Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2018
Nomination category
  • Islamic Republic of Iran

Nomination Detail

Payman Maadi was born in 1970, and is primarily known as an actor, especially for Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly (2009) and the Oscar®-winning A Separation (2011), for which he won a Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival. Both of these collaborations with Farhardi won APSAs. 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.

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