The 17th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Award, AMAA held on Sunday November 28 at the Marriott Hotel, with many carting home awards in recognitio
The 17th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Award, AMAA held on Sunday November 28 at the Marriott Hotel, with many carting home awards in recognition of their brillance and excellence in African cinema.
Over 500 films were submitted for nomination but 26 categories were eventually considered.
Hosted by the duo of Chioma Omeruah aka Chigurl and Stanley Chibuna, otherwise known as Funny Bone, the two gave a spectacular performance which added glamour to the occasion.
The event was attended by the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who arrived the venue early with his entourage.
Two movies, Eyimofe and Gravedigger’s
wife won big at the event. The two movies carted home five awards each in different categories.
Below is the full list of winners from AMAA
Best Film – The Gravedigger’s wife by Khadar Ahmed
National Film and Video Censor Board Award for Best Nigeria Film – Eyimofe by Chuko and Arie Esiri
Best Feature Film by a Director – Eyimofe by Chuko and Arie Esiri
Best Actress in a leading role – Joan Agba in the movie Stain
Best Actor in a leading role – Omar Abdi in the movie the Gravedigger’s wife
Best Supporting Actor – Kelechi Ugegbe in the movie, Collision Course.
Best Young/Promising Actor – Wilmah Muremera in the movie, Shaira
Best Documentary – Sofie
Best Director – Chiko and Arie Esiri in the movie, Eyimofe
Best Actress in a supporting role – Hazel Honda
Best Actor in a supporting role – Kelechi Ugegbe
Acheivement in Screen play – Collision Course
Acheivement in Editing- Ayinla
Acheivement in Cinematography -Ayinla
Acheivement in Production Design – The Gravedigger’s wife
Acheivement in Sound – Eyimofe by Chuko and Arie Esiri
Acheivement in Sound track – Citation by Kunle Afolayan
Acheivement in Visual Effect – Fried Barry
Acheivement in Make-up- The Gravedigger’s wife
Acheivement in Costume Design – African American
Special Recognition Award – Felicia Ema
Special Recognition Award – Dr Zainab Shinkafi
Special Recognition Award – Mrs Uche Nwaka
Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African language – The Gravedigger’s wife
Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award for Best Film by an African living abroad – Blackmail
Best Diaspora Narrative Feature – Residue
Best Diaspora Documentary – African Redemption:The life and legacy of Marcus Garvey
Best Diaspora Short Film – Three Leaves
Jubril Malafia Award for Best Animation- Lady bucket and Motley Monsters