The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are an annual award ceremony celebrating the best in films from the Asia Pacific Region. They are now in their 11th year and India has a great history of representation at the awards, including last year’s for Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sunny Pawar. In light of their ceremony this year, APSA has announced nominations for 2017.
Two Indian films have made it to the nominations. The first is Newton, a political satire nominated for two awards, Best Screenplay and Best Performance by an Actor (for its protagonist Rajkummar Rao). The second is the provocative punk road movie Sexy Durga, nominated for Achievement in Directing.
The winners of ASPA will be announced in Brisbane, Australia, on November 23. The ceremony will be webcast and is the highest cinematic honour in the region.