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The 3rd Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards will take place n November 26 in Australia's Gold Coast. The event announced earlier that 37 films were nominated in nine award categories. They represented 16 nations and regions that included the Mainland, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Russia, Thailand and Turkey. Japan received the most nomination with seven, China followed with six.
Iran ensemble drama ABOUT ELLY received the most nomination, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress; Lu Chuan's epic war film CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH received Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Picture nominations. FOREVER ENTHRALLED was also nominated for Best Picture.
Actor wise, Zhou Xun received a nomination with THE EQUATION OF LOVE AND DEATH. IF YOU ARE THE ONE's Ge you and THE DEPARTURE's Masahiro Motoki were among the Best Actor nominees. The Huang Jianxi led international jury will determine the winner. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be unveiled on November 26 on the Gold Coast.