Filipino actor Arjo Atayde won Best Actor in a Leading Role award at the 3rd Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020 for his role in the iWant and Dreamscape series Bagman. He played barber Benjo Malaya in director Shugo Praico’s dark socio-political series.
Arjo bested among 9 other nominees from China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, and Thailand.
iWantTFC shared Arjo’s win on Instagram, where the “speechless” 30-year-old actor thanked everyone who helped give him this opportunity – ABS-CBN, his director, writer, parents, family, co-actors and to the awards body, for “pushing through” despite the pandemic.
“It’s a dream come true. It’s amazing, and I am happy to be showing Filipino talent out there,” Arjo said.
The Asian Academy Creative Awards, which was held on Friday, December 4, in Singapore, celebrated its 3rd year of delivering Asia-Pacific’s “most prestigious awards for creative excellence.” – Rappler.com