Thalia Awards handed out in Prague

The Czech Actors' Association presented the prestigious annual Thalia Awards at Prague’s National Theatre on Saturday night. The awards are given in recognition of exceptional performances in the fields of drama, opera and ballet as well as for lifetime achievement.

Veronika Korytářová and Saša Rašilov picked up the main prizes in the drama category, the former for her portrayal of the legendary Czech comedian Vlasta Burian, the latter for his performance in the play My Realm Is from This World.

Lifetime achievement award was handed to actor Bolek Polívka, who is known as an entertainer to the broad public but also excelled in serious roles, receiving the Czech Lion for the role of a parish priest in the film Forgotten Light and for his role in the film We Must Help Each Other.

Author: Ruth Fraňková