This year’s Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA) Awards ceremony will be held at The Hippodrome, London on October October 27th.
BEFFTA Awards honour and celebrate the achievements of Black personalities in the showbiz. The red carpet event will be hosted by award-winning UK king of comedy Eddie Kadi and BEFFTA founder Pauline Long as co-host. “I’m so excited about hosting the BEFFTA Awards, it is going to be a memorable night,” said Mr. Kadi.
Ms. Long, who is spending sleepless nights as she prepares for the big event said: “To have a person of such calibre hosting such a prestigious night is an honour and to co-host with Eddie Kadi is even a much bigger honour, I only hope I will cope with the comedy.”
Nominees for this year’s BEFFTA Awards were announced at a star-studded event in Mayfair, London on 26th September. Several emerging and big stars have been nominated for the awards. They include Samuel Benta, the young talented writer/director/producer who received four nominations for the hit webseries “All About The McKenzies” and the CEO Dancers who received a nomination under Best Dance Act.
Richard Ayoade, Obi Emelonye, Christian Asaiku and Tawanda Chimuzinga will fight it out for the Best Director Award. Nominees for the Best Actress Award include Lorraine Fox, Fatima Jabe, Omotola Jalade, Queen Allen, and Sherrie Silver.
The following films will compete for the Best Film Award: “Last Flight to Abuja”, “Amina”, “To The End Of The Road”, “Moral Conflict”, and “Shattered Hearts”.
Online voting begun on Sunday 7th October and will end on Sunday 21st October.
For a full list of the nominees and to vote, please visit http://www.beffta.com/news/.