Nawazuddin Siddiqui won the Best Supporting Actor for Talaash at the 7th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong on Monday. The other nominees for this award were: HA Jung-woo for Nameless Gangster: Rule of the Time (South Korea), Kase Ryo for Like Someone in Love (Japan/France/Iran), Chapman TO for Diva (Mainland China/Hong Kong) and Rhydian Vaughan for GF*BF (Taiwan).
Pritam Chakraborty won the Best Composer for Barfi!.
Chinese psychological drama Mystery took home the awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay. The Best Director award went to Japan’s Takeshi Kitano for Outrage Beyond.
Best actress went to Nora Aunor for her performance in Brillante Mendoza’s Thy Womb, while best actor went to Eddie Garcia for Bwakaw.
India had been nominated for the Asian Film Awards in 7 categories: Gangs of Wasseypur for Best Film, Anurag Kashyap for Best Director, Wasiq Khan for Best Production Designer and Rajeev Ravi for Best Cinematographer; Anand Gandhi (Ship of Theseus) for Best Screenwriter; Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Best Supporting Actor and Pritam for Best Composer.