Multi-award winning actor Koji Yakusho dominated film awards ceremonies in Japan in 1996 as lead actor in the films Shall We Dance?, Sleeping Man, and…
Special Mention, Best Performance by an Actor, 2017
Actor Navid Mohammadzadeh is an acclaimed and prolific stage actor whose film credits include Rouhollah Hejazi’s Among the Clouds (2008) and Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker (2013), which won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. He appeared in Hooman Seyedi’s feature debut 13 (2014), winner of Busan International Film Festival’s New Currents Award. Selected for the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival and winner of three main awards at Shanghai International Film Festival’s Asian New Talents, writer/director Reza Dormishian’s I’m Not Angry! (2014) was Mohammadzadeh’s feature lead debut for which he received his first APSA nomination.
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.