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Winners: 2016 NAFCA Awards



The sixth annual Nollywood and African Film Critics Association Awards were held in Glendale, California on 19th November. These awards recognise  achievements in filmmaking within the African film industry.

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You can see the full list of motion picture winners below, as they’re released.

2016 NAFCA Awards: The Winners

Best Film

Best Drama

Best Sound
Boxing Day

Best Screenplay

Best Visual Effects
Oxford Garden

Best Editing
Oxford Garden

Best Actor in Leading Role
Paul van Beaumont, Return of the Don

Best Actress in Supporting Role
Tanya Thompson, Muda

Best Director in a Film
Obi Emelonye, Oxford Garden

Best Costume

Best Cinematography
Johnbosco in America

Best Original Score
Angels Whip

Best Actress in Leading Role
Stephanie Okereke Linus, Dry

Best Actor in Supporting Role
Mike Ezuruonye, Breathless

Best Makeup

Best Short Film
Find Out

Best Docudrama

Best Director – Foreign Film
F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton

Best Docu-Short Film

Best Independent Film
Chocolate City

Best Actor Independent Film
Michael Jai White, Chocolate City

Best Actress Independent Film
Reatha Grey, Betrothed

Best Diaspora Film
Boxing Day

Best Diaspora Drama
Return of the Don

Best Foreign Short Film
Dreams on Paper

Best Actor in a Foreign Film

Best Actress in a Foreign Film
Tessa Thompson, Creed

Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Film
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress in a Foreign Film
Angela Gibbs, Straight Outta Compton

Best Foreign Film
Straight Outta Compton

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