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Saturday, July 7, 2012

2012 NAFCA Awards Nominees: The Full List


DR. VICTOR O. OLATOYE


GOVERNOR BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA-SAN
PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH
'Damage,' 'Unge’s War', 'Timeless Passion', Bianca & Treacherous Heart run away with this year's noms — don't miss the show Sunday, Sept 16, at 4 p.m. ET/PT at Carolina Theater, Durham North Carolina USA!


NOLLYWOOD & AFRICAN FILM CRITICS' AWARDS (NAFCA)
The ceremony has been a tradition within Nollywood USA for the past one year.
The Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards, also known as NAFCA, is an accolade bestowed by the Nollywood Film Critics USA the official movie review organization for Nollywood and African movies to recognize excellence of professionals in the African film industry, including directors, actors, writers and humanitarians. The annual formal ceremony started September 16, 2011 in the beautiful Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.
Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in North America for the African movie industry and the only awards to boast of African movie stars and filmmakers from around the world under one roof for the greatest African movie awards event in North America. Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards is from a professional organization to help improve the African film industry’s image and promote Nollywood and African movies worldwide and also help as an award of merit for distinctive achievement in the African movie industry.
Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards are considered the highest U.S. A. based awards honoring excellence in African filmmaking.


Dr. Victor O. Olatoye, the founder and the CEO of Nollywood & African film Critics’ Awards commenting on this year’s NAFCA Nominations, “We received over 200 films from African filmmakers worldwide and we are very proud of our filmmakers for the significant improvements we continue to see as we review the films. NAFCA 2012 is going to be our biggest award to date and we are partnering with the North Carolina Museum of Art here inthe United States and over 50 members of the press, (prints and online) to help spread the good news.

This year we have new and improved categories we feel are needed based on our research within the industry, such as Lifetime Achievement in Cinema and Theater. We also have some dignitaries who will be honored at NAFCA 2012 such as Governor of Lagos State Nigeria, Honorable Babatunde Raji Fashola and  Honorable Yahya AJJ Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia

Dr. Olatoye also added, “This year’s entries in 40 major categories are judged against a stringent set of registered movie star ratings standards”
I want to personally thank all the filmmakers for their trust and support. I also want to congratulate all the nominees for their hard work, it was not an easy process, but we appreciate the opportunity given to us

“Nollywood Film Critics USA changing the African film industry, One Movie Review At a Time”

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Best Film
1.  Damaged
2.  The Professor
3.  Anchor Baby
4.  Treacherous Heart
5.  Unge’s War

Best Comedy
1.  Madam Landlord
2.  Basketmouth
3.  Timeless Passion
4.  Eletan
5.  Joni Waka
 more after the break, please press on read more

Best Traditional Film
1.  Adesuwa
2.  Eletan
3.  Unge's War
4.  Joni Waka

Best Docu-Drama
1.   Damaged
2.   As I die Slowly
3.   Champions of Our Time
4.   Wamba
5.   Eyes on Hope

 Best Drama
1.  Damaged
2.  Adam's Apples
3.  Immoral Affair
4.  Unwanted Guest
5.  Treacherous Heart


Best Screenplay
1.  Adam’s Apples
2.  Damaged
3.  Single Six
4.  Timeless Passion
5.  Treacherous Heart

Best Visual Effects
1.  Adesuwa
2.  Timeless Passion
3.  Dangerous Men
4.  Unge’s War
5.  A Drop of Blood

Best Trailer/Short Film
1.  Kajola
2.  Gone
3.  The Black List
4.  Resentment
5.  Solitude

Best Original Score
1.  Lost in Abroad-Katumbela
2.  Immoral Affair-Joycelyn Ngimah
3.  Stolen
4.  Nigerian National Anthem-The Professor
5.  I love Africa-The Professor

HONORARY AWARDS


Special NAFCA Most Influential People
1.  Zeb Ejiro
2.  Patience Ozokwor

Special NAFCA Most Influential Organization
1.  Silver Bird
2.  ARIK Air

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

1.  Moses Adejumo Olaiya (Baba Sala)
2.  Zebrudaya Okoigwe Nwogbo (Chika Zerudaya Alias 4:30)

Special NAFCA Life Time achievement in Cinema
1.  Olu Jacobs
2.  Pete Edochie

Special NAFCA Life Time achievement
1.  President/Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh (The Gambia)
2.  Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)

ARIK/NAFCA PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

DIASPORA CATEGORIES

The Full List

Head over to www.africanoscar.com for ticket and awards information for the 2nd annual NAFCA  witness it LIVE! At Carolina Theater, Durham North Carolina USA Sunday, September, at 4 p.m. ET!

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