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AMAA Announces Nominations For 2016–See List Below

The AMAA nomination list for its 12th edition series was announced yesterday evening, at the Protea Hotel- Ikeja, Lagos.

The announcement was made by Shaibu Husseini, the President of this year’s AMAA jury.

Husseini announced the nominations in 26 categories at a media event yesterday noting that AMAA received over 420 films from filmmakers across 25 African countries of which 250 feature films and eight short films were nominated by the jury.

However, competing for the best film slot are Dry (Nigeria), Ayanda (South Africa), Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa), The Cursed One (Ghana), Fifty (Nigeria), Eye of the Storm (Burkina Faso), La Pagne (Niger) and Behind Closed Doors (Morocco), he said.

Husseini also disclosed that AMAA received nominations from Cape Verde, Gambia, Morocco, Uganda, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cameroun, Mali, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Algeria and Egypt, including Nigeria and expressed satisfaction about the quality of the films.

In his words:

“We are very happy about the quality of works that came into the competition this year and it gladdens our heart that every year the objectives of the awards are being achieved with film makers in Africa and beyond upping their game,” said Husseini.

This year’s (AMAA) is scheduled to hold on June 11, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Find complete list of this year’s nominees below:

 

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi – Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of Nigerian Couple – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
1. Lines – USA
2. Raptors – USA
3. Across The Track – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues – USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. America Is Still the Place – USA
2. Ben & Ara – USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God – Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria

AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. Eye of the storm
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed One
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Oshimiri
2. The Cursed One
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1. O-Town – Nigeria
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. Hear me Move – South Africa
2. Oshimiri – Nigeria
3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors – Morocco
5. Falling – Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Cursed one
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed One
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. The Cursed One
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood

AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Beyond Blood
2. Dry
3. Fifty
4. Missing God
5. Falling
6. O’Town

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
4. Adeolu Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1. MONA – Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
3. 8 Bars and a Clef- Chioma Onyenwe

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah – The Cursed One
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus – Dry
7. Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco

The AMAA is an African Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA. The awards aim at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture. The award presentation is attended by numerous media executives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world. The AMA awards are widely considered to be Africa’s most important film event and the most prestigious film award in Africa.The 2016 ceremony is scheduled to hold on 11th June 2016 and will take place in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State – Nigeria. AMAA was founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy.

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