Nominees For Africa Movie Academy Awards Out

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Dubbed as the Africa Oscars, the 2018 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards ‘AMAA’ has been launched together with its list of nominees.

The annual event is in its 14th year. Furthermore, has over the years rewarded excellence in film, ranging from production crew to cast members who make up a film. Speaking at the event, the founder of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe disclosed that the award event has been consistent for 14 years in its rewarding system. She further entreated Africans to get their tickets for the main award event scheduled for 18th to 22nd September, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

“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 jury,” she added.

This year’s event is made up 27 categories, with two of Ghana’s most watched comedy movies, SideChic Gang and Potato Potahto scoring nominations including, AMAA Best Film and Best Screenplay.

Check the full list of nominees below:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Dem Dem – Senegal/Belgium
Zenith – Cameroon/USA
It Rains on Ouga – Burkina Faso
In Shadows – Kenya
Coat of Harm – Nigeria
Tikitat Soulima – Morocco
Nice, Very Nice – Algeria
Visions (Shaitan, Buruja, Brood) – Nigeria
Fallou – Senegal
Still Water Runs Deep – Nigeria/USA
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

Group Photo – Nigeria
Belly Flop – South Africa
Untitled – Ghana
Crush – Nigeria
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

Bigger Than Africa – Nigeria/USA
Winnie – South Africa
Boxing Libreville – Gabon
Silas – South Africa/Kenya
When Babies Don’t Come – South Africa
Uncertain Future – BurundiWe Came In Sprint Carts – South Africa

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

Mansoor – Nigeria
Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa
Icheke Oku – Nigeria
Agwaetiti Obiuto – Nigeria
Nyasaland – Malawi
Tunu -Tanzania
MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

Minister – Nigeria/Italy
Alexandra – Nigeria/USA
Low Lifes And High Hopes – Nigeria/Austria
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

Torments of Love (Guadeloupe)
Baby Steps (USA)
Intercept (USA)
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

Evolutionary Blues (USA)
Barrows: Freedom Fighter (Barbados)
Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Got To Be Me (USA)
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

Angelica – Puerto Rico
Love Jacked – Canada
Charlie: La Vie Magnifique Charlie – USA
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Kada River
Five Fingers For Marseille
Tatu
In My Country
Cross Roads
AMAA 2018 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Icheke Oku
Cross Roads
Esohe
Five Fingers For Marseille
Isoken
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Siembamba
Icheke Oku
Five Fingers For Marseille
Esohe
The Road To Sunshine
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

The Road To Sunshine
Tatu
Hotel Called Memory
Isoken
Siembamba
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Siembamba
Icheke Oku
Lucky Specials
Esohe
Kada River
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

The Lost Café
The Road To Sunshine
Hotel Called Memory
Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
SideChic Gang
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Road To Sunshine
Five Fingers For Marseille
The Lost Café
The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
Siembamba
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Hotel Called Memory
Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
Lucky Specials
The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
Siembamba
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY

The Women
Potato Potahto
Ojukokoro
Five Fingers For Marseille
Hakkunde
The Lost Café
AMAA 2018 OSIGWE ANYIAM-OSIGWE FOUNDATION AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Cross Roads
In My Country
Isoken
Hotel Called Memory
Ojukokoro
The Lost Café
Icheke Oku
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/PROMISING ACTOR

Patrick Dibuah – Banana Island Ghost
Austin Enabulele – In My Country
Cindy Sanyu – Bella
Anine Lansari – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
Maurice Paige – Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
Nichole Ozioma Banna – Icheke Oku
Zainab Balogun – Sylvia
TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

SideChic Gang – Ghana
Banana Island Ghost – Nigeria
The Adventures Of Supermama – South Africa
Koko: The Box TV – Nigeria
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Seun Ajayi – Ojukokoro
Lionel Newton – Pop Lock ‘N’ Roll
Akah Nani – Banana Island Ghost
Richard Lukunku – Lucky Specials
Gideon Okeke – Cross Roads
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sika Osei – In Line
Sivenathi Mabuya – Lucky Specials
Rahama Sadau – Hakkunde
Toyin Abraham- Esohe
Joke Silva – Potato Potahto
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Vuyo Dabula – Five Fingers For Marseille
Richard Mofe Damijo – Cross Roads
Sam Dede – In My Country
Sani Bouajla – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
OC Ukeje – Potato Potahto
Chris Attoh – Esohe
Oros Mampofu – Lucky Specials
Frank Donga – Hakkunde
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Reine Swart – Siembamba
Okawa Shaznay –In My Country
Dakore Egbuson – Isoken
Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson and Sika Osei – SideChic Gang
Mariam Phiri – The Road To Sunrise
Tunde Aladese – The Lost Café
Joselyn Dumas – Potato Potahto
Kate Henshaw – ROTI
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

My Mothers Story –Flora Suya- Malawi
Ogwuetiti Obiuto – Onyeka Nwelue – Nigeria
Five Fingers for Marseilles- Michael Matthews- South Africa
Isoken – Jadesola Osiberu- Nigeria
18 Hours – Njue Kevin – Kenya
Banana Island Ghost – BB Sasore- Nigeria
The Blessed Vost – Sefia Djama – Algeria
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Jadesola Osiberu – Isoken
Michael Matthews- Five Fingers For Marseilles
Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country
Safia Djama- The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
Oluseyi Siwoku – Cross Roads
Shemu Joyah- Road to Sunshine
Darrell Roodt- Siembamba
Akin Omotoso- Hotel Called Memory
Peter Kofi Sedufia – SideChic Gang
Kenneth Gyang – The Lost Café
AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

Isoken – Nigeria
Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa
In My Country – Nigeria
The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)- Algeria
Cross Roads – Nigeria
Road to Sunshine – Malawi
Siembamba – South Africa
Hotel Called Memory – Nigeria
SideChic Gang – Ghana
The Lost Café – Nigeria

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