“Dry” and “Oxford Gardens” Battles for NAFCA Awards

dry-nollywood-movieStephanie Linus “Dry” has been nominated alongside Obi Emelonye boxing themed movie “Oxford Gardens” in the forthcoming fifth annual NAFCA awards. The NAFCA awards also known as the Nollywood & African Film Critics’ awards is schedule to hold on the 17th of September 2016 at the prestigious Orpheum Theatre of Los Angeles, California USA.

The award is an accolade bestowed by the Nollywood film critics USA, the official movie review organization for Nollywood and African films to recognize excellence of professionals in the African film industry.

These two movies will be competing for top of the awards which include; Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Direction and Best Cinematography among others.

Below is the full nomination list:

BEST FILM
Tribe
Return of the Don
Muda
Oxford Garden
Boxing Day
Dry

BEST DRAMA
Tribe
Boxing Day
Return of the Don
Oxford Garden
Dry
Muda

BEST SOUND
Oxford Garden
2nd Wife
Boxing Day
Return of the Don
Dry
Johnbosco in America

BEST SCREENPLAY
Endurance
Dry
Muda
Boxing Day
Oxford Garden
Tribe

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Plaza 66
Dry
Oxford Garden
Tribe
Endurance
Muda

BEST EDITING
Oxford Garden
Plaza 66
Return of the Don
Dry
Tribe
The Other Side

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Chet Anekwe, The Other Side
Montel Swaray, Muda
Ngoli Okafor, Oxford Garden
Ash Davito, Temp to Fire
Paul Van Beaumont, Return of the Don
Raz Adoti, Boxing Day

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Yvonne Hayes, Bleach
Monalisa Chinda, Return of the Don
Tanya Thompson, Muda
Jackie Appiah, Deep Fever
Dtymi Ngozi Ibe, The Other Side
Liz Benson Ameye, Dry

BEST DIRECTOR IN A FILM
Robert Peters, Boxing Day
Malcolm Benson, Return of the Don
Obi Emelonye, Oxford Garden
Stephanie Okereke Linus, Dry
Prinze Whyee, Muda
Ifeanyichukwu Onyeabo, Tribe

BEST COSTUME
Tribe
Captivated
2nd Wife
Murderer In-Law
Boxing Day

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Johnbosco in America
Dry
Boxing Day
Oxford Garden
Return of the Don
Tribe

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Tribe
Muda
Boxing Day
Temp to Fire
Oxford Garden
Angel’s Whip

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Stephanie Okereke Linus, Dry
Ngozi Thompson Igwebike, Oxford Garden
Amanda Ebeye, Tribe
Jacinth Sutphin, Muda
Uche Jombo, The Other Side
Yvonne Okoro, Boxing Day

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mike Ezuruonye, Breathless
Valentine Harbor, Bleach
Ejike Okoye, Xyza
Carl Payne, Bleach
Malcolm Benson, Return of the Don

BEST MAKEUP
Dry
Tribe
Oxford Garden
Boxing Day
Muda

BEST SHORT FILM
Fearless Visionaries Tear the Veil
Bleach
Subject 24
Dear Mr. President
Til Death
Find Out

BEST DOCUDRAMA
Gang Girl
Babies Behind Bars
Chi-raq
AD Kug

BEST DIRECTOR – FOREIGN FILM
F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton
Cary Joji Kukunaga, Beasts of No Nation
Stephen Hopkins, Race
Ryan Coogler, Creed
Peter Landesman, Concussion

BEST DOCU-SHORT FILM
Dear Mr. President
Listen to Me
Against My Will
A Young Mothers Story
A Hat is Not Enough
Black Butterflies

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM
Nola Circus
The Night Before
Killing Lazarus
Betrothed
Chocolate City
Soul Ties

BEST ACTOR INDEPENDENT FILM
Trae Ireland, Betrothed
Michael Jai White, Chocolate City
Deji Laray
Robert Richard, Chocolate City
DeRay Davis, Meet the Blacks
Christian Keys, Man in 3B

BEST ACTRESS INDEPENDENT FILM
Paula Jai Parker, Assistant Motives
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Miles Ahead
Brely Evans, Man in 3B
Reatha Gray, Betrothed
Jackee Harry, Man in 3B
Vivica A. Foxx, Chocolate City

Adeyinka Jamiu

Adeyinka is an associate at Moviesplus.ng. He's a teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Skilled in Acting and Scriptwriting.

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