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Nominees For the 4th African Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards


By Stella WaAfrika




The nominee for the 4th African Nollywood &African Film Critics' Awards have been announced.
The award ceremony will be held on Saturday 13th September 2014 at The Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, USA. It will be hosted by Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus.


The NAFCA are also known as 'The African Oscars',which honour achievements in the film industry and are awarded to recognize outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments.

General Nominees

Best Film
Moi Zaphira

Last Flight to Abuja

Stripped

Half of a Yellow Sun

Being Mrs Elliot


Best Comedy
The Storm

Being Mrs Elliot

Go Fish

African Time

Koming from Afrika


Best Drama
Stripped

Last Flight to Abuja

Being Mrs Elliot

Moi Zaphira

Spirit of a Hero


Best Sound

Gem of the Rainforest

Last Flight to Abuja

Stripped

Half of a Yellow Sun

When One Door Closes


Best Screenplay
Being Mrs Elliot

Moi Zaphira

The Number One Fan

Last Flight to Abuja

Half of a Yellow Sun


Best Visual Effects
Spirit of a Hero

Zonda

Last Flight to Abuja

Half of a Yellow Sun

Obaapa Luiso


Best Cinematography
Last Flight to Abuja

When One Door Closes

Five

Adora

The Fall Guy


Best Editing
Half of a Yellow Sun

Stripped

Being Mrs Elliot

Moi Zaphira

Faces of Love


Best Original Score
Ekei

Faces of Love

Nikki

African Time

Obaapa Luiso


Best Actor in a Leading Role
Majid Michel – Being Mrs Elliot

Joseph Benjamin – Stripped

Artus Frank – Drive

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Half of a Yellow Sun


Best Actress in a Leading Role
Kafui Danku – Devil in a Dress

Mariama Ouedraogo – Moi Zaphira

Omoni Oboli – Being Mrs Elliot

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – Last Flight to Abuja

Chika Ike – Spirit of a Hero


Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ramsey Nouah – Stripped

Emmanuel Emoabino – Mafian Lady

Ayo Makun (AY) – Being Mrs Elliot

Shiekh Omar Sawaneh – Sarata

Abraham Nwodo – Spirit of a Hero


Best Director
Obi Emelonye – Last Flight to Abuja

Biyi Bandele – Half of a Yellow Sun

Omoni Oboli – Being Mrs Elliot

Appoline Traoré – Moi Zaphira

Afe Olumowe – Stripped


Best Makeup
Karina

Spirit of a Hero

Obaapa Luiso

Of Sentimental Value

Hotel Babylon


Best Costume
African Time

Being Mrs Elliot

Gem of the Rainforest

Spirit of a Hero

The Successor of Katunga


Best Indigenous Film
Spirit of a Hero

Moi Zaphira

Sarata

Ekei

Obaapa Luiso


Best Foreign Film
12 Years A Slave

Woman Thou Art Loosed

Silent No More

Anything is Possible

The DSK Story


Best Child Actor in a Film
Christina Okonkwo – Scarlet

Fatima Ptacek – Anything is Possible

Kevin Saintil – La Joie de Lire

Cheezy Mansour – Stripped

Ethan Bortnick – Anything is Possible


Best Actress Foreign Film
KD Aubert – Silent No More

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave

Nancy Torto Agyapong – The DSK Story

Sharon Leal – Woman Thou Art Loosed

Adepero Oduye – 12 Years A Slave


Best Short Film/Trailer
Songs from the Black Queen

Clutch

The Successor of Katunga

Five

When is it Enough?

La Joie de Lire


Best TV/Talk Show/Online Series
African Oral History Archive Interviews

Tino Show

Clinic Matters

Princess of Suburbia

Go Fish


Best Promising Actor in a Film
Kayode Akinbayo – Punch Rolla

Jennifer Oguzie – Last Flight to Abuja

Stephanie Maa – Ekei

Ashley D. Meritt – Punch Rolla

Bessey Ikem – The Storm


Diaspora Categories

Best Diaspora Film
Go Fish

Ortega and His Enemies

Gem of the Rainforest

Adora

Busted Life


Best Diaspora Drama
Faces of Love

Busted Life

Of Sentimental Value

Ortega and His Enemies

The Fall Guy


Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Diaspora Film
Darrel Quevas – Ortega and the Enemies

Best Davis – The Storm

Van Vicker – When One Door Close

Mohamed Bah – The Fall Guy

Raz Adoti – Faces of Love


Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Diaspora Film
Bridget John – Adora

Ghazal Al-Nahas – Go Fish

Adi Alfa – Ortega and His Enemies

Winstina Taylor – Scarlet

Syr Law – Red Rose


Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Diaspora Film
Dean Ekperigin – Ortega and His Enemies

Ike Eziefule – African Time

LaDarian Raymond – Adora

Chet Anekwe – When One Door Closes

Ken Ngamne Shally Monnette – The Storm


Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Diaspora Film
Merlisa Determined – Nikki

Soleil Diva – Ekei

Uma Jama – Go Fish

Nikita Turk – Mea Culpa

Sana Kanu – Scarlet


Best Director
Austeen Eboka – Adora

John Uche – Captive

Robert Peters – Faces of Love

Bayo Akinfemi – Busted Life

Don Okolo – Gem of the Raiforest


Best Director Foreign Film
Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave

Neema Barnette – Woman Thou Art Loosed

Damian Chapa – The DSK Story

Biyi Bandele – Half of a Yellow Sun

Demetrius Navarro – Silent No More


Best Actor Foreign Film
Gilbert Azafrani Beliti – The DSK Story

Ethan Bortnick – Anything is Possible

Blair Underwood – Woman Thou Art Loosed

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave

Malik Yoba – Of Sentimental Value



Peoples’ Choice Awards
Favorite Actor – Ken Smart

Favorite Actress – Falia Justima

Favorite Director – Obed Joe for The Storm

Favorite Screenwriter – Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock for Of Sentimental Value

Favorite Original Score – The Storm

Favorite Short Film/Trailer – J12


Artiste of the Year
Werrason

Flavour

Davido

Tiwa Savage

Top-One Frisson


Song of the Year
Ife Wa Gbona – Tiwa Savage

Never Give Up – Top-One Frisson

Techno Walewa – Werrason

Black is Beautiful – Flavour

Aye – Davido


Best Promising Actor
Clara Folashade Fernaldo


Best Docudrama

Silent No More – Abuse

Last Slave – Human Trafficking

Sarata – Cervical Cancer

Scarlet – Autism

Captive – Compulsive Disorder

Good luck to all the nominees :)

Photo Credit: NAFCA



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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 
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