Monday, April 22, 2013

Nominees and Winners of the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards



The 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) with the theme "AFRICA ONE" held last Saturday April 20, 2013, at the Gloryland Cultural Center in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State. The event was co-hosted by Nollywood diva Dakore Egbuson, comedian Ayo Makun, Adjetey Anang and Ama K Abebrese British/Ghanaian television presenter and actress who won AMAA Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2011. The red carpet event included spectacular live performances by famous Nigerian singers P-Square, Banky W, Flavour Nabania, Bayelsa State Cultural Troop, Khlena Demza, Kwelatebza (South Africa), Groove Magic (Malawi), Waje (Nigeria), Timi Dakolo (Nigeria) and comedians included AY Makun, G Bone and Funny Bone. Timi Dakolo's awesome song "Great Nation" got more applause than the national anthem of Nigeria as the audience gave him a well deserved standing ovation.


Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka "Orikinla Osinachi" with Malawian beauties Flora Suya (in Afro), one of the nominees for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her movie "Last Fishing Boat" which won the AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Soundtrack and Thelma.


Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima with Amaka Anioji at the 2013 AMAA Banquet hosted by Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson in the government house Yenagoa, Saturday night after the star studded event.
The beautiful fast rising Nollywood diva Amaka won the Most Outstanding Actress award at the 9th edition of the Abuja International Film Festival, beating established actresses like Ini Edo, Funke Akindele, Nse Etim-Ikpe, Uche Jombo among others for her leading role in Tope Oshin-Ogun's “Till Death Do Us Part” which shot her into the limelight.


The awards were presented by popular Nollywood stars and other celebrities; Doris Simeon, Brian Okwara, Beverly Naya, Ivie Okujaiye, Alex Ekubo, Lydia Forson, Femi Brainard, Jude Orhorha, Fathia Balogun, Uti Nwachukwu, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpota and President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Ibinabo Fiberesima.
The famous Mexican born American actor and director Mario Cain Van Peebles, son of film-maker Melvin Van Peebles known for his 1991 hit movie New Jack City was one of the invited special guests from Hollywood.


Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima with Kenneth Gyang.


Tom Rowlands-Rees and Kenneth Gyang, the producer, director and co-screenwriters of Confusion Na Wa with their two AMAA trophies.

BEST FILM WINNER: CONFUSION NA WA BY KENNETH GYANG OF NIGERIA.



Genre Social comedy-drama
Studio Cinema Kpatakpata
Starring Ramsey Nouah, Ali Nuhu, OC Ukeje
Directed By Kenneth Gyang
Written By Tom Rowlands-Rees and Kenneth Gyang
Produced By Tom Rowlands-Rees, Kenneth Gyang and Yinka Edward



Belinda Effah with her AMAA trophy.

The list of all the nominees and winners of the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards, Saturday April 20, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Short Film

1. Dead River : Namibia
2. Elegy For A Revolutionary : South Africa
3. Yellow Fever : Kenya
4. Kwaku Ananse : Ghana - WINNER
5. Nhamo : Zimbabwe
6. Big Daddy : Nigeria
7. Release : South Africa
8. Burnt Forest : Kenya

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Documentary

1. Fuelling Poverty : Nigeria - WINNER
2. Gun To Tape : Kenya
3. Swimming The Zambezi : South Africa
4. Give Me Back My Home : Kenya
5. The African Cypher Fly On The Wall: South Africa

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Feature

1. Against The Grain : United States
2. Between Friends: Trinidad / Tobago
3. Stones In The Sun : Haiti / United States - WINNER

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Documentary

1. Fan Do Brasil : Guadeloupe / Brasil - WINNER
2. My Thiero Boys : United States
3. Red, White, Black And Blue : United States

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Animation

1. Tageni’s Dol : Namibia
2. Adventure Of Zambezia : South Africa - WINNER
3. Mission Impossible : Nigeria
4. Oba : Nigeria
5. Lion Of Judah : South Africa

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film By An African Abroad

1. Turning Point : United States / Nigeria
2. Assasins Practice : United Kingdom / Nigeria
3. Last Flight To Abuja: United Kingdom / Nigeria - WINNER
4. Bianca : United States / Nigeria
5. Woolwich Boys : United Kingdom / Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Production Design

1. Virgin Magarida
2. Elelwani/South Africa - WINNER
3. The Twin Sword
4. The Contract
5. Blood And Henna
6. Okoro The Prince

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Costume Design

1. Twin Sword
2. Elelwani
3. Virgin Magarida
4. Blood And Henna/Nigeria - WINNER
5. The Meeting
6. Cobweb

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Make:up

1. The Meeting/Nigeria - WINNER
2. Twin Sword
3. Elelwani
4. Ninah’s Dowry
5. Okoro The Prince
6. Uhlanga, The Mark

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Soundtrack

1. Journey To Self
2. Okoro The Prince
3. The Last Fishing Boat/Malawi - WINNER
4. Hoodrush
5. Nairobi Half Life
6. The Twin Sword

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Visual Effects

1. Okoro The Prince
2. The Twin Sword/Nigeria - WINNER
3. Elelwani
4. Last Flight To Abuja
5. Uhlanga, The Mark
6. Awakening

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Sound

1. Last Flight To Abuja
2. Streets Of Calabar
3. Hereos and Zeros
4. Zama Zama
5. Virgin Magarida
6. Nairobi Half Life/Kenya - WINNER

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Cinematography

1. Virgin Magarida
2. Nairobi Half Life
3. Uhlanga, The Mark/South Africa - WINNER
4. Swirl In Bamako
5. The Twin Sword
6. Elelwani

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/Nigeria - WINNER

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Lighting

1. Zama Zama
2. The Flower Girl
3. Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso - WINNER
4. Elelwani
5. Uhlanga The Mark

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Screenplay

1. The Contract
2. Ninah’s Dowry
3. Hereos And Zereos/Nigeria - WINNER
4. Alan Poza
5. Blood And Henna
6. Zama Zama

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Nigerian Film

1. Blood And Henna
2. Hereos And Zereos
3. The Meeting
4.Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria - WINNER
5. The Twin Sword
6. Kokomma
7. Okoro The Prince

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film In An African Language

1. Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso - WINNER
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

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Child Actor

1. Cobweb
2. The Ugandan/Uganda - WINNER
3. Imbabazi, The Pardon
4. Ninah’s Dowry
5. Swirl In Bamako
6. Salimatu Traore (moi Zaphira)

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Promising Actor and Actress

1. Belinda Effah : Kokomma/Nigeria - WINNER
2. Sumela Maculuva : Virgin Magarida
3. Joseph Wairimu : Nairobi Half Life/Kenya - WINNER
4. Shonelo Mbutho : Ulanga The Mark
5. Karoumwi Olakunle : The Twin Sword

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Supporting Role

1. Gabriel Afolayan : Hoodrush/Nigeria - WINNER
2. Ali Nuhu : Blood And Henna
3. Olwenya Maina : Nairobi Half Life
4. Alfred Atungu : Twin Sword
5. Ikponmwosa Gold : Confusion Na Wa

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Supporting Role

1. Hermelinda Cimela : Virgin Magarida/Mozambique - WINNER
2. Patience Ozokwo : Turning Point
3. Linda Ejiofor : The Meeting
4. Crista Eka : Ninah’s Dowry
5. Foluke Daramola : Cobweb

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/Nigeria - WINNER
5. Hlomla Dandala : The Contract
6. Femi Jacobs : The Meeting
7. Amurin Wumnembom : Ninah’s Dowry

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Leading Role

1. Yvonne Okoro : The Contract
2. Florence Masebe : Elelwani/South Africa - WINNER
3. Mariam Ouedraogo : Moi Zaphira
4. Rita Dominic : The Meeting
5. Mbutung Seikeh : Ninah’s Diary
6. Flora Suya : Last Fishing Boat

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/Nigeria - WINNER
5. David 'Tosh' Gitonga : Nairobi Half Life
6. Ntshavheni Wa Luruli : Elelwani

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film

1. Nairobi Half Life : Kenya
2. Ninah’s Dowry : Cameroon
3. Last Fishing Boat : Malawi
4. Virgin Margarida : Mozambique
5. Elelwani : South Africa
6. Last Flight To Abuja : Nigeria
7. Confusion Na Wa /Nigeria - WINNER
  
Special Jury Award - Ninah’s Dairy (Cameorun) 
 Lifetime Achievement Awards - Tunde Kelani | Chief Eddi Ugboma | Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason) | Ayuko Badu | Chief Pete Edochie.
Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN).
Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20 - Emem Isong | Kanayo O. Kanayo | Kenneth Okonkwo.







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