Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2018
Nomination category

Nomination Detail

Payman Maadi was born in 1970, and is primarily known as an actor, especially for Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly (2009) and A Separation (2011), both of which won APSAs. A Separation won an Oscar® and Maadi won a Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has acted in American productions including the Emmy®-winning HBO series The Night Of, Michael Bay’s 13 Hours (2016) and Peter Sattler’s Camp X-Ray (2104) alongside Kristen Stewart. Bomb, A Love Story received script development funding through the 2011 MPA APSA Academy Film Fund and is Maadi’s second film as director following The Snow on the Pines (2012) and seventh as writer.

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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