Despite losing two of the major awards of the night, Best Movie of the Year and Best Director awards to Burkina Faso and Ghana, Nigeria’s Nollywood weekend reaffirmed its solid place as Africa’s biggest film industry at this year’s African Movie Academy Awards,AMAA.
The country carted away 10 out of the 24 awards given out this year, beating South Africa, which won five awards and fast evolving Burkina Faso film industry also won four awards. Ghana came fourth, clinching three awards; Best Director award, won by Nana Obiri-Tenoah for his film, “The Cursed One,”Best Cinematography and Best in Production Design in Africa
The glamorous awards night held, weekend at Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
See full list of winners below:
AMAA 2016 Award for Best Short Film – Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
BEST ANIMATION – The Pencil – Burkina Faso
BEST DOCUMENTARY – The Fruitless Tree –Niger
BEST DIASPORA SHORT – Across The Track – USA
AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD – Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
BEST DIASPORA FEATURE – Ben & Ara – USA
BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY – Agents of Change
ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN – Eye of the Storm
ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN – The Cursed One – Ghana play
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP – Soldiers Story
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK – O-Town – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS – Oshimiri – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY – The Cursed One
ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING – Hear me Move AMAA 2016 play AMAA 2016
ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY – Tell me Something Sweet
BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE – Missing God – Nigeria
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE – Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Something Sweet
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Daniel K Daniel – Soldiers Story
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda BEST
FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR – Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva
BEST FILM – Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso
BEST DIRECTOR – Nana Obiri-Yaboah, Maximilian Clausse
BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR – Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
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