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The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held on April 20th in Yenogoa, Bayelsa. The event was well attended by film personalities from around the world.  The event which is organized yearly by Peace Anyiam Osigwe is in its 10th year and had as special guest, African-American actor and director, Mario Van Peebles. Winners announced included the late Justus Esiri who won the award for Best actor in a Lead role for his role in the movie ‘Assassin’s Practice’. South African actress, Florence Masabe won the Best Actress award for her  role in the film, “Elelwani”. Other winners include Belinda Effah who won for Most Promising Actress (Kokomma), Niji Akanni  won the Best Director (Heroes & Zeroes), Gabriel Afolayan won Best actor in a supporting role (HoodRush) Kenneth Gyang won Best Film for ‘Confusion Na Wa’.

AMAA honored Chief Eddie Ugboma (OON), Sir Osifadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Babu, Pete Edochie and Tunde Kelani with Life Time Achievement Awards.  The award body also gave Special Recognition to ace producer, Emem Isong, veteran actors, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo, recognizing them as pillars of Nollywood.

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The 9th edition of the African Movies Academy Awards took place on Saturday night in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and featured movie personalities from all over the continent.

The award ceremony was hosted by Comedian Ayo Makun and British/Ghanian television presenter and actress, Ama K. Abebrese.

Nigerian projects to grab awards include the movie, Last Flight To Abuja & the documentary about fuel subsidy, Fueling Poverty. In addition Pete Edochie was honored with a Life Time Achievement award.

The list of winners are below.

  • Best Actress in a leading role — Florence Masebe
  • Best Actor in supporting role — Gabriel Afolayan
  • Best Promising Actor Award — Belinda Efah for Kokoma (Nigeria)
  • Best Screenplay — Heroes and Zeroes
  • Lifetime achievement award — Pete Edochie, Eddie Ugboma, Osita Okeke, Tunde Kelani
  • Best Film by Africans Abroad — Last Flight To Abuja by Obi Emelonye
  • Best Documentary — Fueling Poverty (Nigeria)
  • Best Short Film — Akosua Adoma Owusu by Kwaku Ananse (Ghana)
  • Best Nigerian Film Winner: Confusion Na Wa
  • Best Costume Design — Blood And Henna
  • Best Achievement in Sound Winner — Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
  • Best Achievement in Soundtrack Winner — The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
  • Best Diaspora Feature Winner — Stones In The Sun (Haiti/USA)
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography Winner — Uhlanga, The Mark
  • Best Achievement in Editing Winner — Heroes And Zeroes by Niji Akanni
  • Achievement In Lightning Winner — Moi Zaphira
  • Best Actress in A Supporting Role — Hermelinda Cimela (Virgin Magarida)
  • Best Promising Actor (Joint Winner) — Joseph Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life)
  • Best Child Actor Winning Movie: The Ugandan
  • Best Director Winner: Niji Akanni for the movie “Heroes And Zeroes
  • Best Picture — Confusion Na Wa, By Kenneth Gyang

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The AMAA 2012 was held for the first time in Lagos at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island. A lot of us might not have had the opportunity to attend this memorable occasion which saw all the movie stars across Africa in attendance. The iROKtv team as always was there to cover the event, from the red carpet event till the very end.

If you missed the AMAA, cry no more cos iROKtv is here to fill you in on all the activities that happened.

Grab a bowl of popcorn and celebrate with our African Stars.

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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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The official nominee list of the Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA is finally here, and you can bet that it’s littered with Nigerian talent. Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Uche Jumbo, Yvonne Okoro, Lancelot, Omotola and a host of others all grab nominations.

The event will be held on April 22nd and hosted by Jimmy Jean-Louis.

Check out the full nominee list.

AMAA 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
The Young Smoker – Nigeria
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
How Much Is Too Much – Kenya
AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
Toussanat Louverture – France
Ghetta Life – Jamaica
High Chicago – Canada
Elza – Guadelupe
Better Must Come – Jamaica
Kinyanrwanda – USA
AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany
White Wash – USA
Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadeloupe
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
The Lost One – USA
AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION
The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya
Oba – Nigeria
Climate Change Is Real – Kenya
Egu – South Africa
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 IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
Phone Swap – Nigeria
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Adesuwa – Nigeria
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
Queens Desire
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
Rugged Priest – Kenya
State Research Bureau – Uganda
Adesuwa – Nigeria
Somewhere in Africa – Ghana
Shattered – Kenya
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria
Adesuwa – Nigeria
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Behind The Mask
Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
Adesuwa – Nigeria
State Research Bureau – Uganda
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
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
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 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR
Neo Ntatleno (OJ) – State Of Violence
Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony
Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa
Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa
Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning
AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A 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
Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher
AMAA 2012 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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The African Movie Academy Awards 2011 was held on March 27th in Yenogoa, bayelsa state. The highlight of the night was the movie Viva Riva a Congolese Gangster Movie that six awards. See pictures & the full list of winners below:

 

Best Film
Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)

Best Director
Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga

Best Actress In Leading Role
Amake Abebrese – Sinking Sands

Best Actor In Leading Role
Themba Ndaba – Hopeville

Best Actress In Supporting Role
Marlene Longage – Viva Riva

Best Actor In Supporting Role
Hoji Fortuna – Viva Riva

Best Young Actor
Edward Kagutuzi – Mirror Boy
Best Child Actor
Sobahle Mkhabase (Thembi), Tschepang Mohlomi (Chili-Bite) And Sibonelo Malinga (Khwezi) – Izulu Lami

Best Film In African Language
Izulu Lami – Madoda Ncayiyana (South Africa)

Best Nigerian Film
Aramotu – Niji Akanni

Best Screenplay
Sinking Sands

Best Editing
Soul Boy

Best Cinematography
Viva Riva

Best Achievement In Sound
Shirley Adams

Best Visual Effects
A Small Town Called Descent

Best Soundtrack
Inale

Best Make Up
Sinking Sands

Best Costume Design
Aramotu

Best Production Design
Viva Riva

Best Film For African Abroad
In America: The Story Of The Soul Sisters – Rahman Oladigbolu (Nigeria/USA)

Best Diaspora Short Film
Precipice – Julius Amedume (UK)

Best Diaspora Documentary
Stuborn As A Mule – Miller Bargeron Jr & Arcelous Deiels (USA)

Best Diaspora Feature
Suicide Dolls – Keith Shaw (USA)

Best Documentary
Kondi Et Le Jeudi Nationale – Ariana Astrid Atodji (Cameroun)

Best Short Documentary
After The Mine – Diendo Hamadi & Dinta Wa Lusula (DRC)

Best Short Film
Dina – Mickey Fonseca (Mozambique)

Jim Iyke & Nse Ikpe-Etim

Jimmy Jean-Louis Receiving Award
Rita Dominic
Kate Henshaw
Dr. SID
Edward Kagutuzi
Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha
Kate Henshaw
Rita Dominic
Majid

 

Full gallery:

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Source: AMAA Website