Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Uti Nwachukwu Among the BON Awards 2012 Nominees

The Best Of Nollywood (BON) has announced nominees for the 2012 awards. The award ceremony, scheduled to take place on November 12, 2012, will be hosted by Nollywood stars, Nonso Diobi, and Mercy Aigbe. BON celebrates the accomplishments of Nigeria’s actors and filmmakers.

Funke Akindele, Tonto Dikeh and Ini Edo are nominees for the Actress of the Year award, while former Big Brother Africa All Stars winner, Uti Nwachukwu, Van Vicker, Wale Ojo and Joseph Benjamin will battle for the Actor of the Year award.

The Director of the Year category sees Desmond Elliot up against Bayo Tijani, Kunle Afolayan, ‘Last Flight to Abuja’s Obi Emenloye, and Tunde Laoye.

‘Two Brides & A Baby’ won The Movie of the Year in 2011, and this year, the nominees include: In The Cupboard, Aiyekooto, Phone Swap, Adesuwa and Married But Living Single.

Uti Nwachukwu and Tonto Dikeh’s kiss in ‘Broken Silence’ goes head to head with 9ice and Laide’s in ‘Jejere’, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Bola’s in ‘The Search’, Tonto Dikeh and Thomas Altman’s in ‘My Life, My Damage’ and also Desmond Elliot and Nse Ikpe-Etim’s kiss in ‘Spellbound’ to battle it out for The Best Kiss in a Nigerian Movie category.

Last year, the award was won by Genevieve Nnaji and Majid Michel for their passionate kisses in ‘Bursting Out’.

Full list of nominees:

Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)
Wale Ojo (Phone Swap)
Van Vicker (The Search)
Joseph Benjamin (Married But Living Single)
Uti Nwachukwu (In The Cupboard)

Best Actress in a Leading Role (English)
Funke Akindele (Married But Living Single)
Nse Ikpe-Etim (Phone Swap)
Tonto Dikeh (My Life, My Damage)
Ini Edo (I’ll Take My Chances)
Shaffy Bello Akinrimisi (The Score)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Femi Adebayo (Aiyekooto)
Odunlade Adekola (Irano Meji)
Femi Adebayo (Sonto Alapata)
Muyiwa Ademola (Eyinju Eledumare)

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Bisi Komolafe (Aiyekooto)
Fathia Balogun (Sunmisola Otelemuye)
Liz Anjorin (Kofo Tinubu)
Ayo Adesanya (Amope Alasela)
Bimbo Akintola (Eyinju Eledumare)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hausa)
Ali Nuhu (Madubin Dubawa)
Adam A Zango (Adamsy)
Adam A Zango (Ahlul Kital)

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hausa)
Napisa Abdullahi (Madubin Dubawa)
Fati Ladan (Adamsy)
Napisa Abdullahi (Ahlul Kitab)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
Yemi Blaq (The Search)
Hafeez Oyetoro (Phone Swap)
Jide Kosoko (Last Flight To Abuja)
Alexx Ekubo (In The Cupboard)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)
Nse Ikpe-Etim (The Search)
Tonto Dikeh (Broken Silence)
Nadia Buari (Holding Hope)
Mary Uranta (Mistress)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Ibrahim Chatta (Aiyekooto)
Kayode Akinbayo (Igban)
Rykardo Agbor (Ojukoju)
Gabriel Afolayan (Tangiri)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Iyabo Ojo (Ijo Olomo)
Kehinde Bankole (Ojukoju)
Ireti Osayemi Adeoye (Jejere)
Eniola Badmus (Ijewuru)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hausa)
Saddik Sani Saddik (Adamsy)
Al’Amin Buhari (Ahlul Kitab)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hausa)
Rahama Hassan (Madubin Dabuwa)
Ladidi Fagge (Adamsy)
Zainab Abdullahi (Ahlal Kilab)

Most Promising Act (Male)
Bryan Okwara (I’ll Take My Chances)
Tony Monjaro (Last Flight to Abuja)
Alexx Ekubo (In The Cupboard)
Ifeanyi Kalu (Udeme Mme)

Most Promising Act (Female)
Arike Akinyanju (Eyinju Eledumare)
Belinda Effah (Kokomma)
Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa)
Moyo Lawal (Holding Hope)
Yewande Adekoya (Omo Elemosho)

Child Actor of the Year
Wale Akinwunmi (Amope Alasela)
Macdonald Okorowu (Wanderer)

Child Actress of the Year
Toyin Adebiyi (Jejere)
Priscilla Ojo (Jejeloye)
Sharon (Last Flight To Abuja)
Deola Faseyi (Married But Living Single)
Gbemisola Obadeyi (Amope Alasela)

Director of the Year
Desmond Elliot (In The Cupboard)
Bayo Tijani (Aiyekooto)
Kunle Afolayan (Phone Swap)
Obi Emenloye (Last Flight To Abuja)
Tunde Laoye (Married But Living Single)

Movie of the Year
In The Cupboard
Aiyekooto
Phone Swap
Adesuwa
Married But Living Single

Comedy Movie of the Year
Ijewuru
Okon Goes To School
Amope Alasela

Best Movie With a Social Message
My Life, My Damage
Kofo Tinubu
Last Flight to Abuja
Jejere
Victims of Life

Screenplay of the Year
Aiyekooto
In The Cupboard
The Search
Phone Swap
Amope Alasela

Cinematography of the Year
Adesuwa
Igba N Bajo
Phone Swap
In The Cupboard
Aiyekooto

Movie With Best Sound
Adesuwa
Igba N Bajo
Sonto Alapata
Phone Swap
Eyinju Eledumare

Best Edited Movie
Phone Swap
I’ll Take My Chances
In The Cupboard
Aiyekooto
Igba N Bajo

Best Production Set
Sonto Alapata
Phone Swap
Eyinju Eledumare
Aiyekooto
Adesuwa

Best Use of Costume
Jejere
Sonto Alapata
I’ll Take My Chances
Igba N Bajo
Adesuwa

Best Kiss in a Nigerian Movie
Uti & Tonto (Broken Silence)
9ice & Laide (Jejere)
Nse Ikpe-Etim & Bola (The Search)
Tonto Dikeh & Thomas Altman (My Life, My Damage)
Desmond & Nse Ikpe-Etim (Spellbound)

Onga Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Nollywood Movie
Ijewuru
Udeme Mme
In The Cupboard
Aiyekooto
Eyinju Eledumare

Best Short Film
Nkiru
Silver Lining

Best Print Media Journalist
Victor Akande
Biodun Kupoluyi
Sam Olatunji
Hazeez Balogun

By Nkechi Opurum - Daily Times NG

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