Nominations have been announced for the 12th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) scheduled to hold on June 11, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

The president of this year’s AMAA jury, Shaibu Husseini, announced the nominations in 26 categories at a media event yesterday.
According to Husseini, AMAA received over 420 films from filmmakers across 25 African countries of which 250 feature films and eight short films were nominated by the jury.

1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi - Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of Nigerian Couple – Nigeria

2. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION


1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso

3. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco

4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) - Ghana


5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:


1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK

6. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT


1. Lines - USA
2. Raptors - USA
3. Across The Track - USA

7. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues - USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion - USA

8. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. America Is Still the Place - USA
2. Ben & Ara - USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here - USA

9. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN


1. The Cursed One - Ghana
2. Soldiers Story - Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God - Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria

10. AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. Eye of the storm
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed One
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story

11. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP


1. Oshimiri
2. The Cursed One
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story

12. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. O-Town - Nigeria
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed One - Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger

13. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1. Hear me Move - South Africa
2. Oshimiri - Nigeria
3. silly Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria


14. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty - Nigeria
3. The Cursed One - Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors - Morocco
5. Falling - Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana

15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. The Cursed one
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty

16. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed One
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move

17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

1. The Cursed One
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood

18. AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

1. Beyond Blood
2. Dry
3. Fifty
4. Missing God
5. Falling
6. O’Town


19. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri

20. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
4. Adeolu Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something


21. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


1. Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck



22. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE


1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne

23. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE


1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

24. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

1. MONA - Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
3. 8 Bars and a Clef- Chioma Onyenwe



25. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR


1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah - The Cursed One
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus - Dry
7. Akin Omotoso - Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

26. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

1. The Cursed One - Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm - Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco

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