Being Mrs Elliot Gets 11 NAFCA Nominations

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After an impressive opening at the Nollywood Week in Paris, France a few weeks ago Being Mrs Elliot (BME), the highly anticipated first movie from Omoni Oboli, gets 11 nominations at the Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) in California, USA.

The organiser of the award made the list of the nomination public this week. BME tops the nomination list with 11 mentions. The nomination list contains several movies from across Africa and a sizeable representation from Hollywood in its Foreign Film category. Other movies with sizable nominations are Half of a yellow Sun, Last Flight to Abuja, Stripped.

For Omoni Oboli, the NAFCA nomination of her movie is a big deal as she prepares to go to cinema soon. BME which is the first movie produced and directed by Omoni opened the Nollywood Week Film Festival in Paris few weeks ago and is already generating strong followership.

The movie got nominations In the Best Film, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Costume, Best Actor in a Lead Role, Best Actress in a Lead Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Director categories making it the movie with the highest nominations.

According to the producer of the movie, who was also nominated in two categories, Omoni Oboli said “getting 11 nominations at the NAFCA is a big boost to the movie considering the fact that it is my first movie, perhaps my New York Film Academy education is paying off. It goes to show that people are aware of what we do and appreciate us. The 11 nomination is a big deal for me; let’s hope we come home with the 11 awards.”

Being Mrs Elliot, is the story of a successfully married woman, who was torn between two worlds after a life changing incident. She found out that the best life has to offer are not things but moments. The movie would be in cinemas across the nation very soon.

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