Sunday, October 21, 2018

South African Western Thriller Tops 2018 AMAA in Kigali


Critically acclaimed South African western thriller, "Five Fingers for Marseilles" directed by Michael Matthews won the most coveted award for the best film and four other awards to top the 2018 annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held Saturday night at the Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.


Synopsis:
Twenty years ago, the young 'Five Fingers' fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom-fighter-turned-'outlaw' Tau returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful pastoral life. When he finds the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Can he free himself from his past? Will the Five Fingers stand again?

Nollywood stars, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Dakore Egbuson, Gideon Okeke and Joke Silva won the awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
Jadesola Osiberu's "Isoken" won the award for Best Nigerian Film.

Full List of Winners.
1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2018 Award for Best Short Film
Dem Dem – Senegal/Belgium
Zenith – Cameroun/USA
It Rains on Ouga – Burkina Faso
In Shadows – Kenya 
Coat of Harm – Nigeria
Tikitat Soulima – Morocco (WINNER)
Nice, Very Nice – Algeria
Visions (Shaitan, Buruja, Brood) – Nigeria
Fallou – Senegal
Still Water Runs Deep – Nigeria/USA

2. JUBRIL MAILAFIA AMAA 2018 Award for Best Animation
Group Photo – Nigeria
Belly Flop – South Africa (WINNER)
Untitled – Ghana
Crush – Nigeria

3. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Documentary
Bigger Than Africa – Nigeria/USA
Winnie – South Africa
Boxing Libreville – Gabon
Silas – South Africa/Kenya
When Babies Don’t Come – South Africa
Uncertain Future – Burundi (WINNER)
We Came In Sprint Carts – South Africa.

4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film in an African Language
Mansoor – Nigeria
Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa (WINNER)
Icheke Oku – Nigeria
Agwaetiti Obiuto – Nigeria
Nyasaland – Malawi
Tunu – Tanzania

5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film by an African living abroad
Minister – Nigeria/Italy
Alexandra – Nigeria/USA (WINNER)
Low Lifes And High Hopes – Nigeria/Austria

6. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Short
Torments of Love (Guadeloupe) (WINNER)
Baby Steps (USA)
Intercept (USA)

7. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary
Evolutionary Blues (USA)
Barrows: Freedom Fighter (Barbados) (WINNER)
Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Got To Be Me (USA)

8. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Narrative Feature
Angelica (Puerto Rico) (WINNER)
Love Jacked (Canada)
Charlie: La Vie Magnifique Charlie (USA)

9. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Production Design
Kada River
Five Fingers For Marseille (WINNER)
Tatu
In My Country
Cross Roads

10. AMAA 2018 Achievement in Costume Design
Icheke Oku
Cross Roads
Esohe
Five Fingers For Marseille
Isoken (WINNER)

11. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Make-up
Siembamba
Icheke Oku (WINNER)
Five Fingers For Marseille
Esohe
The Road To Sunshine

12. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Sound
The Lost Café
The Road To Sunshine
Hotel Called Memory (WINNER)
Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
Sidechic Gang

13. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Visual Effect
Siembamba
Icheke Oku
Lucky Specials (WINNER)
Esohe
Kada River

14. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor
Patrick Dibuah – Banana Island Ghost
Austin Enabulele – In My Country
Cindy Sanyu – Bella
Anine Lansari – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux) (WINNER)
Maurice Paige – Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
Nichole Ozioma Banna – Icheke Oku
Zainab Balogun – Sylva

15. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Seun Ajayi – Ojukokoro
Lionel Newton – Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
Akah Nani – Banana Island Ghost
Richard Lukunku – Lucky Specials
Gideon Okeke – Cross Roads (WINNER)

16. AMAA 2018- AYIAM OSIGWE FOUNDATION Award for Best Nigerian Film
Cross Roads
In My Country
Isoken (WINNER)
Hotel Called Memory
Ojukokoro
Lost Café
Icheke Oku

17. TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2018 Award for Best Comedy
Sidechic Gang – Ghana
Banana Island Ghost – Nigeria (WINNER)
The Adventures Of Supermama – South Africa
Koko: The Box TV – Nigeria

18. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Henshaw- Roti
Reine Swart – Siembamba
Okawa Shaznay –In My Country
Dakore Egbuson – Isoken (WINNER)
Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson and Sika Osei – Sidechic Gang
Mariam Phiri – The Road To Sunrise
Tunde Aladese – Lost Café
Joselyn Dumas – Potato Potahto

19. AMAA 2018 Award for the Best First Feature Film by a Director
My Mothers Story –Flora Suya- Malawi
Ogwuetiti Obiuto – Onyeka Nwelue – Nigeria
Five Fingers for Marseilles- Michael Mathews- South Africa (WINNER)
Isoken – Jadesola Osiberu- Nigeria
18 Hours – Njue Kevin – Kenya
Banana Island Ghost – BB Sasore- Nigeria
The Blessed Vost – Sefia Djama – Algeria

20. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Cinematography
The Road To Sunshine
Five Fingers For Marseille (WINNER)
The Lost Café
The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
Siembamba

21. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Director
Jade Osiberu – Isoken
Michael Mathews- Five Fingers For Marseilles
Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country (WINNER)
Safia Djama- The Blessed Vost
Oluseyi Siwoku – Cross Roads
Shemu Joyah- Road to Sunshine
Darrell Roodt- Siembamba
Akin Omotosho- Hotel Called Memory
Peter Kofi Sedufia – Sidechic Gang
The Lost Café – Kenneth Gyang

22. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film
Isoken – Nigeria
Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa (WINNER)
In My Country – Nigeria
The Blessed Vost- Algeria
Cross Roads – Nigeria
Road to Sunshine – Malawi
Siembamba – South Africa
Hotel Called Memory – Nigeria
Sidechic Gang – Ghana
Lost Café – Kenneth Gyang

23. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sika Osei – In Line
Sivenathi Mabuya – Lucky Specials
Rahama Sadau – Hakkunde
Toyin Abraham- Esohe
Joke Silva – Potato Potahto (WINNER)

24. AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Vuyo Dabula – Five Fingers For Marseille
Richard Mofe Damijo – Cross Roads (WINNER)
Sam Dede – In My Country
Sani Bouajla – The Blessed Vost
OC Ukeje – Potato Potahto
Chris Attoh – Esohe
Oros Mampofu – Lucky Specials
Frank Donga – Hakkunde

25. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Soundtrack
The Road To Sunshine
Tatu
Hotel Called Memory (WINNER)
Isoken
Siembamba

26. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Editing
Hotel Called Memory (WINNER)
Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
Lucky Specials
The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
Siembamba

27. AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Screenplay
The Women
Potato Potahto
Ojukokoro
Five Fingers For Marseille
Hakkunde (WINNER)
The Lost Café



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