Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2018

Nomination Detail

Akylbek Abdykalykov was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1948. In 1972 he graduated from GITIS (State Institute of Theatrical Art, Moscow). Predominantly working on stage, Abdykalykov is responsible for many famous performances in various Kyrgyz productions. His role in Night Accident as a man who builds an unconventional friendship following a road accident is one of only a small handful of cinematic portrayals he has given and his first in a quarter of a century since Where’s Your Home, Snail? (1992). For his performance in Night Accident, Abdykalykov won Best Actor at the Qingdao Film Festival. He is currently the Chairman of the Committee on State Awards in the fields of culture, art and architecture in Kyrgyzstan.


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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