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AMAA 2016: Full List Of Winners

Despite losing two of the major awards of the night, Best Movie of the Year and Best Director awards to Burkina Faso and Ghana, Nigeria’s Nollywood weekend reaffirmed its solid place as Africa’s biggest film industry at this year’s African Movie Academy Awards,AMAA.

The country carted away 10 out of the 24 awards given out this year, beating South Africa, which won five awards and fast evolving Burkina Faso film industry also won four awards. Ghana came fourth, clinching three awards; Best Director award, won by Nana Obiri-Tenoah for his film, “The Cursed One,”Best Cinematography and Best in Production Design in Africa

The glamorous awards night held, weekend at Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

See full list of winners below:

AMAA 2016 Award for Best Short Film – Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada

BEST ANIMATION – The Pencil – Burkina Faso

BEST DOCUMENTARY – The Fruitless Tree –Niger

BEST DIASPORA SHORT – Across The Track – USA

AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD – Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA

BEST DIASPORA FEATURE – Ben & Ara – USA

BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY – Agents of Change

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN – Eye of the Storm

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN – The Cursed One – Ghana play

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP – Soldiers Story

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK – O-Town – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS – Oshimiri – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY – The Cursed One

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING – Hear me Move AMAA 2016 play AMAA 2016

ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY – Tell me Something Sweet

BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE – Missing God – Nigeria

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm

BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE – Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Something Sweet

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Daniel K Daniel – Soldiers Story

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda BEST

FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR – Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva

BEST FILM – Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso

BEST DIRECTOR – Nana Obiri-Yaboah, Maximilian Clausse

BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR – Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry


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