Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2017) – All You Need To know

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AMAA 2017 (Africa Movie Academy Award 2017) seems to offer some excitements as a number of countries have now been involved in the process. The Africa Movie Academy Award is an annual celebration to recognize excellence of professionals in the African film industry.

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The AMAA strictly focuses on three major areas, which are:

  • To promote African Actors, Actresses, Producers and their works internationally.
  • To unite Africa through acts, and
  • To Produce a world-class movie award.

The AMAA 2017 nominations party took place over the weekend in Rwanda; at the Camp, Kigali.

AMAA 2017: Official list Of Nominees



Here are the lists of the AMAA 2017 nominees:

Best Short Film Category

  • Bout – Nigeria
  • A Place For Myself – Rwanda
  • Malabo – Senegal
  • On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
  • Silence – Nigeria
  • Kieza – Angola
  • Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa – Nigeria/UK
  • Marabout – Senegal
  • A Place in the Plane – Senegal

Best Documentary

  • Legacy of the Hills – Mali
  • Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
  • House in the Field – Morocco
  • Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
  • House of Nwapa – Nigeria
  • Mama Colonel – DRC
  • The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
  • La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger

Best Diaspora Feature

  • West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe
  • Fences – United States of America
  • Birth of a Nation – United States of America
  • Double Play – Curacao
  • Moonlight – United States of America

Best Diaspora Documentary

  • I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France
  • 13th – United States of America
  • Les heritiers du Vietnam – Vietnam
  • Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – United States of America

Best Animation

  • Black Barbie – Ghana
  • Got Flowers – Nigeria
  • Gyrow – Nigeria
  • Pull – Nigeria

Achievement in Production Design

  • Call Me Thief – South Africa
  • Félicité – Senegal
  • 76 – Nigeria
  • Queen of Katwe – Uganda
  • The Last of Us – Tunisia

Achievement in Costume Design

  • Queen of Katwe – Uganda
  • Ayamma – Nigeria
  • Keteke – Ghana
  • The Last Of Us – Tunisia
  • Logun Ofe – Nigeria

Achievement in Make-Up

  • Dora’s Peace – South Africa
  • Oloibiri – Nigeria
  • Ayamma – Nigeria
  • The Last of Us – Tunisia
  • Slow Country – Nigeria

Achievement in Soundtrack

  • Vaya – South Africa
  • 93 Days – Nigeria
  • A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
  • 76 – Nigeria
  • Félicité – Senegal
  • While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden

Achievement in Visual Effect

  • Wulu – Mali
  • Oloibiri – Nigeria
  • Whale Caller –  South Africa
  • Queen of Katwe –  Uganda
  • Slow Country – Nigeria

Achievement in Sound

  • 93 Days – Nigeria
  • Félicité – Senegal
  • Vaya – South Africa
  • Wulu – Mali
  • Dora’s Peace – South Africa

Achievement in Cinematography

  • The Last of Us – Tunisia
  • The Whale Caller – South Africa
  • Félicité – Senegal
  • Vaya – South Africa
  • A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada

Achievement in Editing

  • Call Me Thief – South Africa
  • Vaya – South Africa
  • While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
  • CEO – Nigeria
  • Félicité – Tunisia

Best Film by an African Living Abroad

  • Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada
  • While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
  • Theory of Conflict – Nigeria/United States of America
  • A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
  • Hell’s Fury – Nigeria/United States of America

Best Actor in a Leading Role

AMAA 2017

  • Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
  • Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
  • Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
  • Amine Ennaji – A Mile in My Shoes
  • David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
  • Dann Jaques Mouton – Call Me Thief
  • Ramsey Noah – 76
  • Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Vero Tshanda – Félicité
  • Lydia Forson – Keteke
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
  • Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
  • Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
  • Rita Dominic – 76
  • Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
  • Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya

Best Diaspora Short Film

  • Kbela – Brazil
  • Ca$h Out – United States of America
  • The Tale of Four – Curacao
  • 90 Days – United States of America

Achievement in Screenplay

  • Oloibiri – Nigeria
  • Dora’s Peace – South Africa
  • Félicité – Tunisia
  • While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
  • Vaya – South Africa

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Best Nigerian Film

  • Green White Green
  • 93
  • CEO
  • 76
  • Oloibiri Ayanma

Best Film in an African Language

  • Logun Ofe – Nigeria
  • Call Me Thief – South Africa
  • Félicité – Senegal
  • Vaya – South Africa

Most Promising Actor

  • Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace
  • Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe
  • Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
  • Austin Rose – Call Me Thief
  • Adam Kanyama – While We Live

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
  • Warren Matsimola – Vaya
  • Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
  • Papi Mpaka – Félicité
  • Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
  • Majid Michel – Slow Country

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

AMAA 2017

  • Inna Moja – Wulu
  • Theresa Edem – Ayamma
  • Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
  • Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
  • Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
  • Angelique Kidjo – CEO

Best Director

  • Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
  • Steve Gukas – 93 Days
  • Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
  • Izu Ojukwu – 76
  • Daryen Joshua – Call Me Thief
  • Akin Omotosho – Vaya
  • Alain Gomis – Félicité
  • Ala Eddine Slim – The Last Of Us
  • Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

Best Film

  • The Last Of Us – Tunisia
  • A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
  • 76 – Nigeria
  • Vaya – South Africa
  • 93 Days – Nigeria
  • Queen of Katwe – Uganda
  • Félicité – Senegal
  • Wulu – Mali
  • Call Me Thief – South Africa

Best First Feature Film by a Director

  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Thabang Molaya
  • Green White Green – Abba Makama
  • Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly
  • Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel
  • The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim
  • Rain – Daniel Mugerwa

Best Comedy

  • Funny Enough – South Africa
  • Three Wise Men – Nigeria
  • Keteke – Ghana
  • A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria

Lagos State Award For Best Nigerian Film

  • Green White Green
  • 93 Days
  • CEO
  • 76
  • Ayamma
  • Oloibiri

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