TEHRAN –(Iranart)- Five TV personalities have been nominated for the best host award at the 17th Hafez Awards, which is annually organized to honor Iranian cinema and television artists.
Mehran Modiri and Rambod Javan are competing for the award for their talk shows “Dorehami” and “Khandevaneh” that are being broadcast from the Nasim Channel.
Other nominees are Ehsan Alikhani and Mohammad Saleh-Ala for the talk shows “Mahe Asal” and “Cheshme Shab Roshan”.
Adel Ferdowsipur, the host of “90”, Iran’s most popular TV program on soccer, has also been shortlisted for the award.
The awards ceremony will be held in August without its founder Ali Moallem who died of a heart attack in March.
His Persian cinematic monthly Donya-ye Tasvir (Picture World) is the organizer of the Hafez Awards that is Iran’s first and only private awards in the film industry and TV productions.