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Sunday, 17 March 2013

AMAA 2013: Justus Esiri, Rita Dominic, OC Ukeje, Last Flight to Abuja – See full nomination list


The organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), last night unveiled the list of nominees for this year’s ceremony, which is scheduled for April 25 in Bayelsa.
The screening committees for the awards, have been working since the last edition, to pick out the best movies and actors on the continent and in a statement noted that, “various African filmmakers have refined their works and have tried to produce exceptional movies that could compete on the biggest movie platforms in the world.”
Here is the full list of nominations:
1. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Short Film 
  1. Dead River – Namibia
  2. Elegy For A Revolutionary- SA
  3. Yellow Fever – Kenya
  4. Kwaku Ananse– Ghana
  5. Nhamo– Zimbabwe
  6. Big Daddy – Nigeria
  7. Release- South Africa
  8.  Burnt Forest- Kenya

2. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Documentary 
  1. Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria
  2. Gun To Tape- South Africa
  3. Swimming The Zambezi – South Africa
  4. Give Me Back My Home – Kenya
  5. The African Cypher Fly On The Wall- South Africa

3. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Feature
  1. Against The Grain -USA
  2. Between Friends- Trinidad Tobago
  3. Stones In The Sun- Haiti/USA

4. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Documentary
  1. Fan Do Brasil (Brazil/Guatamela)
  2. My Thiero Boys (USA)
  3. Red, White, Black And Blue (US)

5. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora (Short Film)
We are not considering nominations in this category because the AMAA jury does not feel the entries were representative of the genre.

 6. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Animation
  1. Tageni’s Dol- (Namibia)
  2. Adventure Of Zambezia– (South Africa)
  3. Mission Impossible – (Nigeria)
  4. Oba – (Nigeria)
  5. Lion Of Judah (South Africa)
7. AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Film by an African abroad 
  1. Turning Point – USA/Nigeria
  2. Assasins Practice – UK/Nigeria
  3. Last Flight To Abuja– UK/Nigeria
  4. Bianca – USA/Nigeria
  5. Wolwich Boys – UK/Nigeria

8. AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Production Design 
  1. Virgin Magarida
  2. Elelwani
  3. The Twin Sword
  4. The Contract
  5. Blood And Henna
  6. Okoro The Prince

9. AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Costume Design
  1. Twin Sword
  2. Elelwani
  3. Virgin Magarida
  4. Blood And Henna
  5. The Meeting
  6. Cobweb

10. AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Make-Up 
  1. The Meeting
  2. Twin Sword
  3. Elelwani
  4.  Ninah’s Dowry
  5. Okoro The Prince
  6. Uhlanga, The Mark

11. AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Soundtrack
  1. Journey To Self
  2. Okoro The Prince
  3. The Last Fishing Boat
  4. Hoodrush
  5. Nairobi Half Life
  6. The Twin Sword

12. AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Visual Effects
  1. Okoro The Prince
  2. The Twin Sword
  3. Elelwani
  4. Last Flight To Abuja
  5. Uhlanga, The Mark
  6. Awakening

13. AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Sound 
  1. Last Flight To Abuja
  2. Streets Of Calabar
  3. Hereos And Zereos
  4. Zama Zama
  5. Virgin Magarida
  6. Nairobi Half Life
14. AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Cinematography
1. Virgin Magarida
2. Nairobi Half Life
3. Uhlanga, The Mark
4. Swirl In Bamako
5. The Twin Sword
6. Elelwani
 15. AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Editing
1. Last Flight To Abuja
2. The Contract
3. Elelwani
4. Nairobi Half Life
5. Uhlanga The Mark
6. Hereos And Zereos

16. AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Lightning
1. Zama Zama
2. The Flower Girl
3. Moi Zaphira
4. Elelwani
5. Uhlanga The Mark

17. AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Screenplay
1. The Contract
2. Ninah’s Dowry
3. Hereos And Zereos
4. Alan Poza
5. Blood And Henna
6. Zama Zama

18. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Nigerian Film
1. Blood And Henna
2. Hereos And Zereos
3. The Meeting
4.Confusion Na Wa
5. The Twin Sword
6. Kokomma
7. Okoro The Prince

19. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film In An African Language 
1. Moi Zaphira – Burkina Faso
2. Elelwani (South Africa)
3. The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
4. Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
5. Blood And Henna – Nigeria
6. Sherifa – Togo
7. Kokomma- Nigeria

20. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Child Actor
The AMAA admin will provide the names of the specific child actors that have been nominated in this category and that can be looked up on the website. But the films that produced the Best Child Actors are-
  1. Cobweb
  2. The Ugandan
  3. Imbabazi, The Pardon
  4. Ninah’s Dowry
  5. Swirl In Bamako
  6. Salimatu Traore (Moi Zaphira)

21. AMMA 2013 Prize For Best Promising Actor
1. Belinda Effah – Kokomma
2. Sumela Maculuva – Virgin Magarida
3. Joseph Wairimu – Nairobi Half Life
4. Shonelo Mbutho – Ulanga The Mark
5. Karoumwi Olakunle – The Twin Sword

22. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Supporting Role
1. Gabriel Afolayan - Hoodrush
2. Ali Nuhu – Blood And Henna
3. Olwenya Maina – Nairobi Half Life
4.  Alfred Atungu – Twin Sword
5. Ikponmwosa Gold – Confusion Na Wa

23. AMAA  2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Supporting Role
1. Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida
2. Patience Ozokwo – Turning Point
3. Linda Ejiofor – The Meeting
4. Crista Eka – Ninah’s Dowry
5. Foluke Daramola – Cobweb
24. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Leading Role
1. OC Ukeje  – Alan Poza
2. Bimbo Manuel – Hereos And Zereos
3. Lindani Nkosi – Zama Zama
4. Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
5. Hlomla Dandala – The Contract
6. Femi Jacobs – The Meeting
7. Amurin Wumnembom – Ninah’s Dowry

25. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Leading Role
1.  Yvonne Okoro – The Contract
2. Florence Masebe - Elelwani
3. Mariam Ouedraogo – Moi Zaphira
4. Rita Dominic – The Meeting
5. Mbutung Seikeh – Ninah’s Diary
6. Flora Suya – Last Fishing Boat

26. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Director
1. Kenneth Gyang – Confusion Na Wah
2. Shemu Joyah – Last Fishing Boat
3. Shirley Frimpong Manso- Contract
4. Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes
5. David Kitounga – Nairobi Half Life
6. Ntshavheni Wa Luruli - Elelwani

27. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film
1. Nairobi Half Life  (Kenya)
2.  Ninah’s Dowry (Cameroun)
3. Last Fishing Boat – (Malawi)
4. Virgin Margarida (Mozambique)
5. Elelwani (South Africa)
6. Last Flight To Abuja (Nigeria)
7. Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)

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