African Movie Academy Awards 2012… The Winners

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It was a big night for the movie industry as the African Movie Academy Awards brought out the best and brightest in Africa.

Popular Ghanaian actor Majid Michel and Nigerian Nollywood star Rita Dominic snagged up ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’ category.

Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nigerian actor OC Ukeje hosted the show and  Hollywood stars Morris Chestnut, Lynn Whitfield, Maya Gilbert and Rockmond Dumbar were present at the show.

Check out full list

AMAA 2012 Best Short Film
1. JAMAA – Uganda
2. Look Again – Kenya
3. Maffe Tiga – Guinea
4. Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria [WINNER]
5. Hidden Life – South Africa
6. Mwansa The Great – Zimbabwe
7. Chumo – Tanzania
8. The Young Smoker – Nigeria
AMAA 2012 Best Documentary
1. African Election – Nigeria/Germany [WINNER]
2. Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda
3. Awa Ogbe: An African Adventure –Algeria
4. Dear Mandella – South Africa
5. White & Black; Crime And Colour – Tanzania
6. The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana
7. There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle –Nigeria
8. How Much Is Too Much – Kenya
AMAA 2012 Best Diaspora Feature
1. Toussanat Louverture – France [WINNER]
2. Ghetta Life – Jamaica
3. High Chicago– Canada
4. Elza – Guadelupe
5. Better Must Come – Jamaica
6. Kinyanrwanda – USA
AMAA 2012 Best Diaspora Documentary
1. The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany [WINNER]
2. White Wash – USA
3. Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadelupe
4. All Me: The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert – USA
AMAA 2012 Best Diaspora (Short Film)
1. John Doe – USA
2. White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA [WINNER]
3. The Lost One – USA
AMAA 2012 Best Animation
1. The Legend Of Ngog Hills – (Kenya) [WINNER]
2. Oba – (Nigeria)
3. Climate Change Is Real – (Kenya)
4. Egu – (South Africa)
5. Chomoka – (Kenya)
AMAA 2012 Best Film By An African Living Abroad
1. Mystery Of Birds – USA/Nigeria [WINNER]
2. Housemates – UK/Nigeria
3. Ben Kross – Italy/Nigeria
4. Paparezzi Eye In The Dark – USA/Nigeria/Ghana
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Production Design
1. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
2. Phone Swap – Nigeria [WINNER]
3. Otelo Burning – South Africa
4. Adesuwa – Nigeria
5. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Costume Design
1. The Captain Of Nakara – Kenya
2. Adesuwa – Nigeria [WINNER]
3. Rugged Priest – Kenya
4. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
5. Queen’s Desire – Ghana
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Make-Up
1. Rugged Priest – Kenya
2. State Research Bureau – Uganda
3. Adesuwa – Nigeria
4. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
5. Shattered – Kenya [WINNER]
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Soundtrack
1. Otelo Burning – South Africa
2. Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria [WINNER]
3. Adesuwa – Nigeria
4. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
5. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Visual Effects
1. Behind The Mask –
2. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
3. Adesuwa – Nigeria [WINNER]
4. State Research Bureau – Uganda
5. Otelo Burning – South Africa
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Sound
1. State Of Violence – South Africa [WINNER]
2. Otelo Burning – South Africa
3. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
4. Man On Ground – South Africa
5. Algiers Murder – South Africa
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Cinematography
1. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
2. Otelo Burning – South Africa [WINNER]
3. Rugged Priest – Kenya
4. Masquerades – Ghana
5. Man On Ground – South Africa/Nigeria
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Editing
1. Algiers Murder – South Africa
2. Man On Ground – South Africa/Nigeria
3. Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
4. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa [WINNER]
5. Otelo Burning – South Africa
6. Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria
AMAA 2012 Achievement In Screenplay
1. Ties That Bind – Ghana [WINNER]
2. Mr & Mrs – Nigeria
3. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
4. Otelo Burning – South Africa
5. Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
6. Two Brides And A Baby – Nigeria
AMAA 2012 Best Nigerian Film
1. Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
2. Family On Fire – Nigeria
3. Alero’s Symphony
4. Adesuwa [WINNER]
5. Phone Swap
AMAA 2012 Best Film In An African Language
1. Chumo (Tanzania)
2. State Of Violence (South Africa) [WINNER]
3. Family On Fire (Nigeria)
4. Otelo Burning (South Africa)
5. Asoni (Cameroun)
AMAA 2012 Best Child Actor
1. Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) – Behind The Mask
2. Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning [WINNER]
3. Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank Job
5. Benjamin Abemigisha & Racheal Nduhukire (Derick And Margaret) – JAMAA
6. Ayinla O. Abdulaheem – Zr-7
AMAA 2012 Best Young/Promising Actor
1. Neo Ntatleno (Oj) – State Of Violence
2. Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony [WINNER]
3. Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa
4. Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa
5. Thomas Gumede& Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning
AMAA 2012 Best Actor In A Supporting Role
1. Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How to Steal 2 Million [WINNER]
2. Fano Mokoena – Man on Ground
3. Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone Swap
4. Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two Brides and a Baby
5. Godfrey Theobejane – 48
6. Lwanda Jawar –Rugged Priest
AMAA 2012 Best Actress In A Supporting Role
1. Terry Phetto –How To Steal 2 Million [WINNeR]
2. Ebbe Bassey –Ties That Bind
3. Empress Njamah –Bank Job
4. Ngozi Ezeonu –Adesuwa
5. Thelma Okoduwa –Mr & Mrs
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties That Bind
AMAA 2012 Best Actor In A Leading Role
1. Menzi Ngubane – How to Steal 2 Million
2. Majid Micheal – Somewhere In Africa [WINNER]
3. Chet Anekwe – Unwanted Guest
4. Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning
5. Karabo Lance – 48
6. Wale Ojo – Phone Swap
7. Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man on Ground
AMAA 2012 Best Actress In A Leading Role
1. Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr & Mrs
2. Yvonne Okoro – Single Six
3. Ama K. Abebrese – Ties That Bind
4. Rita Dominic – Shattered [WINNER]
5. Uche Jombo – Damage
6. Millicent Makheido – 48
7. Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai – Playing Warriors
AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Director
1. Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun
2. Ties That Bind – Leila Djansi
3. Rugged Priest – Bob Nyanja
4. How to Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla [WINNER]
5. State Of Violence – Khalo Matabane
6. Man on Ground – Akin Omotoso
7. Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher
AMAA 2012 Best Film
1. State Of Violence (South Africa)
2. Adesuwa (Nigeria)
3. Otelo Burning (South Africa)
4. Rugged Priest (Kenya)
5. How to Steal 2 Million (South Africa) [WINNER]
6. Ties That Bind (Ghana)
7. Man on Ground (South Africa/NIGERIA)
AMAA 2012 SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria

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