Published On: Tue, Nov 29th, 2016

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA): Manoj Bajpayee wins best actor  Award

manoj-bajpaiCurrent Affairs: Indian actor Manoj Bajpayee has won the best performance award by an actor at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards beating Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was awarded a special mention in the same category.
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  • Bajpayee won the award for his performance as Professor Siras in “Aligarh” directed by Hansal Mehta. This was his second APSA nomination, following a nomination for Anurag Kashyap’s “Gangs of Wasseypur” in 2012.
  • In addition to the main awards, a jury grand prize special mention was given to eight-year-old Sunny Pawar from India for his portrayal of young Saroo Brierley in Garth Davis’ “Lion”.
  • Nawazuddin won the award for his role in Kashyap’s “Raman Raghav 2.0”.
The 2016 APSA International Jury comprised five eminent former APSA Jury Presidents hailing from three continents, headed by acclaimed Academy Award-winner Puttnam, joined by APSA co-founder and current Chairman of the Busan International Film Festival Kim Dong-Ho, multi-award winning producer from Hong Kong Nansun Shi, Academy Award-winning Australian producer Jan Chapman, and celebrated Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal.

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