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Monday, 15 May 2017

AMAA 2017: Akin Omotoso’s Vaya grabs ten nominations, Queen of Katwe, ’76 get eight



Vaya, a South African movie directed by Nigerian Akin Omotoso, has been nominated in ten categories for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2017.



The nominations were on Sunday announced by Bernie Goldblat, president of the AMAA jury, in Kigali, Rwanda.
This year, a total of thirty categories are up for grabs by Africa’s leading actors.
After Vaya, historical Nigerian drama, ’76, got the most nominations with eight.
Ugandan movie about local chess champions, Queen of Katwe which stars Lupita Nyong’o, was also nominated in eight categories.
93 Days, a movie about the 2014 Ebola crisis in Nigeria, earned seven nominations.
Oloibiri was also nominated in seven categories while action flick Slow Country got four.
EFERE OZAKO AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Bout – Nigeria
On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
A Place for Myself – Rwanda
Silence – Nigeria
Kieza – Angola
Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK
Marabout – Senegal
A Place in the Plane – Senegal
AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
Black Barbie – Ghana
Got Flowers – Nigeria
Gyrow – Nigeria
Pull – Nigeria
AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
Legacy Of The Hills – Mali
Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
House in the Field – Morocco
Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
House of Nwapa – Nigeria
Mama Colonel – DRC
The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger
OUSMANE SEMBENE AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
Logun Ofe – Nigeria
Call Me Thief – South Africa
Félicité – Senegal
Vaya – South Africa
MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada
While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA
AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
Kbela – Brazil
Ca$h Out – USA
The Tale of Four – Curacao
90 Days – USA
AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France
13th – USA
Les heritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)
Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA
AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe
Fences – USA
Birth of a Nation – USA
Double play – Curacao
Moonlight – USA
AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN THE DIASPORA
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AMAA SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTROR IN THE DIASPORA
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AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR IN THE DIASPORA
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AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Call Me Thief – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
76 – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
The Last of Us- Tunisia
ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Queen of Katwe- Uganda
Ayamma- Nigeria
Keteke – Ghana
The Last Of Us – Tunisia
Logun Ofe – Nigeria
AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
Dora’s Peace – South Africa
Oloibiri – Nigeria
Ayamma- Nigeria
The Last of Us – Tunisia
Slow Country- Nigeria
AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
Vaya – South Africa
93 Days- Nigeria
A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
Wulu – Mali
Oloibiri- Nigeria
Whale Caller – South Africa
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Slow Country – Nigeria
AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
93 Days – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
Vaya – South Africa
Wulu- Mali
Dora’s Peace – South Africa
AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Last of Us – Tunisia
The Whale Caller – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
Vaya- South Africa
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
Call Me Thief- South Africa
Vaya – South Africa
While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
CEO – Nigeria
Félicité- Senegal
AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
Oloibiri – Nigeria
Dora’s Peace- South Africa
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
Vaya – South Africa
LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
Green White Green
93 Days
CEO
76
Ayamma
Oloibiri
AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace
Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe
Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
Austin Rose – Call Me Thief
Adam Kanyama– While We Live
TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY
Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa
Three Wise Men – Nigeria
Keteke – Ghana
A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria
AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
Warren Matsimola – Vaya
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Papi Mpaka – Félicité
Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
Majid Michel – Slow Country
AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Inna Moja – Wulu
Theresa Edem – Ayamma
Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
Angelique Kidjo – CEO
AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
Ramsey Noah – 76
Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us
AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Vero Tshanda – Félicité
Lydia Forson – Keteke
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
Rita Dominic – 76
Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya
AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
Happiness is a Four Letter Word –Thabang Molaya- South Africa
Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria
Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali
Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda
The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia
Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda
AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
Steve Gukas – 93 Days
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
Akin Omotosho – Vaya
Alain Gomis – Félicité
Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes
AWARD FOR BEST FILM
The Last Of Us – Tunisia
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Vaya- South Africa
93 Days – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Félicité – Senegal
Wulu – Mali
Call Me Thief – South Africa


( The Cable Lifestyle)



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