Farhad Aslani is an acclaimed Iranian actor known for his distinct roles in film and television, playing characters as diverse as a vicious murderer or…
Special Mention, Best Performance by an Actor, 2016
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first break was in Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday (2007). He later played a journalist in Aamir Khan’s Peepli Live (2010), selected for Sundance and Berlinale, and was India’s official selection for the foreign language Academy Award®. A run of career-defining performances followed, including in Patang (2012), which premiered at Berlinale; Kahaani (2012) and Anurag Kashyap’s APSA Jury Grand Prize-winning Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), which was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and London film festivals. In 2012, Siddiqui was awarded a Special Jury Award at India’s National Film Awards for his performances across Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani, Dekh Indian Circus (2011) and Talaash (2012). Siddiqui’s next film, APSA Jury Grand Prize and Best Screenplay-winning The Lunchbox (2013) was a global success, premiering at Cannes followed by Sundance and Toronto. He recently appeared in Lion (2016).
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.