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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations


The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is a collaboration with CNN International, UNESCO and FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations and is an international cultural initiative to acclaim films that best reflect their cultural origins and demonstrate cinematic excellence. APSA takes as its definition of Asia the UNESCO ruling that stretches from New Zealand to Turkey and includes the Middle East. The nominees were determined from more than 180 films from 43 countries and areas entered in these, the second APSAs.

The Awards Ceremony will be on November 11 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Today the APSA announced the nominations and here are the nominees for some categories.

Best Feauture Film
Hong Se Kang Bai Yin
(The Red Awn), Cai Shangjun, China
Mak Jeuk (Sparrow), Johnnie To, Hong Kong
Om Shanti Om, Farah Khan, India
Tulpan, Sergei Dvortsevoy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Poland and Germany
Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys), Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey, France and Italy

Achievement in Directing
Kim Jee-woon for Joheunnon nabbeunnom isanghannom (The Good, The Bad, The Weird), Korea
Johnnie To for Men Jeuk (Sparrow), Hong Kong
Kiyoshi Kurosawa for Tokyo Sonata, Japan, Netherlands and Hong Kong
Sergei Dvortsevoy for Tulpan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Poland and Germany
Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys), Turkey, France and Italy

Achievement in Cinematography
Lee Mogae for Joheunnon nabbeunnom isanghannom (The Good, The Bad, The Weird), Korea
Kiiran Deohans for Jodhaa Akbar, India
Cheng Siu-keung for Men Jeuk (Sparrow), Hong Kong
Oleg Kirichenko for Rusalka (Mermaid), Russia
Gökhan Tiryaki for Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys), Turkey, France and Italy

Best Performance by an Actress
Omarbekova Nesipkul for Baksy (Native Dancer), Kazakhstan, Russia, France and Germany)
Hiam Abbass for Etz Limon (Lemon Tree), Israel, France and Germany
Akie Namiki for Jitsuroku Rengo Sekigun: Asama Sanso Eno Michi (United Red Army), Japan
Miao Pu for Ying Tao (Cherries), China
Daria Moroz for Zhivi I pomni (Live and Remember), Russia

Best Performance by an Actor
Reza Naji for Avaze Gonjeshk-ha (The Song of Sparrows), Iran
Kim Yoon-suk for Chugyeogja (The Chaser), Korea
Simon Yam for Men Jeuk (Sparrow), Hong Kong
Rajat Kapoor for The Prisoner, India
Alireza Aghakhani for Tanha do bar zendegui mikonim (Before the Burial), Iran

To check other categories and to read the official press release go here.

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