Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2017

Nomination Detail

Prolific Filipino director Jun Robles Lana’s Die Beautiful is the story of Trisha, a transgender woman who dies suddenly while on stage being crowned in a beauty pageant. Her last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each of the seven nights of her wake, but her conservative father wants to bury her as a man. Trisha’s friends are left with no choice but to steal her body and hold the wake in secret. As Trisha is transformed into her beloved idols, her friends also look back at the colorful and extraordinary roles that she has led as a son, sister, mother, friend, over, wife and, ultimately, a queen.


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.

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