There are twenty (20) categories in all and using Nigeria as pilot for the maiden edition.

Best Actor

This would be given in honour of an actor who has delivered a outstanding performance in leading role while working within the film industry.

Best Actress

This would be given in honour of an actress who has delivered a outstanding performance in leading role while working within the film industry.

Best Adapted Screenplay

It would be given to the writer of a screenplay adapted from another source.

Best Animated Feature Film

This category is given for animated films.

Best Original Screenplay

It would be given for the best screenplay not based upon previously published material.

Best Cinematography

This is awarded to a cinematographer for work on one outstanding motion picture.

Best Costume Design

This category is targeted at for achievement in film costume design.

Best Director

It would be given in honour of a film director who has exhibited outstanding directing while working in the film industry.

Best Picture

Best Picture would be given to narrative films and some of the criteria include
* Must have a running length of more than 40 minutes
* Have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format

Best Foreign Language Film

This would be given to a feature-length motion picture produced outside Nigeria but popular with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.

Best Makeup

This is targeted at the best achievement in makeup and hairstyling for film.

Best Production Design

It would be awarded to the best interior design in a film.

Best Original Score

A film score is the music composed specifically for the movie to serve and enhance the story. It is usually instrumental only so as not to compete with dialog.

Best Original Song

It is presented to the songwriters who have composed the best original song written specifically for a film.

Best Sound

This is targeted at the finest or most aesthetic sound design or sound editing, which is the creation of sound effects.

Best Visual Effects

This would be awarded to the best achievement in make-believe visual effects.

Best Supporting Actor

This is given in honour of an actor who has delivered a outstanding performance in supporting roles while working within the film industry.

Best Supporting Actress

This is given in honour of an actress who has delivered outstanding performance in supporting roles while working within the film industry.

Best Child Actor

This would be given in honour of a child actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in leading role while working within the film industry. This category is awarded to either a male or female between the ages of one (1) to twelve (12) years.

Best Next Gen Actor

This would be given in honour of a teen actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in leading role while working within the film industry. This category is awarded to either a male or female between the ages of thirteen (13) to twenty (20) years.

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