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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SOURCE :African Spotlight

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