‘Husbands of Lagos’, ’76’ & ’93 Days’ Lead Nominees At The 7th African Oscars!

The Nollywood & African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA) has marked the 30th December, 2017, for it’s annual end of the year event. The awards, founded in 2011 and also known as the African Oscars, are designed to promote African cinema and culture globally.

Leading the nominees, Izu Ojukwu’s 76 features in 15 categories alongside Mira Niar’s Queen of Katwe (15 categories) and Steve Gukas’ 93 Days (14 categories). Among the TV Series, Frank Rajah Arase and Kabat Egbon lead nominees with Delilah and Husbands of Lagos respectively.

Scheduled to hold in Atlanta, Georgia, the 7th edition will recognize outstanding individuals whose lives have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments. The prestigious NAFCA and The NAFCA Honors are considered the highest African film and honorary awards, with support from millions of entertainment fans.

Here are the 2017 nominees:

General Categories
Best Film
93 Days
Queen of Katwe
The Forbidden
Saving Dreams
76

Best Drama
Saving Dreams
93 Days
Magdalene
76
Queen of Katwe
A Trip to Jamaica

Best Sound
Delilah
76
93 Days
Queen of Katwe
A Trip to jamaica
Saving Dreams

Best Screenplay
Saving Dreams
76
Queen of Katwe
Delilah
A Trip to Jamaica
93 Days

Best Visual Effects
76
Saving Dreams
Queen of Katwe
Delilah
93 Days
Behind the Wheels

Best Editing
93 Days
Saving Dreams
Husbands of Lagos
76
Queen of Katwe
Delilah

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Danny Glover (93 Days)
David Oyelowo (Queen of Katwe)
Ramsey Noah (76)
Martin Lindquist (Saving Dreams)
Ayo Makun (A Trip to Jamaica)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Bimbo Akintola (93 Days)
Rita Dominic (76)
Nse Ikpe Etim (A Trip to Jamaica)
Madina Nalwanga (Queen of Katwe)
Karen Simpson (Saving Dreams)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Adonijah Owiriwa (76)
Nosa Obaseki (Saving Dreams)
Paul Campbell (A Trip to Jamaica)
Alastair Mackenzie (93)
Martin Kabanza (Queen of Katwe)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Somkele Idhalama (93 Days)
Ibinabo Fiberesima (76)
Lupita Nyong’o (Queen of Katwe)
Cai Gallant (Saving Dreams)
Funke Akindele (A Trip to Jamaica)

Best Director in a Film
Izu Ojukwu (76)
Robert Peters (A Trip to Jamaica)
Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe)
Steve Gukas (93 Days)
Isioro Tokunbo Jaboro (Saving Dreams)

Best Costume
93 Days
Delilah
A Trip to Jamaica
Esohe
76
Queen of Katwe

Best Cinematography
Saving Dreams
93 Days
Queen of Katwe
A Trip to Jamaica
76
Delilah

Best Original Score
The Princess
Crossed Lines
My Fathers Fate
76
Esohe
Queen of Katwe

Best Makeup
Esohe
76
My Fathers Fate
Queen of Katwe
93 Days
Behind the Wheels

Best Short Film
Nina & King
Stalker
In the Spotlight

TV Series Category
Best TV Series
Delilah
Stale Mate
V Republic
The Twins
Husbands of Lagos
Cougars

Best Actor in a Leading Role – TV Series
Van Vicker (Stale Mate)
Kofi Adjorlolo (Cougars)
Senanu Gbedawo (V Republic)
Bolanle Ninalowo (Husbands of Lagos)
Gideon Okeke (Poisoned Bait)

Best Actress in a Leading Role – TV Series
Okawa Shaznay (Delilah)
Mary Njoku (Husbands of Lagos)
Joselyn Dumas (Cougars)
Jackie Appiah (Stale Mate)
Marie Humbert (Poisoned Bait)
Rachel Okonkwo (The Twins)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – TV Series
Uche Odoputa (Husbands of Lagos)
Ejike Agu (Cougars)
Kingsley Yamoah (Stale Mate)
Segun Arinze (Delilah)
James Gardiner (V Republic)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – TV Series
Jennifer Eliogu (Husbands of Lagos)
Clarion Chukwura (Delilah)
Yvonne Jegede (Husbands of Lagos)
Christy Ukata (Stale Mate)
Christabel Ekeh (V Republic )

Best Director – TV Series
Shirley Frimpong Manso (Cougars)
Frank Rajah Arase (Delilah)
Leila Djansi (Poisoned Bait)
Kabat E. Egbon (Husbands of Lagos)
Mac Collins Chidebe (The Twins)
Pascal Amanfo (Stale Mate)

Congratulation to all the nominees!

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