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Sunday, June 30, 2013



This is the 3rd edition of what has been tagged the African Oscars- NAFCA which is the acronym for Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards 2013 is set to be the most keenly contested edition of the awards till date. Set for September in Washington DC in the United States of America. The organisers are promising it would be the biggest they have done so far as they are expecting over 200 stars, celebrities etc to grace the event. Below are the nominees and their different categories contesting for the 'African Oscars' this year-2013.  Check them out. 

Upcoming actress- Beverly Naya is set for major contest with some of her more well established colleagues in some categories. It's Genevieve Nnaji vs. Beverly Naya in the 'Best actress in leading role category, where both would contest with Jackie Appiah, Iretiola Doyle & Mbufung Seikeh. While in the ' Best actress in supporting role, it's Beverly Naya vs. Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, Patience Ozokwor & Kalsume Sinare. The young actress who only relocated back to Nigeria about 2 years ago got 2 nominations, just like Monalisa Chinda & Jackie Appiah. While a film she acted in Alan Poza got 6 nominations. 



Best Film
1.    Alan Poza
2.    Ninah’s Dowry
3.    Weekend Getaway
4.    One Night in Vegas
5.    Le Silence Pure
Best Indigenous Film
1.    The Blessed Curse
2.    The Hands of Fate
3.    Le Silence Pure
4.    Deceit of the gods
Best Drama
1.    Alan Poza
2.    The Hunters
3.    Le Silence Pure
4.    Weekend Getaway
5.    Ninah’s Dowry
Best Comedy
1.    Alan Poza
2.    Mrs. Somebody
3.    American Mama
4.    Wife for Ozobia
5.    Unguarded
Best Docu-Drama
1.    A Wish-Brest Cancer
2.    The Hand of Fate- HIV
3.    Boys Cry-Bullying
4.    Ninah’s Dowry-Dowry
5.    Le Silence Pure
BestTV/Online Series
1.    Wife for Ozobio
2.    African Connection
3.    Adams Apples
Best Short Film / Trailer
1.    Fetus
2.    Unspoken
3.    Hungry For You Honey
4.    Five
Best Cinematography
1.    A Wish
2.    Alan Poza
3.    Ninah’s Dowry
4.    Weekend Getaway
5.    One Night in Vegas
Best Screenplay
1.    Letters to My Mother
2.    Boys Cry
3.    Alan Poza
4.    Ninah’s Dowry
5.    One Night in Vegas
Best Editing
1.    Weekend Getaway
2.    Alan Poza
3.    Ninah’s Dowry
4.    One Night in Vegas
5.    Boys Cry
Best Sound
1.    Page 36
2.    Ninah’s Dowry
3.    Turning Point
4.    One Night in Vegas
5.    Boys Cry
Best Original Score
1.    America The True Dream-The Fetus
2.    Crazy World-Somewhere in Baltimore
3.    Zahara Loliwe-Pink Poison
4.    False Engagement-False Engagement
5.    Pariwo-Mind of the Enemy
Best Visual Effects
1.    The Blessed Curse
2.    One Night in Vegas
3.    The Hunters
4.    Temperamental
5.    The Fetus
Best Costume
1.    The Price
2.    Unguarded
3.    Page 36
4.    African Connection
5.    Le Silence Pure
Best Makeup
1.    The Blessed Curse
2.    The Fetus
3.    Temperamental
4.    Ninah’s Dowry
5.    The Price
Best Actor in leading Role
1.    Majid Michel – The Price
2.    Ramsey Nouah-Weekend Getaway
3.    Adjetey Anang – The Hunters
4.    Jim Iyke-Blood or Wine
5.    Anurin Nwunembom-Ninah’s Diary
Best Actress in leading role
1.    Beverly Naya-Alan Poza
2.    Jackie Appiah-The Hunters
3.     Iretiola Doyle– Torn
4.     Mbufung Seikeh-Ninah’s Diary
5.     Genevieve Nnaji-Weekend Getaway
Best Actor in Supporting
1.    Adjetey Annang-Letters to My Mother
2.    Eddie Watson-Letters to My Mother
3.    John Ijie-The Hands of Fate
4.    Kofi Adjorlolo-The Price
5.    Uti Nwachkwu-Weekend Getaway
Best Actress in supporting role
1.    Kalsume Sinare-The Price
2.    Patience Ozokwor – American Mama
3.    Ini Edo-Weekend Getaway
4.    Beverly Naya-Weekend Getaway
5.    Monalisa Chinda-Weekend Getaway
Best Child Actor in a Film
1.     Oley Saidykhan -The Hands of Fate
2.    Elijah Kondeh-Boys Cry
3.    Boakai Kimbo-Boys Cry
4.    Ceareh Hamilton–Boys Cry
5.    Marisha Nayee-Angel & the Mailman
Best Director in a Film
1.    Charles Novia-Alan Poza
2.    Pascal Amanfo- Letters to My Mother
3.    Tom Robson-Mrs. Somebody
4.    Desmond Elliot –Weekend Getaway
5.    Victor Viyuoh-Ninah’s Dowry
Best film in Diaspora
1.    Le Silence Pure
2.    Page 36
3.    One Night in Vegas
4.    Boys Cry
5.    Unguarded
Best Drama Diaspora Film
1.    Turning Point
2.    Page 36
3.    Boys Cry
4.    Unguarded
5.    One Night in Vegas
Best Screenplay Diaspora Film
1.    Turning Point
2.    Page 36
3.    One Night in Vegas
4.    Boys Cry
5.    Unguarded
Best Cinematography Diaspora Film
1.    Turning Point
2.    Page 36
3.    One Night in Vegas
4.    Black Money
5.    Le Silence Pure
Best Actor in leading role Diaspora Film
1.     Igoni Archibong-Turning Point
2.    Pascal Atuma- Secret Past
3.    Egbi Perez-Page 36
4.    Montel Swaray-Temperamental
5.    John Dumelo – One Night in Vegas
Best Actress in leading role Diaspora
1.    Yvonne Nelson –One Night in Vegas
2.    Jackie Appiah-Turning Point
3.    Uche Jombo- Unguarded
4.    Marie Solo Peters– Le Silence Pure
5.    Fatima Koroma – Nurses from Hell
Best Actor in Supporting role Diaspora Film
1.    Ernie Hudson- Turning Point
2.    Jimmy Jean Louis-One Night in Vegas
3.    Ash Da Vito-African Connection
4.    Van Vicker - One Night in Vegas
5.      Michael Blackson- One Night in Vegas
Best Actress in supporting role Diaspora Film
1.    Merlisa Langellier -Page 36
2.    KD Hubert-Turning Point
3.    Sarodj Bertin–One Night in Vegas
4.    Gloria Washington- Nurses From Hell
5.    Chisom Oz Lee - Unguarded
Best Director in Diaspora Film
1.    Mitchel A Jones–Boys Cry
2.    John Uche-One Night In Vegas
3.    Robert Peters– Le Silence Pure
4.    Don Okolo-Page 36
5.    Bethels Aguomoh-Ungurded
Favorite Actor
·         Benedict Johnson
·         Joseph Benjamin
·         Majid Michel
·         Emmanuel Mensah
·         Chamberlyne Okoro
Favorite Actress
·         Ify Hollywood
·         Omotola Ekehinde
·         Fatima Jabbe
·         Monalisa Chinda
·         Queen Amina
Favorite Director
·         Kule Afolayan
·         Prinze Whyee
·         Ibrahim Ceesay
·         Pascal Amanfo
·         Kathryn Fasegha
Favorite Screenwriter
·         Emem Isong
·         Andrew Campbell
·         Pascal Amanfo
Favorite Male Artiste Diaspora
·         Koby Maxwell
·         Sky J
·         Dacapo
Favorite Female Artiste Diaspora
·         Katumbella
·         Twissa
·         Soleil Diva
·         Uba Unwudiwe
Favorite Artiste of the Year
·         Yemi Sax
·         2 Face Idibia
·         P Square
Favorite Song of the Year
·         2 Face Idibia
·         Flavour
·         2 Face Idibia
Favorite Video of the Year
·         Timaya
·         P Square
·         Flavour
The NAFCA Special Honors was established in 2011 by the Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards to grace the lives and achievements of African luminaries. These honorary awards are awarded to recognize contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to single contributions of an individual. The NAFCA Special Honors also recognize outstanding community leaders whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments. The NAFCA Special Honors were presented for the first time in 2011 to President Nelson Mandela.  Recipients of this award in subsequent years include President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia.
Presentations of The NAFCA Special Honors are made yearly during the second weekend in September at the Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards also known as the African Oscars. The award categories include: • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS • IMAGE AWARDS • PATRIOT AWARDS
Lifetime Achievement Awards
· HE Hon. President Jonathan E. Goodluck (Federal Republic of Nigeria)
· HE Hon. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Republic of Liberia)
 Image Awards
·HE Hon. First Lady Dr. Patience Goodluck (Federal Republic of Nigeria)
·Amobi Okoye – Humanitarian (USA)
·Curtis Jackson – Humanitarian (USA)
·Hon. Speaker Tambuwal-Humanitarian (Federal Republic of Nigeria)
Special NAFCA Patriot Awards
·Hon. Engr. Noah Dallaji - Humanitarian (Nigeria)
·Hon. Kabiru Nuhu Poloma – Humanitarian Nollywood Friendly (Nigeria)
·Hon. Prince Tom Ateke - Humanitarian/Nollywood Friendly (Nigeria)


Anonymous said...

Bev needs a stylist! The dress is funny..


Toyosi Martinz said...

Ini edo and omotola all d way!