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‘Omar’ tops APSA Nominations

Acclaim spread across record number of titles

Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s “Omar” topped the nominations list for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, with nods in three categories.

The tense drama received nominations for best actor (Adam Bakri), best cinematography (Ehab Assal) and best film. It had its premiere at the Cannes festival in may and plays this week at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles.

Other contenders for the best film accolade are Hirokazu Kore’ eda’s “Like Father, Like Son” (Japan); Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past” (Iran); Mostofa Farooki’s “Television” (Bangladesh); omnibus film “The Turning,” which boasts 17 directors (Australia); and “With You, Without You) (Sri Lanka).

With the nominations in 17 categories spread widely across 39 films hailing from 22 territories, few accumulated multiple nominations.

Managing two each were “Like Father” (best feature, best directing); “The Old Man” (Shal) from Kazakhstan, for best actor and best cinematography; “My Sweet Pepperland” (Iraq, Kurdistan, France, Germany) for best director and best actress; “Television” best feature and best screenplay: and, “The Past” for best feature and best screenplay.

Now in their 7th year, the awards are backed by Brisbane City Council and managed by Brisbane Marketing in association with UNESCO and the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF).

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thurs Dec. 12 in Brisbane, Australia.

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