honorary award went to international French singer Jean-Sébastien Abaldonato better known as Sébastien El Chato.
Murex D'or honorary tribute went to Syrian film actress، Muna Wassef for her career and distinguishment.
Tunisian actress، Hend Sabry received the Murex D'or Award as the best Arabic actress in the Egyptian drama.
The leading stars of Ramadan 2017 hit TV series” Halawet Al Donia” prominent actors Hend Sabry، and Dhaffer L'Abidine، who took a selfie during the ceremony.
The ceremony witnessed the performance of Egyptian legend Yousra and Abu absolutely killing it with song “3 Daqat”.
On the other hand, allthe attendee appeared elegant, which included Tunisian actress, Hend Sabry, Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, Television presenter Poussy Chalabi, Lebanese-Tunisian actress Nadin Nassib Njeim, and Algerian actress Amal Bouchoucha.
Noteworthy، the Murex D'or a yearly award ceremony which started back in 2000 with a history of 17 editions، according to Murex D'or official website.
The 18th edition is being prepared for now and is scheduled to take place in April 2018. The Murex D’Or is a Lebanese award created by Lebanese physicians، Dr. Zahi Helou and Dr. Fadi Helou.
The First edition of the year 2000 was focused on Lebanese Artists، however from the 2nd edition onward the event went more Pan Arab and regional. The Golden Murex Trophy has given tribute to many personalities to recognize their achievements and to avow best performances ever.
The name of the award is a tribute to Phoenician Murex which was used to dye cloth in imperial Tyrian purple. The Murex is a Phoenician symbol which represents a shellfish، whose secretions were used to dye cloth with the deep rose color known as the Ourjouan. Phoenicians used Murex color to dye silk، wool and other fabrics and exported them to the world. Consequently the Murex played a major role in their trade، success and distinction.