The Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards, commonly known as The African Oscars, are U.S. awards for achievements in the film industry and The NAFCA Special Honors are awarded to recognize outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments. Winners are awarded the NAFCA Trophies, officially the Award of Merit that is much better known by its nickname NAFCA. The awards, first presented in 2011 at the RTP Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham North Carolina, are overseen by the Nollywood Film Critics USA. The NAFCA Special Honors were presented for the first time in 2011 to President Nelson Mandela. Recipients of this award in subsequent years include President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, President Jonathan E. Goodluck and President Ellen J. Sirleaf. Presentations of the African Oscars and The NAFCA Special Honors are made yearly during the second weekend in September. The African Oscars NAFCA is designed to globally promote African Cinema and culture. The prestigious Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (African Oscars) are awards of merit and are considered the highest Diaspora award. The 4th African Oscars - NAFCA and The Special NAFCA Honours 2014 awards will be held at the Legendary Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on the 13th of September.