Breathless, the movie, which debuted at the cinemas on 1 July, has received nomination for another movie award. This time, it is fifth annual Nollywood and African Films Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) also known as the African Oscars, at which Mike Ezuruonye has been nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Breathless. The awards ceremony will hold on 17 September at the Orpheus Theatre, Los Angeles, USA.
The movie, starring Ezuruonye and Uti Nwachukwu, had already earned nominations at two prestigious African movie awards. Breathless, through Mike Ezuruonye’s role, got a nomination for Best Actor Drama (TV/Series) at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), while Nwachukwu, was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Breathless, a suspense-filled movie, offers a gripping narrative of unspeakable secrets of an unsolved mystery murder, heightened by bitter sibling rivalry.
Charles Uwagbai directed it. Executive producer of the movie, Jenkins Alumona, said: “We were concerned about producing a film that is world class. From the cast, crew, storyline, directing, equipment, locations and lots more, we ensured we throw in only the best. Our films are our representations and we are trying to tell the world Nigerians have some of the best story tellers,” he said.