Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Releases 2018 Nomination List

Moet sponsors AMAA 2018

The Africa Film Academy organizers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has released the nomination list for the 2018 edition of the award event. The list released during the nominations party held Friday- 3rd of August, 2018 – at the Wheabaker, Lagos, Nigeria, had in attendance popular Nollywood stars and corporate stakeholders in the African entertainment industry.

Speaking to REPORTS AFRIQUE, the founder of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe said the award event has been consistent for 14 years in its reward system. She enjoined Africans to get their tickets for the main award event scheduled for 18th to 22nd September, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Peace, AMAA founder
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, AMAA founder speaking at the event

“One of the beauty of the AMAA AWARDS is the process of selecting films into different categories. This year we had over 500 films submissions and each had to be watched and watched again by the juror.” She added.

 

The nominations party which was sponsored by MOET had eminent guests in attendance among whom were the Rwandan Ambassador to Nigeria,Mr Stansislas Kamanzi  actress Kate Henshaw, Frank Donga and award winning Nollywood producer, Kunle Folayan and a host of other distinguished dignitaries.

Rwandan Ambassador to Nigeria at AMAA nominations
Rwandan Ambassador to Nigeria

Announcing the nominees, Mr Shuaibu Husseni, chairman of the selection committee highlighted the transparent process employed to ensure that the selection was fair to all submissions. He made the announcement on behalf of the president of the AMAA Jury for 2018, Dorothee Wenner. See full list below:

AMAA 2018 FULL NOMINATION LIST

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1. Dem Dem – Senegal/Belgium
2. Zenith – Cameroun/USA
3. It Rains on Ouga – Burkina Faso
4. In Shadows – Kenya
5. Coat of Harm – Nigeria
6. Tikitat Soulima – Morocco
7. Nice, Very Nice – Algeria
8. Visions (Shaitan, Buruja, Brood) – Nigeria
9. Fallou – Senegal
10. Still Water Runs Deep – Nigeria/USA

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1. Group Photo – Nigeria
2. Belly Flop – South Africa
3. Untitled – Ghana
4. Crush – Nigeria

 AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Bigger Than Africa – Nigeria/USA
2. Winnie – South Africa
3. Boxing Libreville – Gabon
4. Silas – South Africa/Kenya
5. When Babies Don’t Come – South Africa
6. Uncertain Future – Burundi
7. We Came In Sprint Carts – South Africa

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Mansoor – Nigeria
2. Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa
3. Icheke Oku – Nigeria
4. Agwaetiti Obiuto – Nigeria
5. Nyasaland – Malawi
6. Tunu – Tanzania

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

1. Minister – Nigeria/Italy
2. Alexandra – Nigeria/USA
3. Low Lifes And High Hopes – Nigeria/Austria

 AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Torments of Love (Guadeloupe)
2. Baby Steps (USA)
3. Intercept (USA)

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. Evolutionary Blues (USA)
2. Barrows: Freedom Fighter (Barbados)
3. Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Got To Be Me (USA)

 AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

1. Angelica (Puerto Rico)
2. Love Jacked (Canada)
3. Charlie: La Vie Magnifique Charlie (USA)

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. Kada River
2. Five Fingers For Marseille
3. Tatu
4. In My Country
5. Cross Roads

AMAA 2018 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. Icheke Oku
2. Cross Roads
3. Esohe
4. Five Fingers For Marseille
5. Isoken

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1. Siembamba
2. Icheke Oku
3. Five Fingers For Marseille
4. Esohe
5. The Road To Sunshine

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. The Road To Sunshine
2. Tatu
3. Hotel Called Memory
4. Isoken
5. Siembamba

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1. Siembamba
2. Icheke Oku
3. Lucky Specials
4. Esohe
5. Kada River

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. The Lost Café
2. The Road To Sunshine
3. Hotel Called Memory
4. Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
5. Sidechic Gang

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. The Road To Sunshine
2. Five Fingers For Marseille
3. The Lost Café
4. The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
5. Siembamba

 AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Hotel Called Memory
2. Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
3. Lucky Specials
4. The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
5. Siembamba

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

1. The Women
2. Potato Potahto
3. Ojukokoro
4. Five Fingers For Marseille
5. Hakkunde
6. The Lost Café

AMAA 2018- OSIGWE ANYIAM-OSIGWE FOUNDATION AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

1. Cross Roads
2. In My Country
3. Isoken
4. Hotel Called Memory
5. Ojukokoro
6. The Lost Café
7. Icheke Oku

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

1. Patrick Dibuah – Banana Island Ghost
2. Austin Enabulele – In My Country
3. Cindy Sanyu – Bella
4. Anine Lansari – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
5. Maurice Paige – Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
6. Nichole Ozioma Banna – Icheke Oku
7. Zainab Balogun – Sylvia

TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

1. Sidechic Gang – Ghana
2. Banana Island Ghost – Nigeria
3. The Adventures Of Supermama – South Africa
4. Koko: The Box TV – Nigeria

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Seun Ajayi – Ojukokoro
2. Lionel Newton – Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
3. Akah Nani – Banana Island Ghost
4. Richard Lukunku – Lucky Specials
5. Gideon Okeke – Cross Roads

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Sika Osei – In Line
2. Sivenathi Mabuya – Lucky Specials
3. Rahama Sadau – Hakkunde
4. Toyin Abraham- Esohe
5. Joke Silva – Potato Potahto

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Vuyo Dabula – Five Fingers For Marseille
2. Richard Mofe Damijo – Cross Roads
3. Sam Dede – In My Country
4. Sani Bouajla – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
5. OC Ukeje – Potato Potahto
6. Chris Attoh – Esohe
7. Oros Mampofu – Lucky Specials
8. Frank Donga – Hakkunde

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Reine Swart – Siembamba
2. Okawa Shaznay –In My Country
3. Dakore Egbuson – Isoken
4. Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson and Sika Osei – Sidechic Gang
5. Mariam Phiri – The Road To Sunrise
6. Tunde Aladese – The Lost Café
7. Joselyn Dumas – Potato Potahto
8. Kate Henshaw – ROTI

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

1. My Mothers Story –Flora Suya- Malawi
2. Ogwuetiti Obiuto – Onyeka Nwelue – Nigeria
3. Five Fingers for Marseilles- Michael Matthews- South Africa
4. Isoken – Jadesola Osiberu- Nigeria
5. 18 Hours – Njue Kevin – Kenya
6. Banana Island Ghost – BB Sasore- Nigeria
7. The Blessed Vost – Sefia Djama – Algeria

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

1. Jadesola Osiberu – Isoken
2. Michael Matthews- Five Fingers For Marseilles
3. Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country
4. Safia Djama- The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
5. Oluseyi Siwoku – Cross Roads
6. Shemu Joyah- Road to Sunshine
7. Darrell Roodt- Siembamba
8. Akin Omotoso- Hotel Called Memory
9. Peter Kofi Sedufia – Sidechic Gang
10. Kenneth Gyang – The Lost Café

AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

1. Isoken – Nigeria
2. Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa
3. In My Country – Nigeria
4. The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)- Algeria
5. Cross Roads – Nigeria
6. Road to Sunshine – Malawi
7. Siembamba – South Africa
8. Hotel Called Memory – Nigeria
9. Sidechic Gang – Ghana
10. The Lost Café – Nigeria

 

Kigali Plays Host to AMAA 2018

AMAA Kigali ticketThe government of Rwanda is ready to host Africa at the AMAA 2018 edition. slated from the 18th to 22nd of September at the luxurious Convention Centre at the Radisson Blue hotels situated at the heart of Kigali, the 2018 AMAA promises to be the best of all editions.

Revered as Africa’s cleanest city, Kigali has more to offer its visitors than just its clean streets. Kigali is a city set on the hills with a daily kiss from the sun.

One Ticket, Two Offers

To have attendees from all over Africa travel easily to attend the main event in Kigali, AMAA has planned out a ticket package that also doubles as a travel package for tourists and fun lovers.

Starting from just $1200 dollars, travelers are entitled to a to and fro ticket to Kigali via Rwanda Air or Kenya Airways, a hotel accommodation at Radisson Blu– a 5 star rendezvous and luxury hotel, Park Inn – a 4 star luxurious hotel , Marriot – a four star super beautiful hotel or Hotel Villa Portofino – another 4 star glamorous resort-like hotel with a landscape view facing the hills of Kigali.

Kigali – The City of 1000 Hills

This video captures the beauty of Kigali.

 

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Rwandan Ambassador to Nigeria at AMAA nominations
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Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, AMAA founder speaking at the event

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