The 2nd Annual
World Armenian Entertainment Awards
On May 9th the LA Fashion Judge was invited once again to attend one of the best events of the year, “The 2nd Annual World Armenian Entertainment Awards”. This spectacular star-studded gala is one of the best and well put together yearly events in Southern California. Presented and conceptualized by Garbis Titizian and Vahram Tankazian of Global Arts International and U.S. Armenia TV on Saturday at the The Show, Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Palms Springs, C.A..
The red carpet kicked off at 3:00 PM, followed by the ceremony at 6:00 PM. Hundreds of fans and attendees gathered around the red carpet to get the best view of the arrival of the stars and celebrities, hoping for a head turn or a wave. Everyone who is anyone made an appearance on the red carpet. The evening was inevitably filled with haute couture and glitzy gowns. The fellow juries here at the LA Fashion Judge have rounded up the “Best Dressed – Red Carpet” list from “The 2nd Annual World Armenian Entertainment Awards” which some deserved an award as well. Overall, sheer and lace ruled the red carpet this year. See below who made it to our list! However, who do YOU think was the best dressed? Check out all the glam looks and post your comments in the end of the article. You can vote as well!
Angela Sarafyan, the leading actress in “1915” movie, looked radiant in a long and flowy floral-print maxi dress. The sleeveless haltered dress had a side slit which made her look not only feminine and girly but stunning as well. Her wavy hair was parted in the middle and sides pulled back for a bohemian look. Angela’s minimal make up was all about natural and simple glam.
Marina BerBeryan, the LA Fashion Judge, wowed her fans and audience in a jaw-dropping sheer golden Amato Haute Couture gown as she graced the red carpet at the 2nd Annual World Armenian Entertainment Awards. The dress tightly hugged the multiple-award winning Hollywood’s celebrity fashion stylist and a mother of three in the waist and bared the sides of her body outlining her slim hour-glass figure. The sleeveless shoulders featured her firm arms while the high crystal- studded collar elongated the neck for a glamorous and demure look. Marina had her hair in a sophisticated messy-bun which allowed her to show her facial features and her super glam golden complexion.
The two beautiful sisters, Maya and Sofia Pogosyan, looked dazzling on the red carpet. Maya, editor of El Magazine, sparkled in a black full-length gown looking classy and glamorous while Sofia, host from Shant TV, looked flawless in a silver metallic dress. The blonde bombshells looked hot and ultra glam. Usually black and silver gowns are never a fail on the red carpet.
Emmy Bejanyan, Armenian pop icon, was seen in a black double-layered strapless Alexander McQueen dress as the tulle draped her petite body. The Eurovision Song Contest participant accessorized her look with a golden envelope purse matching her gold bracelet. Emmy glamed up her make up with red lips.
Christine Pepelyan, pop singer and TV Host, appeared on the red carpet in a gold long sleeve dress flaunting her sexy curves. The green-eyed beauty opted for a high pony tail and a Barbie pink lip color. To complete her look, Christine carried a gold/silver clutch with long gold earrings.
Arshaluis Darbinian, TV host, from what it looked like wore a sexy risqué ensemble, a black lace top revealing her underneath black bra paired with a black long skirt. “It’s an French designer” she mentioned later on the stage. Arshaluis, rocked her black hair in pixie haircut with her bangs swept across her forehead. As for make up, to match her ensembles’s color coordination which was black, she opted for an ultra smokey eyes. However, for a pop of color she did have red lips.
Payla Kevorian, an upcoming artist and a singer of “Ten Million Cries”, looked stunning in a nude whispery lace gown with sequence-studded belt around her waist concluding her look with red lips.
Luiza Nersisyan showed up in a aqua-green stylish cape-esque lace gown bringing 70’s back. The dress itself was an A-line shape with long and wide sleeves giving an illusion of a cape. Luiza’s hair was styled in a glam half-updo, 1970’s bouffant, raised high on the head and hanging down on the side.
Eileen Khatchadourian, singer and songwriter, definitely has a unique style which was more on a creative side. The “Best Rock Album” award winner wore a dark navy hight-low sequined skirt and a white collar shirt designed by Krikor Jabotian. To top off this ensemble Eileen added a risqué extravagant head piece which was a bouquet of beautiful blue butterflies on one side of her hair. A similar piece was seen on a Sue Wong runway during LA Fashion Week.
Sona Gevorkian, Gevorkian Dance Academy looked classy in a black long-sleeve gown with a plunging neckline. The jewelry was minimal, only small stud earrings were added to her red carpet look. Sona wore a dark smokey eye make up with nude lips. As for hair, it was pulled back in a bun.
Karine Andreasyan, representing Etihad Airways, wore a black knee-high flare skirt with a long sleeve shirt. She matched her red nail polish with her red lips. For a pop of color she carried a red and white clutch.
Move aside ladies! The gentlemen came to slay the red carpet as well at the World Armenian Entertainment Awards 2015.
The evening was not just glamorous and exhilarating but emotional as well. Unlike last year, this year the award show was dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, commemorating the lost lives of 1.5 million Armenians during the Genocide. Additional celebrities who have helped shine global spotlight on Armenia and Armenian Genocide include Kim and Khloe Kardashian who have raised awareness world wide by their trip to Yerevan, Armenian. Superstar Kanye West performed a free concert at the famous Swan Lake in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. Serj Tankian and his band, System of a Down, visited Armenia and held a massive 37-song set two hour concert. Even, Pope Francis recognized the Armenian genocide and called the killings “the first genocide of the 20th century.”
The Awards ceremony commenced with the applause of nearly 3,000 admirers who have awaited an entire year to see what the show had in store for them. The show was epic and unforgettable. Indeed it was the biggest and most significant award show of the year in the Armenian Community. The ceremony and the red carpet was broadcasted nationally and internationally including Europe, Russia, Armenian and South America. Additionally, online as well by US Armenia TV with over five million viewers via terrestrial, cable, satellite and other online platforms.
The nominees of The World Armenian Entertainment Award 2015 were announced from different categories including cinema, television, music, non-traditional media. The Armenian talents from around the world including actors, living legends, music icons and upcoming talents were honored and recognized with the golden statuettes. Please see the winners below…
Best male singer of the year – Martin Mkrtchyan
Best female singer of the year – Christie Pepelyan
Best male singer of diaspora – Garnik Sargsyan
Best female singer of the year – Eileen Kachadourian
Best song of the year – Armo “Ush e hima”
Best music video of the year – Sofi Mkheyan “Erazum” dir Lilit Movsisyan
People’s choice – Silva Hakobyan
Upcoming artist of the year – Payla Gevorgyan
Special awards to – Hrant Tokhatyan, Michael Poghosyan, Vahik Pirhamzei, and Alina Khachateyan
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Arka Photography was the official photography service covering The 2nd Annual World Armenian Entertainment Awards. Some of the sponsors for this event include Etihad Airways, Ararat Brandy, Levon Travel, Eureka Sausage, Phoenicia Restaurant, and Nelly’s Bell Bond. Visit globalartsint.com for additional information.
Click play below to watch LA Fashion Judge, Marina BerBeryan, and super star Erik Karapetyan presenting the “Best Song of The Year Award”.
Please see below the photo gallery. Photo Credit // Sahag and Shane Melelian / Arka Photography