Actress Garcelle Beauvais received her first NAFCA “Best Supporting Actress” Award, for her role in the film “A Girl Like Grace”, during the fifth annual NAFCA (also known as Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards) held on Saturday September 12th 2015.
NAFA (affectionately called the “African Oscars”) took place at the iconic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and is set to air worldwide to over 500 Million viewers in the coming weeks. The prestigious film and honorary award came as a welcomed surprise to the Haitian-born actress who also received the 2013 MPAH Haiti Movie Awards “Honorary Award” from the* Motion Picture Association of Haiti.
Directed by Ty Hodges and also starring Meagan Good, Raven-Symoné, Romeo Miller, and Blair Redford; “A Girl Like Grace” depicts the life of a 17-year old bullied teen girl, the product of a single parent household, who copes and navigates her circumstances by seeking advice from her best friend and the girl’s older sister. In the film Beauvais plays Lisa, the single mother of Ryan, who is flawed and floundering in her quest to be a role- model to her daughter. The timely and apropos film, due out later this month, has already received critical acclaim and buzz from many independent film associations.
Compelling, heart-warming and transformational, “A Girl Like Grace” is one lesson not to be missed.