Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Complete List of 2015 AMAA Nominations


iNumber Number, Run, Timbuktu and October 1 Top 2015 AMAA Nominations 

Donovan Marsh of South Africa’s crime thriller "iNumber Number" and Côte d'Ivoire native Philippe Lacôte's feature film debut "Run" are leading the contenders for the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) with 12 nominations each and followed by famous Mauritanian-born, Mali-raised filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako’s critically acclaimed "Timbuktu" with 11 nominations and Nigeria’s outstanding filmmaker Kunle Afolayan’s multiple award winning film "October 1" with 8 nominations.


"iNumber Number" premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and attracted international attention with Universal Pictures about to remake the thriller.


"Run", one of 15 projects selected by the Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival premiered in Un Certain Regard section at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Lacôte's “Run” was part of the Jerusalem International Film Lab's first edition in 2011-12 and won the Lab’s first prize of $50,000. The film was also screened in the Discovery programme of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


Timbuktu" was in official competition for the highly coveted Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the François Chalais Prize. The film was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.


"October 1" won three awards at the 2014 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), including the awards for "Best Feature Film", "Best Screenplay" and "Best Actor" for veteran actor Sadiq Daba who is also among the nominees for AMAA’s Best Actor; "October 1" also won 9 awards at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) out of 12 nominations.

This will be the first time the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is going to be held outside Nigeria, scheduled to take place on September 26, 2015, at the world class Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton CBD, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The capital city of Bayelsa State, Yenagoa has hosted the AMAA since the inaugural edition on 30 May 2005, but the 2012 edition was held in Lagos.
The gala night for the 2015 edition was moved from March to June in honour of the late Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, the Co-ordinator-General of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation, a longtime entertainment patron and brother to the Founder and former CEO of AMAA, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe who formally resigned as the CEO in March.

This will be the most competitive AMAA with 800 entries from both new and accomplished African filmmakers in Africa and the Diaspora. Only the very best have made the final list of nominees.

The following is the complete list of nominees in all the categories of the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

NOMINATION SHORTLIST OF THE 2015 EDITION OF THE AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS (AMAA) ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 20, 2015 IN LOS ANGELES, USA.

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM


Stories of Our Lives ‘’Run’ – Kenya 

Aissa’s Story – Nigeria 

Gulped of the Blue Sea - Togo

Memoir of a Honest Voice- Sierra Leone
Twaaga – Burkina Faso

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

The Throne – Nigeria 

Alternative to Corporal Punishment – Namibia 

The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria 

Akorkoli - Ghana

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

Egypt’s Modern Pharaohs  – Egypt 

The Dream of Shahrazad – South Africa
 Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me - South Africa
Beats of The Antonov – Sudan
The Supreme Price – Nigeria/USA

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Timbuktu – Mauritania
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Chetanna – Nigeria 

Juliet and Romeo - Burkina Faso

iNumber Number – South Africa

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

Gone Too Far – Nigeria/UK

Thorns of Roses (O Esphinho Da Rosa) – Guinea Bissau/Portugal 

Fevers – France/Morocco
Affairs of the Heart – Nigeria/USA

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT 

Sound of Tears - Canada 

Hand to the Sky – USA
Calm – UK

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

Jimmy Goes to Nollywood - USA/HAITI

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA
Bound: Africans VS African Americans – USA
Black Panther Woman – Australia

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

Under the Starry Sky - France

CRU - USA 

Supremacy - USA

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

iNumber Number - South Africa 

October 1 – Nigeria
Le President - Cameroun 

Run – Cote d’Ivoire

Timbuktu – Mauritania

AMAA 2015 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Dazzling Mirage- Nigeria

Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
October 1 – Nigeria
 
iNumber Number – South Africa

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Iyore – Nigeria 

Silver Rain – Ghana
iNumber Number – South Africa
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

A Place in the Stars – Nigeria
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Iyore – Nigeria
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
Timbuktu – Mauritania

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Invasion 1897 – Nigeria
Kpians The Feast of Souls – Nigeria
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
iNumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America - Ethiopia

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

Lobraz Khan – Mauritius

Le President – Cameroun
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania
iNumber Number – South Africa

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
iNumber Number – South Africa
Run – Cote d’Ivoire

Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Timbuktu - Mauritania

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

October 1
iNumber Number
Triangle Going to America
Run
Timbuktu

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

Le President
While You Slept
Timbuktu
Love or Something Like That

Run

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY FILM


30 Days in Atlanta
Iya Alalake 

Last Three Digits

AMAA 2015- BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Invasion 1897

Dazzling Mirage 

October 1
Iyore
A Place in the Stars

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR

Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu

Joshua Ibrahim and Daniel Ibrahim- A Place in the Stars 

Any Bobmanuel and Akonte Bobmanuel - Stigma

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Demola Adedoyin - October 1

Vinjeru Kamanga - BELLA

Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage
Hassan Spike Insingoma - Boda Boda Thieves 

Chiedza Mhende – Love the one You Love

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Israel Makoe - iNumber Number

Paul Obazele – Iyore 

Chumani Pan- Silver Rain
OC Ukeje – Love or Something Like That
Samson Tadesse - Triangle Going to America.

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Hilda Dokubo - Stigma
Toulou Kiki - Timbuktu

Reina Salicoulibaly – Run
Prossy Rukundo - Boda Boda Thieves
Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Tony Kroroge – Cold Harbour 

Sdumo Matshali - iNumber Number

Abdoul Kareem Konate – Run
Sadiq Daba – October 1

Gerard Essomba - Le President

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Lesliana Pereira - NJINGA: Queen of Angola

Queen Nwokoye – Chetenna
Aida Wang - Juliet and Romeo 

Jocelyn Dumas –Silver Rain
Ini Edo – While You Slept

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Carey Mckenzie -Cold Harbour

Jenna Bass - Love the one you love
Destiny Ekaragha - Gone Too Far

Tawonga Taddja Nkhonjera – Bella

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Theodros Teshome Kebede- Triangle Going to America - Ethiopia

Donovan Marsh - iNumber Number 

Abderrahmane Sissako - Timbuktu

Phillipe Lacote - Run

Kunle Afolayan - October 1

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania
iNumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
October 1- Nigeria

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