AMAA 2016 [Photos And Full List Of Winners]

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The 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2016) was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Dr. Obi Wali Event Centre, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. The ceremony recognized and honored excellence among directors, actors, and writers in the film industry. The awards night was hosted by Chris Attoh, Mike Ezuruonye and Kgopedi Lilokoe. It aired live on NTA to over 100 million viewers worldwide.

Highlights of the awards night include a power outage at the Centre that interrupted proceedings. Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva won lifetime awards. Richard Mofe Damijo dedicated his Lifetime Achievement Award to Niger Delta youths.

Pete Edochie urged the Federal Government through the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who was present at the awards to restore the teaching of history in the school crurriculum.

The nominees for the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony were announced on 15 May 2016. The Cursed Ones led with 13 nominations while South African films Tell Me Sweet Something and Ayanda were tied with 9 nods each. Ghana had a total of 15 nominations with 5 films including The Cursed Ones, Rebecca, Cursed Treasure, Daggers of Life and The Peculiar Life of a Spider.

Winners were announced during the ceremony on Saturday. Winners include Daniel K Daniel, Thishiwe Ziqubu, “Meet the Parents,” “Dry,” “Soldier Story,” “Tell Me Something New,” among others.

AMAA 2016 Award for Best Short Film

Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Hear me Move

ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

Tell me Something Sweet

BEST ANIMATION

The Pencil – Burkina Faso

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Fruitless Tree – Niger

BEST DIASPORA SHOT

Across The Track – USA

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA

BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

Ben & Ara – USA

BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

Agents of Change

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Eye of the Storm

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Dry

OUSMANE SEMBENE AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Missing God – Nigeria

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Cursed One – Ghana

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Soldiers Story

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

O-Town – Nigeria

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda

BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS

Oshimiri – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Cursed One

BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE

Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Something Sweet

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Daniel K Daniel – Soldiers Story

BEST FILM

The Cursed One – Ghana

Fifty – Nigeria

Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso

Ayanda – South Africa

La Pagne – Niger

Dry – Nigeria

Tell me Sweet Something – South Africa

Behind Closed  Doors – Morocco

BEST DIRECTOR

Nana Obiri-Yaboah, Maximilian Clausse – The Cursed One

Biyi Bandele – Fifty

Sekou Toure – Eye of the Storm

Sara Blecher – Ayanda

Moussa Hamadou Djingarey – La Pagne

Stephanie Linus – Dry

Akin Omotoso – Tell Me Something Sweet

Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACT

Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move

Ophelia Xlenan Dzidzornu – The Cursed One

Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry

Ifu Ennada – O’Town

Eve Esin – Oshimiri

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