Sunday, 21 April 2013

list of 2013 africa movie academy awards (amaa) winners

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The ninth edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Nigeria’s premium reward platform in film and cinema, took place yesterday at Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The awards, of which winners are determined by a jury has an edge over other reward systems in Africa, because of the diversity in the panel, with members comprising seasoned film journalists, veterans in cinematography, experts in acting and production from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria.

Today, the AMAA train has moved across over 40 African countries, and nations like the US, Trinidad & Tobacco, the UK, Canada and Jamaica. The wide acceptance of the brand across the globe testifies to its unprecedented number of entries recorded this year. Over 671 entries have been received for this edition.


In this edition, AMAA has redefined standard within the industry, not only among the award portfolio but for filmmakers who make specific films and movies for AMAA.

According to Chico Ejiro, a famous movie producer, AMAA has succeeded in driving consciousness into movie makers who hitherto believed that profit in terms of finance was the only thing that matters in the industry.

Artistes that performed at the event include P-Square, Flavour Nabania, Waje and Timi Dakolo.

Find list of winners below:

Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana

Best Documentary: Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria

Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun - Haiti/USA

Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil - (Brazil/Guatamela)

Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia – (South Africa)

Best Film By An Africans Abroad: Last Flight To Abuja – UK/Nigeria

Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani

Achievement In Costume Design: Blood And Henna/Nigeria

Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting

Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat

Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword

Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life

Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark

Achievement In Editing: Hereos And Zereos

Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira

Achievement In Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos

Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria

Best Film In An African Language: Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso

Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma

Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush

Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida

Best Actor In A Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice

Best Actress In A Leading Role: Florence Masebe – Elelwani

Best Director: Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes/Nigeria

Best Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria

Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddi Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie

Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20: Emem Isong, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)

Special Jury Award: Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)

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