Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Performance by an Actor award, narrowly beating Nawazuddin Siddiqui, at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) on Thursday. Nawazuddin was awarded a Special Mention in the same category.
The winners in the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards — the region’s highest accolade in film — were announced at a glittering ceremony in Brisbane, a release said.
The event was hosted by Australian actor David Wenham and presenter Anjali Rao.
Manoj won the Best Performance award for his role as Professor Siras in Aligarh — a powerful and personal drama based on true events.
APSA International Jury member Jan Chapman said: “It was superb, such a moving performance, I was really affected by the humanity and depth.”
Fellow Juror Shyam Benegal said: “He gave such an extraordinarily fine performance, extremely well delineated with lots of little detail that put into the performance, an extremely well crafted role.”