Bahamas FF to Honor Okonedo as Rising Star

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | iW NOW November 12, 2009 at 5:44AM

Bahamas FF to Honor Okonedo as Rising Star
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The Bahamas International Film Festival will be honoring Sophie Okonedo ("Hotel Rwanda," "Skin") with their Rising Star Award. Okonedo will receive the award in a special awards ceremony December 16 in Nassau. BIFF Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool said the following in a prepared statement, “Having Sophie Okonedo as the 2009 BIFF Rising Star honoree could not be any more perfect. She is one of the most talented and gracious actresses on screen today. We know the Bahamian community will embrace her and help us celebrate her past, current and, most certainly, future success. As anyone who has seen Sophie’s collection of feature film performances can attest, her star is most definitely one on a meteoric rise.” [Bryce J Renninger]