Arjo Atayde wins the Best Actor In A Leading Role international award at the recently concluded Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs) 2020.
A virtual red-carpet ceremony was held earlier today, December 4.
Arjo earned the award for his performance in iWantTFC’s original series, Bagman, which was shown in March 2019. A season two was aired in November 2019.
Bagman is the story of Benjo (Arjo), a barber who became the governor's “bagman” or agent in their town.
Based on AAAs’ Instagram story, Arjo’s winning margin against the other national awardees or nominees was 0.11 points.
Arjo is first Filipino winner to win an international award in the grand finals of AAAs in the three years that the Philippines had been included in the national winners.
The Kapamilya actor beat the following nominees: China's Luo Jin for Royal Nirvana, Hong Kong's Anthony Wong for The Republic, India's Manoj Bajpayee for The Family Man, Indonesia's Miller Khan for Assalamualaikum Calon Imam, Malaysia's Bront Palarae for The Bridge Season 2, Myanmar's Kha Ra for Spirit of Fight (Season 2), Singapore's Zhang Yao Dong for Daybreak, Taiwan's Ching-Ting Hsia for The Story of Three Springs, and Thailand's Prin Suparat for My Husband in Law.
ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS 2020
The Asian Academy Creative Awards first announced the national winners per country on October 16, 2020.
The national winners are deemed by the jury as the country's top choices in each category, and get automatically nominated in the grand finals.
For the national awards, ABS-CBN won in 13 categories, GMA-7 stood out in six categories, and CNN Philippines earned awards in two categories.
Click here for the list of AAAs 2020 Philippine national winners.