Friday, May 13, 2011

GBAM! There U Go - Genevieve Nnaji Wins Monaco Film Festival Award!



My schnookoooms GENEVIEVE NNAJI was awarded the ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’ accolade at the annual Monaco Charity Film Festival (MCFF) last night. A specially selected jury, headed by Russian film actor Oleg Vidov awarded the actress the prize for her gripping role as ‘Teema’ in the 2011 Nollywood movie ‘THE MIRROR BOY.’ The glittering ceremony was held at the prestigious Hermitage Hotel in Monte Carlo.

Now in its 6th year, the Monaco Charity Film Festival is a non‐profit charity event for the benefit of poor children around the world. The festival also helps new and developing filmmakers to find financing and distribution for their films.

Nnaji, who was unable to attend the ceremony said in a statement; “I’m thrilled to have received such an amazing honor from the MCFF. I put a huge amount of passion and love into every role I play so it’s wonderful to be recognized not only in my country Nigeria, but now on the international stage. I would like to thank the MCFF jury, my amazing team, family and of course my fans”

The Mirror Boy is set for general release in UK on June 10, Ghana June 17 and Nigeria June 24. Additional release dates to be announced.

MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2011

BEST MOVIE – (Unanimous)
FACE TO FACE (Australia) Directed by Michael Rymer

BEST ENTERTAINING MOVIE
INALE, Director Jetta Amata & Producer Keke Bongos & Hakeem Kae-Kazim

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (Unanimous)
HELLO, HOW ARE YOU? Directed by Alexandru Maftei (Romania)

BEST ACTOR
MORGAN SIMPSON in Black, White & Blues (USA)

BEST ACTRESS (A TIE)
EVELYNE ROMPRE in Twice a Woman (Canada)
& JULES BRUFF in Part Time Fabulous (USA)

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST (Unanimous)
FACE TO FACE (Australia)

BEST DIRECTOR
SYLLAS TZOUMERKAS for Homeland (Greece)

BEST SCREENPLAY
LEN ROSEN for Fallen Leaves Golden Sky, (China/Austria)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Unanimous)
Philippe Bottiglione for THE RICE PADDY (LA RIZIERE), (China)

EXCELLENCE IN ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
LEAVING HONG KONG (Yakutia, Russian Federation)

Most promising DIRECTOR (1st Time Director) (Unanimous)
ALEXANDRU MAFTEI for Hello, How are You? (Romania)

Breakthrough Performance (Actor)
JULIAN ALCARAZ in BECOMING EDUARDO (USA)

Breakthrough Performance (Actress)
GENEVIEVE NNAJI in THE MIROR BOY (UK)




Nne to say we love, appreciate you and our proud of you is an understatement - you Rock!!!!. Chei - This is just a huge breakthrough and at this point - I dont know what to say. Africa is EXTREMELY UTTERLY MUTTERLY Proud of you - am almost in tears- cos this has been a long journey and we all know this was no overnight success - you paid your dues, you were patient, you rose above negativities and it all paid off.


Keep shining girl - we love you so much. We all wait patiently to watch this movie. Gosh am so happy for you girl. Overjoyed. May your cup runneth over Genny - you make us (Africans) hecka proud. Tonight i am going to watch "Sharon Stone" and "Blood sisters" "He Lives in Me" "Not Man Enough" "Butterfly etc etc lol lol lol to reminisce from whence you begun and shed a few tears of joy.

I mentioned this movie here - but if you missed it watch the trailer.




(ps: if I am this excited - imagine after her Oscars someday - I will be doing cart wheels like the clergy at Westminster Abbey after Kate and Williams wedding - but with mine - I will be butt nakid lol lol lol)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Genny

Anonymous said...

miss Tilli, Monaco is NOT a recognized festival. its disorganized among more complaints. Omoni Oboli has own a better award at the harlem film festival. we need to stop appreciating mediocrity. you did not mention cannes or sundance or slamdace. monaco?

Miss T-i-l-i-i (African Movie Reviewer) said...

Oooooookay then!

Miss T-i-l-i-i (African Movie Reviewer) said...

http://myafricanmoviereviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/congratulations-to-movie-anchor-baby.html

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