The 13th African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA 2017, ended in the early hours of Sunday and Senegalese movie, Felicite, was the biggest winner of the night, winning six AMAAs, the most of all the contenders.
Felicite took home awards in three of the five major categories, winning best film, best actress in a leading role, and best-supporting actor.
Nigerian historical drama, ’76, won three awards from its eight nominations.
In total, Nigeria won nine awards, including the special recognition honour given to veteran comic-actor, Nkem Owoh.
The awards ceremony, which was initially scheduled to hold at the National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, couldn’t be staged there, because the host city could not put the venue in order for the event; forcing the organizers to settle for the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The 2017 AMAA awards ceremony was hosted by Nse Ikpe Etim,
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Idiat Adebule stated that his administration would continue to provide platforms for showcasing and celebrating creative arts, talents and originality.
The governor said every successful stakeholder in the industry found Lagos State to be a home as it was the hub of the entertainment industry in Africa.
The 2018 African Movie Academy Awards will be hosted in Rwandan City of Kigali.
Here is the Full List of Winners At AMAA 2017
Best Short Film
A Place For Myself (Rwanda) & A Place In the Plane (Senegal)
Got Flowers (Nigeria)
Mama Colonel (DRC)
Best Film in an African Language
Best Film by an African Living Abroad
While We Live (Burkina Faso/Sweden)
Best Diaspora Short
90 Days (US) & Kbela (Brazil)
Achievement in Production Design
Achievement in Costume
Queen of Katwe (Uganda)
Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Sound
Vaya (South Africa)
Achievement in Cinematography
The Last Of Us (Tunisia)
Achievement in Editing
Achievement in Screenplay
Vaya (South Africa)
Lagos State Award for Best Nigerian Film
Best Young/Promising Actor
Medina Molanga (Queen of Katwe)
Tony Elumelu Award for Best Comedy
3 Wise Men (Nigeria)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Angelique Kidjo (CEO: Nigeria)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Papi Mpaka (Felicitè: Senegal)
AMAA Lifetime Achievement Award
Nkem Owoh (Nigeria)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Vero Tshanda (Felicitè: Senegal)
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jahwar Soudani (The Last of Us: Tunisia)
Best First Feature Film by a Director
Daouda Coulibaly (Wulu: Mali)
Akin Omotosho (Vaya: South Africa)
Special Recognition Award