Nollywood movies top 2017 AMAA nomination list (See full list)


Nollywood movies got the highest number of nominations on the list for the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

The list was unveiled by the AMAA jury on Sunday.

The President of the Jury, Bernie Goldblat, announced the nominees at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.
Out of the total of 136, Nigerian movies got 43 nominations in the general competitive categories.

Meanwhile ‘93 Days’ got the highest nominations in 7 categories.

The nominations it earned include: Award For Best Nigerian Film, Award For Achievement in Soundtrack, Award For Achievement in Sound, Award For Best Film, Award For Best Director.

Others are Award For Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Award For Best Actress in a Leading Role, which features Bimbo Akintola

It also got nomination for the coveted “Award for Best Film” award.

‘93 Days’ is a 2016 Nigerian drama thriller movie, jointly produced by Native FilmWorks, Michel Angelo Production and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production.

It was directed Steve Gukas, and it stars veteran Nollywood actors Bimbo Akintola, Danny Clover and Bob Manuel with joint-production through Native FilmWorks, Michel Angelo Production and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the story of ‘93 Days’ centres on the sacrifices made by men and women who risked their lives to make sure the Ebola virus was contained.

It was also dedicated to Ameyo Adadevoh, a Nigerian physician who played a key role in the containment of Ebola in Nigeria.

AMAA awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture.

The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world.

Below is the full list:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Bout – Nigeria

On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
A Place for Myself – Rwanda
Silence – Nigeria
Kieza – Angola
Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK
Marabout – Senegal
A Place in the Plane – Senegal
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

Black Barbie – Ghana
Got Flowers – Nigeria
Gyrow – Nigeria
Pull – Nigeria
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1, Legacy Of The Hills – Mali

Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
House in the Field – Morocco
Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
House of Nwapa – Nigeria
Mama Colonel – DRC
The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger
OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Logun Ofe – Nigeria
Call Me Thief – South Africa
Félicité – Senegal
Vaya – South Africa
MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada
While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

Kbela – Brazil
Ca$h Out – USA
The Tale of Four – Curacao
90 Days – USA
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

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

West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe
Fences – USA
Birth of a Nation – USA
Double play – Curacao
Moonlight – USA
AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN THE DIASPORA

AMAA SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTROR IN THE DIASPORA

AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR IN THE DIASPORA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Call Me Thief – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
76 – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
The Last of Us- Tunisia
AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Queen of Katwe- Uganda
Ayamma- Nigeria
Keteke – Ghana
The Last Of Us – Tunisia
Logun Ofe – Nigeria
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Dora’s Peace – South Africa
Oloibiri – Nigeria
Ayamma- Nigeria
The Last of Us – Tunisia
Slow Country- Nigeria
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Vaya – South Africa
93 Days- Nigeria
A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Wulu – Mali
Oloibiri- Nigeria
Whale Caller – South Africa
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Slow Country – Nigeria
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

93 Days – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
Vaya – South Africa
Wulu- Mali
Dora’s Peace – South Africa
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Last of Us – Tunisia
The Whale Caller – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
Vaya- South Africa
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Call Me Thief- South Africa
Vaya – South Africa
While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
CEO – Nigeria
Félicité- Senegal
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

Oloibiri – Nigeria
Dora’s Peace- South Africa
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
Vaya – South Africa
AMAA 2017- LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Green White Green
93 Days
CEO
76
Ayamma
Oloibiri
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace
Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe
Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
Austin Rose – Call Me Thief
Adam Kanyama– While We Live
TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa
Three Wise Men – Nigeria
Keteke – Ghana
A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
Warren Matsimola – Vaya
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Papi Mpaka – Félicité
Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
Majid Michel – Slow Country
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Inna Moja – Wulu
Theresa Edem – Ayamma
Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
Angelique Kidjo – CEO
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

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

Vero Tshanda – Félicité
Lydia Forson – Keteke
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
Rita Dominic – 76
Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Happiness is a Four Letter Word –Thabang Molaya- South Africa
Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria
Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali
Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda
The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia
Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
Steve Gukas – 93 Days
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
Akin Omotosho – Vaya
Alain Gomis – Félicité
Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes
AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Last Of Us – Tunisia
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Vaya- South Africa
93 Days – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Félicité – Senegal
Wulu – Mali

Call Me Thief – South Africa

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