2017 AMAA Nominees Announced – See Complete List

upita Nyongo x Madina Nalwanga in queen of katwe

2017 AMAA Nomination List

The Africa Magic Academy Awards (AMAA) 2017 nomination list has been released and a number of outstanding movie personalities and their works are up for possible honours.

A total of 136 were nominated and the list was dominated, again, by movies from Nollywood (43).

These include ’93 Days’, ‘Silence’, ‘Got Flowers’, ‘Makoko: Future Afloat’, ‘Ayamma’, ‘Three Wise Men, ‘A Trip To Jamaica’ and many more. There were also nominations for movies from other countries including, but not limited to Ghana, South Africa, Angola, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.

The likes of Lydia Forson,  Lupita Nyong’o, Bimbo Akintola, and others are competing in the ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ category for their respective roles in Keteke, Queen of Katwe and 93 Days. More so, Richard Mofe Damijo, Amine Ennaji and David Oyelowo are vying for the covetous ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ award, for their roles in Oloibiri, A Mile in My Shoes and Queen of Katwe respectively.

Check the full list of nominees out!

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
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
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 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

Source: Yaw Sarpon | GlammyNews.com

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