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African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2017)
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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.

Nse Ikpe-Etim to host show night
New CEO of AMAA: Dayo Ogunyemi.

Venue: Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos


AMAA 2017 NOMINEES AND WINNERS

THE SPECIAL JUY PRIZE: ‘The Legacy of the Hills’ by Ousmane Samassekou (Mali).
Africa Movie Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement : Nkem Owoh, aka Osuofia, Actor
Special Recognition Award: Celine Loader, Actress & Producer

1. THE NOMINEES FOR THE EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM:
1. Bout – Nigeria
2. On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
3. A Place for Myself – Rwanda
4. Silence – Nigeria
5. Kieza – Angola
6. Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK
7. Marabout – Senegal
8. A Place in the Plane – Senegal
WINNER (JOINT AWARD): ‘A PLACE FOR MYSELF’ (RWANDA) and ‘A PLACE IN THE PLANE’ (SENEGAL)

2. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION:
1. Black Barbie – Ghana
2. Got Flowers – Nigeria
3. Gyrow – Nigeria
4. Pull – Nigeria
WINNER: ‘GOT FLOWERS’ – (NIGERIA)

3. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY:
1. Legacy Of The Hills – Mali
2. Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
3. House in the Field – Morocco
4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
5. House of Nwapa – Nigeria
6. Mama Colonel – DRC
7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
8. La Colère dans le vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger
WINNER:’MAMA COLONEL’ – DRC-CONGO

4. THE NOMINEES FOR THE OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE:
1. Logun Ofe – Nigeria
2. Call Me Thief – South Africa
3. Félicité – Senegal
4. Vaya – South Africa
WINNER: ‘FÉLICITÉ’ – SENEGAL

5. THE NOMINEES FOR THE MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
1. Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada
2. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
3. Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA
4. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
5. Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA
WINNER: ‘WHILE WE LIVE’ – BURKINA FASO/SWEDEN

6. THE NOMINEES FOR THEAMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT ARE:
1. Kbela – Brazil
2. Ca$h Out – USA
3. The Tale of Four – Curacao
4. 90 Days – USA
WINNER (JOINT AWARD):’90 DAYS’ (USA) and ‘KBELA’ (BRAZIL)

7. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY:
1. I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France
2. 13th – USA
3. Les héritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)
4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA
WINNER: ‘13TH’ (USA)

8. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE:
1. West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe
2. Fences – USA
3. Birth of a Nation – USA
4. Double play – Curacao
5. Moonlight – USA
WINNER:’WEST INDIES GANG (Le Gang des Antillais)’ – Guadeloupe

9. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN:
1. Call Me Thief – South Africa
2. Félicité- Senegal
3. 76 – Nigeria
4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
5. The Last of Us- Tunisia
WINNER: ‘76′ (NIGERIA)

10. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:
1. Queen of Katwe- Uganda
2. Ayamma- Nigeria
3. Keteke – Ghana
4. The Last Of Us – Tunisia
5. Logun Ofe – Nigeria
WINNER: ‘QUEEN OF KATWE’ (UGANDA)

11. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP:
1. Dora’s Peace – South Africa
2. Oloibiri – Nigeria
3. Ayamma- Nigeria
4. The Last of Us – Tunisia
5. Slow Country- Nigeria
WINNER: ‘OLOIBIRI’ (NIGERIA)

12. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK:
1. Vaya – South Africa
2. 93 Days- Nigeria
3. A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco
4. 76 – Nigeria
5. Félicité – Senegal
6. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
WINNER: ‘FÉLICITÉ’ (SENEGAL)

13. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT:
1. Wulu – Mali
2. Oloibiri- Nigeria
3. Whale Caller – South Africa
4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
5. Slow Country – Nigeria
WINNER: ‘WULU’ (MALI)

14. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND:
1. 93 Days – Nigeria
2. Félicité – Senegal
3. Vaya – South Africa
4. Wulu- Mali
5. Dora’s Peace – South Africa
WINNER: ‘VAYA’ (SOUTH AFRICA)

15. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:
1. The Last of Us – Tunisia
2. The Whale Caller – South Africa
3. Félicité- Senegal
4. Vaya- South Africa
5. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
WINNER: Tunisian DoP Amine Messadi for ‘THE LAST OF US’ -(TUNISIA)

16. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING:
1. Call Me Thief- South Africa
2. Vaya – South Africa
3. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
4. CEO – Nigeria
5. Félicité- Senegal
WINNER: ‘Félicité’ (SENEGAL)

17. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY:
1. Oloibiri – Nigeria
2. Dora’s Peace- South Africa
3. Félicité – Senegal
4. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
5. Vaya – South Africa
WINNER: ‘VAYA’ (SOUTH AFRICA)

18. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017- LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM:
1. Green White Green
2. 93 Days
3. CEO
4. 76
5. Ayamma
6. Oloibiri
WINNER: ‘76′ (NIGERIA)

19. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR:
1. Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace
2. Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe
3. Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
4. Austin Rose – Call Me Thief
5. Adam Kanyama- While We Live
WINNER: MEDINA MOLANGA (‘QUEEN OF KATWE’)

20. THE NOMINEES FOR THE TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY:
1. Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa
2. Three Wise Men – Nigeria
3. Keteke – Ghana
4. A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria
WINNER: ‘THREE WISE MEN’- (NIGERIA)

21. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
1. Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
2. Warren Matsimola – Vaya
3. Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
4. Papi Mpaka – Félicité
5. Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
6. Majid Michel – Slow Country
WINNER: PAPI MPAKA’ for the film’Félicité’.

22. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
1. Inna Moja – Wulu
2. Theresa Edem – Ayamma
3. Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
4. Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
5. Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
6. Angélique Kidjo – CEO
WINNER: ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO for THE CEO

23. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
1. Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
2. Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
3. Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
4. Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
5. David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
6. Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
7. Ramsey Noah – 76
8. Jahwer Soudani – Last Of Us
WINNER: ‘JAHWAR SOUDANI’ for the film’LAST OF US’

24. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
1. Vero Tshanda – Félicité
2. Lydia Forson – Keteke
3. Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
4. Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
5. Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
6. Rita Dominic – 76
7. Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
8. Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya
WINNER: ‘VERO TSHANDA’ for the film ‘Félicité’

25. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR:
1. Happiness is a Four Letter Word -Thabang Molaya- South Africa
2. Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria
3. Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali
4. Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda
5. The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia
6. Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda
WINNER: ‘WULU’ by DAOUDA COULIBALY (MALI)

25. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR:
1. Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
2. Steve Gukas – 93 Days
3. Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
4. Izu Ojukwu – 76
5. Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
6. Akin Omotoso – Vaya
7. Alain Gomis – Félicité
8. Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
9. Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes
WINNER: ‘AKIN OMOTOSO’ (VAYA-South Africa)

26. THE NOMINEES FOR THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM:
1. The Last Of Us – Tunisia
2. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
3. 76 – Nigeria
4. Vaya- South Africa
5. 93 Days – Nigeria
6. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
7. Félicité – Senegal
8. Wulu – Mali
9. Call Me Thief – South Africa
THE WINNER OF THE OF THE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IS ‘Félicité’- SENEGAL

English

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.

Venue: Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos