Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2021
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In 1999 Nishijima’s first lead role in License to Live brought him the Best Actor Award at Japan Professional Awards. Nishijima also starred in Dolls, directed by world-renowned Takeshi Kitano, which was selected in the competition at Venice International Film Festival in 2002. Cut, directed by Amir Naderi, led him back to Venice International Film Festival for the Orizzonti Opening Night in 2011. Nishijima won the Best Actor Award at Takasaki Film Festival for the film. He also starred in Voices in the Wind (directed by Nobuhiro Suwa, 2020) which won the Generation 14 plus International Jury Prize Special Mention in Berlin.


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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