Saturday, July 15, 2017

Who Will Be Winners at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards Tonight?


The 13th AMAA is the most competitive so far with the best movies leading the nominations for the coveted prizes.
The top competing films include the 89th Academy Awards winner, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight and Denzel Washington's Fences that had four Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards and won the Best Supporting Actress for Viola Davis.


I wonder why "Queen of Katwe" did not make the list of nominees for the  ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY.
The award winning cinematographer, Sean Bobbitt  won awards for the cinematography in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave that won several highly coveted awards, includibg three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ridley. The cinematography in "Queen of Katwe" was very good; beautiful and subtle.


The winners in the competitions for the Best Director and Best Film will be from outside Nigeria.
Tunisian filmmaker Ala Eddine Slim’s debut feature, "The Last of Us" is worth betting on for winning an award.

Predicting the winners at the last #Oscars and #Cannes was not too challenging. But I cannot predict the likely winners at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) taking place this evening at the prestigious Eko Hotels Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Red Carpet from 5:00pm- 9:00pm.


To buy your tickets, click on the link below.
http://www.afritickets.com/event/africa-movie-academy-awards-2017.

Full List of Nominees.
The President of the AMAA Jury is Bernie Goldblat.

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Bout – Nigeria
2. On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
3. A Place for Myself – Rwanda
4. Silence – Nigeria
5. Kieza – Angola
6. Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK
7. Marabout – Senegal
8. A Place in the Plane – Senegal

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1. Black Barbie – Ghana
2. Got Flowers – Nigeria
3. Gyrow – Nigeria
4. Pull – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1. Legacy Of The Hills – Mali
2. Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
3. House in the Field – Morocco
4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
5. House of Nwapa – Nigeria
6. Mama Colonel – DRC
7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
8. La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Logun Ofe – Nigeria
2. Call Me Thief – South Africa
3. Félicité – Senegal
4. Vaya – South Africa

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
1. Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada
2. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
3. Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA
4. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
5. Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Kbela – Brazil
2. Ca$h Out – USA
3. The Tale of Four – Curacao
4. 90 Days – USA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France
2. 13th – USA
3. Les heritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)
4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe
2. Fences – USA
3. Birth of a Nation – USA
4. Double play – Curacao
5. Moonlight – USA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. Call Me Thief – South Africa
2. Félicité- Senegal
3. 76 – Nigeria
4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
5. The Last of Us- Tunisia

AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. Queen of Katwe- Uganda
2. Ayamma- Nigeria
3. Keteke – Ghana
4. The Last Of Us – Tunisia
5. Logun Ofe – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Dora’s Peace – South Africa
2. Oloibiri – Nigeria
3. Ayamma- Nigeria
4. The Last of Us – Tunisia
5. Slow Country- Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1. Vaya – South Africa
2. 93 Days- Nigeria
3. A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco
4. 76 – Nigeria
5. Félicité – Senegal
6. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. Wulu – Mali
2. Oloibiri- Nigeria
3. Whale Caller – South Africa
4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
5. Slow Country – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. 93 Days – Nigeria
2. Félicité – Senegal
3. Vaya – South Africa
4. Wulu- Mali
5. Dora’s Peace – South Africa

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Last of Us – Tunisia
2. The Whale Caller – South Africa
3. Félicité- Senegal
4. Vaya- South Africa
5. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Call Me Thief- South Africa
2. Vaya – South Africa
3. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
4. CEO – Nigeria
5. Félicité- Senegal

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. Oloibiri – Nigeria
2. Dora’s Peace- South Africa
3. Félicité – Senegal
4. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
5. Vaya – South Africa

AMAA 2017- LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Green White Green
2. 93 Days
3. CEO
4. 76
5. Ayamma
6. Oloibiri

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace
2. Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe
3. Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
4. Austin Rose – Call Me Thief
5. Adam Kanyama– While We Live

TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

1. Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa
2. Three Wise Men – Nigeria
3. Keteke – Ghana
4. A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
2. Warren Matsimola – Vaya
3. Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
4. Papi Mpaka – Félicité
5. Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
6. Majid Michel – Slow Country

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Inna Moja – Wulu
2. Theresa Edem – Ayamma
3. Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
4. Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
5. Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
6. Angelique Kidjo – CEO

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
2. Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
3. Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
4. Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
5. David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
6. Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
7. Ramsey Noah – 76
8. Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Vero Tshanda – Félicité
2. Lydia Forson – Keteke
3. Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
4. Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
5. Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
6. Rita Dominic – 76
7. Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
8. Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1. Happiness is a Four Letter Word –Thabang Molaya- South Africa
2. Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria
3. Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali
4. Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda
5. The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia
6. Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
2. Steve Gukas – 93 Days
3. Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
4. Izu Ojukwu – 76
5. Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
6. Akin Omotoso – Vaya
7. Alain Gomis – Félicité
8. Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
9. Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Last Of Us – Tunisia
2. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
3. 76 – Nigeria
4. Vaya- South Africa
5. 93 Days – Nigeria
6. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
7. Félicité – Senegal
8. Wulu – Mali
9. Call Me Thief – South Africa

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