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Celebrities gather at Saudi Arabia’s Joy Awards for a night to remember

Amitabh Bachchan

Riyadh: Arab and international artists, directors, athletes, and social media influencers gathered Saturday evening in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh for the Joy Awards, one of the region’s biggest award ceremonies honouring celebrities for their achievements.

Bringing together popular faces from across the entertainment industry, Joy Awards was held at the Bakr al-Sheddi Theater in Boulevard Riyadh City. It was also an occasion for celebrities to bring their fashion A-game to the lavender carpet.

Indian Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Media personality Georgina Rodriguez, US-Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry, Egyptian actress Yusra, US actor Mel Gibson, Hollywood director Michael Bay, and Moroccan football player Achraf Hakimi, were among the stars that gathered in Riyadh for a night to remember. Celebrities were competing for several categories including Best Film, Best Female Actress and Best Male Actor in a TV series and Film, Best Female Athlete, and Best Male Athlete.

Indian Actor Amitabh Bachchan received the Life Achievement Award and American director Michael Bay received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Saudi singer Abdul Majeed Abdullah won the Favorite Artist Award. And Colombian actress Sofia Vergara was honoured as Personality of the Year. Moroccan football player Achraf Hakimi received the award for Best Male Athlete.

The Joy Awards was hosted by Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority and is part of Vision 2030’s Quality of Life Program that aims at positioning the Kingdom as a tourist destination as well as diversifying cultural, social, and entertainment activities.

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TAGS:Amitabh BachchanJoy AwardsGeorgina RodriguezSofia VergaraNancy AjramHend SabryYusraMel GibsonMichael BayAchraf Hakimi
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