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BON Awards 2016 release nomination list

24 November 2016, 12:04

Lagos - The organizers of the Best of Nollywood Awards have released the list of nominees for the 2016 edition.

Speaking on the nominees list, Niran Adedokun, president of the BON jury, said the release followed weeks of screening of over 120 entries made up of feature films in English, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo, ten short films, five documentaries and seven television series.

Adedokun also acknowledged the resilience of Nigerian filmmakers for defying the current harsh economic realities to sustain their creative activities.

This year’s edition of the BON awards shall be hosted by the executive governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ipkeazu.

Here are the nominees:

Best Actor in Leading Role (English)
Wale Ojo in For The Wrong Reasons
Alex Ekubo in The First Lady
Patrick Leonard in  Woeman
Stan Eze in Not just Married
Enyinna Nwigwe  in Hire A Man
Okey Uzoeshi in Something Wicked
Best Actor in Leading Role (Yoruba)
Femi Adebayo in Gbewiri Meta
Niyi Johnson in Lifeline
Muyiwa Ademola in Eni –Owo
Lateef Adedimeji in Yeye Oge
Yomi Fabiyi in Metomi
Best Actor in Leading Role (Hausa)
Ali Nuhu in Gamu nan Dai
Sadiq Dan Sadiq in Mat Da Lados
Best Actor in Leading Role (Igbo)
Bloosom Chukwujeku in Icheke Oku
Amadi Magnus in Akaraaka
Best Actress in Leading Role (English)
Omotu Bissong in Woeman
Judith Audu in Not Just Married
Ebube Nwagbo in Anniversary
Belinda Effah in Oracle Online
Omoni Oboli in The First Lady
Iretiola Doyle in Something Wicked
Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)
Mercy Aigbe in Victims
Temitope Solaja in Lehin Ikoro
Toyin Aimakhu in Metomi
Wumi Toriola in Eni Owo
Yewande Adegbenro in Yeye Oge
Jumoke Odetola in Binta Ofege
Best Actress in Leading Role (Igbo)
Nichole Banna in Icheke Oku
Adaeze Chiegbu in Akaraaka
Best Actress in Leading Role (Hausa)
Jamila Umar in Kasata
Rahama Sadau in Mati Da Lado
Best Supporting Actor (English)
I.K Ogbonna in Hire a man
Nkem Owoh in Ghana Must Go
Daniel K. Daniel in A Soldier’s story
Seun Akindele in Black Val
Rotimi Salami in Just Not Married
Gabriel Afolayan in Something Wicked
Best Supporting Actress (English)
Nancy Isime in Hire a man
Onyii Alex in Don’t fight it
Helen Paul in Ghana Must go
EniolaBadmus in Black Val
Yvonne Jegede in The First Lady
Adesua Etomi/ Ivie Okujaye-Egbon/Beverly Naya in Something Wicked
Most Promising Actor
Rotimi Salami in Just Not Married
Steve Enagbare in Destiny Gate
Bright Wonder in Fidelity
Seun Ajayi in Studio
Most Promising Actress
Princess Osayomwanbor Peters in Destiny Gate
Gina Castle in Fidelity
Ade Laoye in Studio
Zainab Balogun in A Soldier’s Story
Best Child Actor in Movie
Daniel Udah in Opeyemi
Tunde Babasola in D’ Wish
Best Child Actress
Pricilia Ojo in Black Val
Neraya Akaboa in D’ Wish
Angel Unigwe in Woeman
Best Comedy of the Year
Ghana Must Go
Behind the Scenes
The First Lady
Just Not Married
Movie with the Best Social Message
Voiceless Scream
Leyin Ilekun
For the Wrong Reasons
Movie with the Best Special Effect
Icheke Oku
Gbewiri Meta
A soldier’s story
Movie with the Best Screenplay
For the Wrong Reasons
Hire  a man
Icheke Oku
Just Not Married
Irawe Igbo
Something Wicked
Best Short Film of the Year
D’ wish
Deeply Cut
Pepper Soup
Best Documentary of the Year
Amaka’s kin
D’ ability
For you my son
Best TV Series of the Year
Lasgidi Cops (SCU)
Ayanfe mi
Movie with the Best Editing
Ghana Must go
Not Just Married
Hire A man
Something Wicked
Movie with the Best Sound Track
Icheke Oku
Irawe Igbo
Ghana must go
Movie with the Best Production Design
Irawe Igbo
Yeye Oge
Icheke Oku
The First Lady
Something Wicked
Movie with the Best Cinematography
A Soldier’s story
Icheke Oku
Just Not Married
Something Wicked
Best Use of Nigerian Costume in a Movie
Irawe Igbo
Yeye Oge
Icheke Oku
Ghana must go
Best Use of Make up in a Movie
Icheke Oku
A Soldier’s story
Black Val
Movie of the Year
Icheke Oku
Irawe Igbo
A Soldier’s Story
Something Wicked
Director of the Year
Aliu Gafar for Irawe Igbo
Uduak-Obong Patrick for Not Just Married 
EmekaAmakeze for Icheke Oku
Desmond Elliot  for Hire A Man
Frankie Ogar for A Soldier’s Story
Yemi Morafa for Something Wicked
Adebayo Tijani/MuyiwaAdemola in Eni Owo
Best Kiss in a Movie
Gideon Okeke and Zhinnel Zhu in Anniversary
Chelsea Eze and Mike Godson in Guy Next Door
SeunAkindele and Mercy Aigbe in Victim
Ik Ogbonna and Nancy Isime Hire A Man
Enyinna Nwigwe and Zhinnel Zhu Hire A Man
Omowumi  Dada and Gabriel Afolayan in Something Wicked
Revelation of the Year (female)
Inem Peters
Callista Okonkwo
Mercy Macroe
Victoria Kolawole
Bose Oladimeji
Nkechi Sunday
Revelation of the year (Male)
Mofe Duncan
Sean Jimoh
Poju Oparanti
Wasiu Rafiu
Jomiloju Olumbe
Femi Remi

- News24


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