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Jakarta Post

Donny, Acha win Citra Awards

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Sun, December 9 2012   /  09:55 am

Actor Donny Damara was named best actor for his role in the film Lovely Man at the 2012 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) in Yogyakarta on Saturday, while the best actress award went to Acha Septriasa for her role in Test Pack You’re My Baby.

The award was not the first for Donny, who was also crowned best actor at the prestigious Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, for his role as a transvestite sex worker the film, directed by Teddy Soeriaatmadja.

Acha, popular for her many roles in teen flicks, thanked the festival. “This is my first Citra, thank you,” she said in her speech, referring to the festival’s coveted award.

The awards night went on modestly but was lively with strong Javanese culture nuance at the Benteng Vredeburg fortress in the Ground Zero area of downtown Yogyakarta. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu and Yogyakarta Governor S...