(Left-Right) Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo and John Battsek attend the National Geographic Documentary Films “Bobi Wine: The People’s President” premiere.
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Wednesday’s nominees announcement for the 96th annual Academy Awards was a victory for Oppenheimer, earning 13 nominations, including the coveted Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Poor Things directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, was nominated for 11, and 10 nominations went to Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
African filmmakers Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp’s Bobi Wine: The People’s President – scored a nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film. The two Ugandan first-time directors, along with Oscar-winning One Day in September and Searching for Sugar Man producer John Battsek – created the documentary around Ugandan singer Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu) as he attempted to topple Yoweri Museveni’s 35-year-regime during the 2021 Ugandan presidential election.
In an interview with The Academy Movie Guide A. Frame, Bwayo said: “Making this film has been a blessing and an honour.
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Publish date : 2024-01-24 10:15:31