Showing posts with label Nomination. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nomination. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Controversial African film nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar

Outside the Law

The controversial African film Outside the Law made it to the final five nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film. A record third time for the director, but I doubt if Rachid Bouchareb’s film can beat the Mexican film Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu. "Biutiful" also got the lead actor Javier Bardem a nomination for Best Actor and tipped by top Hollywood stars to win the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. Julia Roberts is in love with the movie.


"Biutiful" which is the humourous Spanish spelling of beautiful was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the last Cannes Film Festival where Bardem shared the Best Actor award with Elio Germano for Daniele Luchetti's "La Nostra Vita". It was the Best Foreign Language Film of 2010 at the 17th Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards and also nominated for the 64th British Academy Film Awards for Best Film not in the English Language and Javier Bardem getting another nomination for Best Actor.

The shortlisted films competing for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar are "Dogtooth," by Greece's Yorgos Lanthimos; "Algeria's "Outside the Law," directed by Rachid Bouchareb; "Incendies," from Canada's Denis Villeneuve; "In a Better World," by Denmark's Susanne Bier; and "Biutiful," by Mexico's Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Click here to see all Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards.

Many foreign films had theatrical releases in North America in 2010. The notables included the French production “Babies”, “I am Love” from Italy and “The Secret in Their Eyes” from Argentina that won an Oscar last year. Sandy Mandelberger, a New York film Editor has a detailed report posted on Fest 21.

While some African countries have made it to the Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars, Nigeria has not even made it to the competition at the Cannes Film Festival, except in some minor international film festivals in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. Nigeria boasts of Nollywood, the so called second largest movie industry in the world, but with nothing much to show for it, except the proliferation of substandard home videos circulated by pirates with impunity.

Jeta Amata’s "Amazing Grace", Stephanie Okereke’s "Through the Glass", Kunle Afolayan’s "The figurine (Araromire)" and Chineze Anyaene’s "IJÉ: The Journey" made so much buzz in the local media with claims of breaking box office records in Nigeria, but they have not even found major distributors in the US and Europe. Now Jeta Amata’s new film "Black Gold" and Mahmood Ali-Balogun’s "Tango with Me" are being hyped with great expectations and the only way to prove their worth is not pulling crowds at the few cinemas in Nigeria, but competing with the best at the Cannes and making the nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. Until then, the best is yet to come in Nollywood.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Nomination for Global Education Award 2010 Open

The nomination for Global Education Award 2010 open

CCLP Worldwide has come up with global Award to recognise individuals, non-governmental organizations and degree granting institution from throughout the world that demonstrate extraordinary effort, innovation, leadership, and excellence in initiating and supporting educational efforts or support or campaign or project to humanity. CCLP Worldwide not only recognizes prominent and famous international NGOs and celebrity, but also the smaller, lesser-known NGOs and not very famous in the least developed countries, whose valuable contribution may have gone unnoticed and unappreciated on social front. The Global Awards are presented each year at the time of the CCLP Worldwide Annual Conference or similar events as planned time to time. The following are awards which are presented: Global Award for advancing education for livelihood-Individual Category Global Award for promoting education for livelihood-Organisational Category Global Award for supporting and expanding the scope of education-Degree granting institution An Awards Jury composed of experts drawn from international diplomat, social activist and person from education profession, select the winners from among nominations received. Last date for submitting nomination closes on 31st July 2010

The Winners of Global Education Award 2010 shall receive Award Plaque, Award Certificate, High Merit medal, and entry in Education Charter Edition (Individual Category)

Award Jury
Call for nomination
Winners of Global Award 2009
Nomination may be filled online from here

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

11 Year Old Youngest Ever to Be Nominated For a NY Emmy

2 Mar 2010 12:18 Africa/Lagos

Eleven Year Old Youngest Ever to Be Nominated For a NY Emmy

Jackson Murphy, host of "Light-Camera-Jackson", a popular, weekly movie review segment, has been nominated for two NY Emmy Awards. "Lights-Camera-Jackson" airs weekly in the Albany, Syracuse and Binghamton, N.Y. markets on Time Warner Cable's 24 hour news channels.

ALBANY, N.Y., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Murphy, host of "Lights-Camera-Jackson", a popular, weekly movie review segment, has been nominated for two NY Emmy Awards.

"Lights-Camera-Jackson" airs weekly in the Albany, Syracuse and Binghamton, N.Y. markets on Time Warner Cable's 24 hour news channels.

Jackson, 11, is the youngest person ever to be nominated for a NY Emmy. He is nominated in the categories of Entertainment Program: Feature or Segment and On-Camera Talent: Commentator or Editorialist.

"I'm surprised and honored to be considered by my peers for these awards," said Jackson. "It is truly amazing just to be nominated and compete with such talented people."

Jackson's entries were selected by a Blue Ribbon Panel assembled by any of the 19 Academy Chapters from all over the U.S. Judges come from local television stations, networks, cable programming services and independent production facilities, and are often themselves Emmy and other industry award winners.

"The New York Market, the number 1 market in the country, continues to be the most competitive and most difficult market to be nominated and to win an Emmy Award. This year we received a total of 1519 entries and we honor 495 nominees in 104 categories," said The New York Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Executive Director, Jacqueline J. Gonzalez.

Jackson is currently in talks with numerous shows to cover this week's Academy Awards from his unique perspective as a kid, and a movie critic.

Jackson is available for interviews or bookings all week long. Contact Dan Murphy (518) 256-5616 or

Visit Jackson's website: You can view some of Jackson's work at Jackson's last year's Oscar picks Going four for four! Stay tuned for this years picks!

This press release was issued through For further information, visit

Source: Lights Camera Jackson

CONTACT: Dan Murphy of Lights Camera Jackson, +1-518-256-5616,,

Web Site: Lights Camera Jackson

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