The first Indonesian actor to win the category.Tunggul Kumoro 07 August 2017 09:00
Actor Reza Rahadian now can thank himself after his compelling performance in "Rudy Habibie" earned him the Best Actor award in the 57th Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF).
"For the film 'Rudy Habibie' I was awarded with Best Actor," said Reza at the Sinematek Indonesia office, Thursday.
Reza who was unable to attend the ceremony due to his shooting schedule, admitted that he could not believe the news when he first heard it.
"I'm really glad. I'm really grateful because this is my first award in Asia Pacific. I can only be thankful," said Reza.
Reza Rahadian in 'Rudi Habibie' (Photo: @RudyHabibie_)
Reza however, was not alone as another Indonesian talent as composer Tya Subiakto won the Best Music Stylist for her masterpiece in the same film.
The Asia Pacific Film Festival itself is a film festival held annually since 1954 in an Asian country designated by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific.
In case you wonder, here is the full list of winner in 57th Asia Pacific Film Festival held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 28 to 30, 2017:
• Best Actor: Reza Rahadian (Rudy Habibie – Indonesia)
• Best Actress: Yulia Peresild (Sevastopol – Russia)
• Best Art Director: Anelia (Life Class – Australia)
• Best Cinematography: Tale of Love (Iran)
• Best Director: Syamsul Yusof (Munafik – Malaysia)
• Best Editing: Ola Bola (Malaysia)
• Best Film: Unnamed (Bangladesh)
• Best Music: Tya Subiakto (Rudy Habibie – Indonesia)
• Best Screenplay: Last Reel (Cambodia)
• Best Short Film: Lay My Bed in the Room (Iran)
• Best Sound Recording: Anyway the Wind Blows (Japan)
• Best Supporting Actor: Dustin Nguyen (Jackpot – Vietnam)
• Best Supporting Actress: Angel Locsin (Everything About Her – Filipina)
• Extraordinary Contribution in Film Acting: Norodom Sihamoni (Cambodia)
• Extraordinary Contribution in Film Directing: Norodom Sihanouk (Cambodia)
• Legendary Achievement Award: Dy Saveth (Cambodia)
Special and Jury Awards:
• Best Ensemble Story: Jackpot (Vietnam)
• Best Portrayal of Arts: The Legend of a Painting (Macau)
• Family Ties Supreme Against: Corruption-Moor (Pakistan)
• Inspiring Story: Filial/Flats (China)
• Fresh & Unique: Anyway the Wind Blows (Japan)