Art Acuna nominated in the International Emmys
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino theater actor Arthur "Art" Acuna is a nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in the International Emmy Awards under the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Acuna's manager, Ricky Gallardo, posted the good news on October 8 on his Facebook page.
Acuna was chosen for his performance in the television series "The Kitchen Musical" as restaurant manager Harry Shaw. Filipino artists Christian Bautista and Karylle Tatlonghari are also part of the cast.
He is competing against actors from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Norway and China.
Acuna was most recently seen in a cameo role in "The Bourne Legacy" as the man who was driving the Honda Civic that the Thai actor bumped into in the Manila chase scene that the film's director, Tony Gilroy, dubbed "one of the best chase scenes in Hollywood."
He was also part of the Cinemalaya film "Posas" (Shackles) wherein he won the award for Best Supporting Actor. He also played the role of Alan Raleigh in Atlantis Productions' "God of Carnage" opposite Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Lea Salonga and Adrian Pang.
Acuna will relinquish the role in Singapore when the play runs there from November 6 to 25 featuring the same cast.
A trained theater and vocal performer, Acuna received the Obie Award and Special Citation in New York in 2007 for playing the role of Nick in "The Romance of Magno Rubio" with the Ma-Yi Theatre. The play by Lonnie Carter is based on an 8-page short story by Carlos Bulosan about a lovesick Filipino farm worker.
Other than "The Kitchen Musical," Acuna has also appeared in "As the World Turns" (CBS), "Law & Order" (Universal Television), "Third Watch" (NBC) and "Law & Order Criminal Intent" (NBC). He is seen in the currently-running television drama "Princess & I" at ABS-CBN Channel 2.
Winners of the International Emmy Awards will receive their Emmys at the Awards Gala on November 19 in New York. - Rappler.com