2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards unveil nominations

Posted: March 21, 2012 in art/entertainment

Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the continent’s most prestigious awards for filmmakers has finally announced nominees in Banjul, the capital of Gambia, at an exclusive ceremony attended by celebrities, top government officials and capitals of industry from Gambia and other African countries.

The list which sees Nigerian films dominating the entire nomination also had a surprise entry by the barely two-week old Kunle Afoloiyan film titled, Phone Swap, making a noticeable entry.

The complete list:

For AMAA’s 2012 Best Short Film: JAMAA – Uganda; Look Again – Kenya; Maffe Tiga – Guinea; Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria; Hidden Life – South Africa; Mwansa The Great – Zimbabwe; Chumo – Tanzania; and The Young Smoker – Nigeria, complete the list.

For AMAA 2012 Best Documentary: African Election – Nigeria / Germany; Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda; Awa Ogbe An African Adventure – Algeria; Dear Mandella – South Africa; White & Black, Crime And Colour – Tanzania; The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana; There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle – Nigeria; and How Much Is Too Much – Kenya make up that category.

AMAA 2012 Best Diaspora Feature: Toussanat Louverture – France; Ghetta Life – Jamaica; High Chicago – Canada; Elza – Guadalupe; Better Must Come – Jamaica; and Kinyanrwanda – USA.

AMAA 2012 Best Diapora Documentary: The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany; White Wash – USA; Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadalupe; All Me The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert – USA.

AMAA 2012 Best Diaspora (Short Film): John Doe – USA; White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA; and The Lost One – USA.

AMAA 2012 Best Animation: The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya; Oba – Nigeria; Climate Change Is Real – Kenya;

Egu – South Africa; and Chomoka – Kenya.

AMAA 2012 Best Film by an African Living Abroad: Mystery Of Birds – USA / Nigeria; Housemates – United Kingdom / Nigeria; Ben Kross – Italy / Nigeria; Paparezzi Eye In The Dark – USA / Nigeria / Ghana.

AMAA 2012 Achievement Design: Somewhere In Africa – Ghana; Phone Swap – Nigeria; Otelo Burning – South Africa; Adesuwa – Nigeria; and How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa.

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Costume Design: The Captain Of Nakara ; Adesuwa – Nigeria; Rugged Priest – Kenya; Somewhere In Africa – Ghana; and Queens Desire

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Make-Up: Rugged Priest – Kenya; State Research Bureau – Uganda; Adesuwa – Nigeria; Somewhere in Africa – Ghana; and Shattered – Kenya.

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Soundtrack: Otelo Burning – South Africa; Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria; Adesuwa – Nigeria; How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa; and Somewhere In Africa – Ghana.

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Visual Effects: Behind The Mask; Somewhere In Africa – Ghana; Adesuwa – Nigeria; State Research Bureau – Uganda; and Otelo Burning – South Africa.

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Sound: State Of Violence – South Africa; Otelo Burning – South Africa; How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa; Man On Ground – South Africa; and Algiers Murder – South Africa.

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Cinematography: How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa; Otelo Burning – South Africa; Rugged Priest – Kenya; Masquerades – Ghana; Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria.

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Editing: Algiers Murder – South Africa; Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria; Unwanted Guest – Nigeria; How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa; Otelo Burning – South Africa; Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria.

AMAA 2012 Achievement in Screenplay: Ties That Bind – Ghana; Mr & Mrs – Nigeria; How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa; Otelo Burning – South Africa; Unwanted Guest – Nigeria; and Two Brides And A Baby – Nigeria.

AMAA 2012 Best Nigerian Film: Unwanted Guest; Family On Fire; Alero’s Symphony; Adesuwa; Phone Swap.

AMAA 2012 Best Film in an African Language: Chumo – Tanzania; State Of Violence – South Africa; Family On Fire – Nigeria; Otelo Burning – South Africa; Asoni – Cameroun.

AMAA 2012 Best Child Actor: Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) – Behind The Mask; Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning; Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank Job; Benjamin Abemigisha and Racheal Nduhukire (Derick and Margaret) – JAMAA; Ayinla O Abdulaheem – ZR-7.

AMAA 2012 BEest Young/Promising Actor: Neo Ntatleno (OJ) – State Of Violence; Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony; Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa; Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa; and Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning.

AMAA 2012 Best Actor in Supporting Role: Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How To Steal 2 Million; Fano Mokoena – Man On Ground; Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone Swap; Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two Brides And A Baby

Godfrey Theobejane – 48; Lwanda Jawar – Rugged Priest.

AMAA 2012 Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Terry Phetto – How To Steal 2 Million; Ebbe Bassey – Ties That Bind; Empress Njamah – Bank Job; Ngozi Ezeonu – Adesuwa; Thelma Okoduwa – Mr & Mrs; Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties That Bind.

AMAA 2012 Best Actor in a Leading Role: Menzi Ngubane – How To Steal 2 Million; Majid Micheal – Somewhere In Africa; Chet Anekwe – Unwanted Guest; Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning; Karabo Lance – 48

Wale Ojo – Phone Swap; Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man On Ground.

AMAA 2012 Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr & Mrs; Yvonne Okoro – Single Six; Ama K. Abebrese – Ties That Bind; Rita Dominic – Shattered; Uche Jombo – Damage; Millicent Makheido – 48;

Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai-Playing Warriors.

AMAA 2012 Best Director: Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun; Ties That Bind – Leila Djansi; Rugged Priest – Bob Nyanja; How To Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla; State Of Violence – Khalo Matabane; Man On Ground – Akin Omotoso; and Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher

AMAA 2011 Prize for Best Film: State Of Violence – South Africa; Adesuwa – Nigeria; Otelo Burning – South Africa; Rugged Priest – Kenya; How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa; Ties That Bind – Ghana; Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria.

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