Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee received rave reviews for his role in ‘Aligarh’. Now, the actor has won the award for Best Performance for the same at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Actor Nawazuddin was also given the Special Mention in the same category.
The award ceremony took place in Brisbane and was hosted by Australian actor David Wenham and presenter Anjali Rao.
Manoj essayed the role of Professor Siras in ‘Aligarh’. The story of the flick was based on the 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."
Nawazuddin received a Special Mention in the Best Performance category for his role in Anurag Kashyap's "Raman Raghav 2.0".
The 2016 edition of the awards marked the 10th year of APSA recognising and promoting cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world's fastest growing film region -- comprising of 70 countries.
(With IANS Inputs)