Manoj Bajpai nominated for Best Actor and Vidya Balan for Best Actress in Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) to be held in Brisbane in November


Brisbane, Australia: Nominees in the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) were announced today with 34 films from 18 Asia Pacific countries and areas nominated in the region’s highest accolade in film.

Manoj Bajpai was nominated for Best Actor award in the movie Gngs of Wasseypur with Vidya Balan being nominated for Best Actress Award for her role in Dirty Picture.

A total of 264 films were entered in this year’s competition. Asia Pacific countries and areas represented by the nominated films are Australia, Hong Kong (PRC), India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Taiwan and Turkey. Seven of the 2012 nominees are already members of the rapidly expanding APSA Academy.

A six-member International Jury headed by acclaimed Australian producer Jan Chapman will determine the winner of Best Feature Film as well as winners of the five major craft awards, the Screen International Jury Grand Prize and the UNESCO Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film. APSA Academy members will determine the winners in the Best Children’s, Documentary and Animated Feature Film categories.

All winners in the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony on Friday November 23 in Brisbane, Australia. Watch the ceremony webcast live – www.asiapacificscreenawards.com/webcast

The awards recognise films from 70 countries and areas in Asia Pacific, an area that encompasses one-third of the earth, is home to 4.5 billion people and produces half the world’s film.

Films are judged on cinematic excellence and the way in which they attest to their cultural origins.

Indian and Pakistani nominations in APSA this year are:

BEST CHILDREN’S FEATURE FILM

Gattu India Produced by Dr. Shravan Kumar (Children’s Film Society of India)

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

Anurag Kashyap for Gangs of Wasseypur

India

BEST SCREENPLAY

Shoaib Mansoor for Bol

Pakistan

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Manoj Bajpayee for Gangs of Wasseypur

India

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Humaima Malick for Bol

Pakistan

Vidya Balan for The Dirty Picture

India

 

Short URL: https://indiandownunder.com.au/?p=1895

Posted by on Oct 12 2012. Filed under Bollywood, Community. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google