Heneral Luna star John Arcilla is the lone Filipino nominated in the 10th edition of the Asian Film Awards.
The Pinoy actor is cited for his portrayal of General Antonio Luna in the historical biopic directed by Jerrold Tarog.
The historical epic was also nominated for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
Heneral Luna is the only Filipino film in contention for any category in this year’s AFA. The nominations were announced during the AFA press conference held in Hong Kong on February 3.
The awarding ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 17 at the Venetian Theater in Macau.
John is competing against Hong Kong's Donnie Yen of Ip Man 3, Japan's Nagase Masatoshi of An, China's Feng Xiaogang of Mr. Six, and South Korea's Lee Byung-Hun of Inside Men.
During its record-breaking nine-week theatrical run of Heneral Luna, the movie earned P257 million in the box office.
It was also chosen as the Philippines' official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
According to the producers, the Heneral Luna DVD is currently selling more than 7,000 copies in less than a month since its release.
(Read: MOVIE REVIEW: John Arcilla-starrer Heneral Luna brings out the hero within)
Here are the nominees for the 10th Asian Film Awards:
Mountains May Depart (France, Japan, China)
The Assassin (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan)
Bajirao Mastani (India)
Three Stories of Love (Japan)
Mr. Six (China)
Veteran (South Korea)
Jia Zhang-Ke, Mountains May Depart
Hou Hsiao-Hsien, The Assassin
Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Our Little Sister
Guan Hu, Mr. Six
Ryoo Seung-wan, Veteran
Donnie Yen, Ip Man 3
Nagase Masatoshi, An
Feng Xiao-gang, Mr. Six
Lee Byung-Hun, Inside Men
John Arcilla, Heneral Luna
Zhao Tao, Mountains May Depart
Shu Qi, The Assassin
Ayase Haruka, Our Little Sister
Kim Hye-soo, Coin Locker Girl
Karena Lam, Zinnia Flower
Best Supporting Actor
Max Zhang, Ip Man 3
Michael Ning, Port of Call
Asano Tadanobu, Journey to the Shore
Oh Dal-soo, Assassination
Cheng Jen Shuo, Thanatos, Drunk
Best Supporting Actress
Zhuo Yun, The Assassin
Tsuchiya Anna, Gonin Saga
Cherry Ngan, Mojin - The Lost Legend
Ueno Juri, The Beauty Inside
Park So-dam, The Priests
John Arcilla nominated in 10th Asian Film Awards for Heneral Luna
by Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on February 4, 2016