(NW) In Video Message, Actress Maria Bakalova Thanks for Honorary Askeer Award

April 9 (BTA) – In a video mesage, Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova thanked for being presented an honorary Askeer, the national theatre award, as a rising international star and ambassador of Bulgarian acting. The decision on the prize was made public on Thursday by the Bulgarian theatre awards foundation. At the young age of 24, Bakalova gained international recognition for her appearance in the 2020 “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” The film has earned her the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress and nominations for an Academy Award, the BAFTA Film Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is the first Bulgarian to be nominated for these honours. In the exclusive video uploaded on BTA’s website, Bakalova says that theatre will always remain her first big love. “I’m elated to be recognized by the Askeer Foundation,” the actress says, adding that she is deeply touched by the support. “Being a Bulgarian actress, it’s important for me that we support the idea of progress and world success for many more Bulgarian actors, theatre and cinema,” she says. The actress also thanks the people who supported her in her acting training and career. RI/ZH //