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African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2016)
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The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) regarded as the most prestigious film awards for African filmmakers with extensive sphere of influence spanning other climes including South America and the Caribbean Islands.

ABOUT THE AFRICAN MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS (AMAA)
The African Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA and The AMA Awards (and fondly dubbed’The African Oscars’), are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. Founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy. The awards are aimed 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.

New CEO of AMAA: Dayo Ogunyemi.

AMAA 2016 NOMINATION LIST


1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Ivory Coast
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

2. 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. Coût du Mythe (Le), by Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso

3. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral (Les funérailles de mon père), by (Late) Lorenzo Mbiahou Kemajou – Cameroon
2. Nollywood (Something from Nothing) – Nigeria/Jordan
3. Tchindas – Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree (L’arbre sans fruit), by Aïcha Macky – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman (Une femme à la caméra), by Karima Zoubir – Morocco

4. 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

5. 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

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

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

8. 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

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

10. AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. Eye of the storm (L’oeil du cyclone)
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed Ones
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story

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

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

13. 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

14. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone) – Burkina Faso
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. The Cursed Ones – Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors – Morocco
5. Falling – Nigeria
6. Rebecca – Ghana

15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Cursed ones
2. Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone)
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty

16. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed Ones
4. Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone)
5. Hear me Move

17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. The Cursed Ones
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone)
5. Beyond Blood

18. 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

19. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move (directed by Scottnes L. Smith)
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed Ones
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri

20. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed Ones
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone)
4. Odunlade Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something

21. 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

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

23. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Zineb Obeid – Behind Closed Doors (Derrière les portes fermées)
2. Adesua Etomi – Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Diaye – Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone)
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

24. 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

25. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah / The Cursed Ones
2. Biyi Bandele – Fifty
3. Sekou Traoré- Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone)
4. Sara Blecher – Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey – Le Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus – Dry
7. Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

26. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Cursed Ones- Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du cyclone) – Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. Le Pagne – Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors (Derrière les portes fermées) – Morocco


Winners -AMAA 2016 Awards:
BEST SHORT FILM – Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
BEST ANIMATION – The Pencil – Burkina Faso
BEST DOCUMENTARY – The Fruitless Tree -Niger
BEST DIASPORA SHORT – Across The Track – USA
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
ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN – The Cursed One – Ghana
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP – Soldiers Story
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK – O-Town – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS – Oshimiri – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY – The Cursed One
ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING – Hear me Move – South Africa
ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY – Tell me Something Sweet
BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE – Missing God – Nigeria
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE – Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Something Sweet
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Daniel K Daniel – Soldiers Story
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
BEST FILM – Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso
BEST DIRECTOR – Nana Obiri-Yaboah, Maximilian Clausse
BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR – Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – for her role in DRY (directed by Stephanie Linus)