AMAA releases nominees for 2019 awards (full list)


Post created on September 19, 2019

The Africa Film Academy has announced nominations for the 2019 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2019. The nominations was announced via a live broadcast by the president of the AMAA 2019 Jury Asantewa Adetunji.

This is the 15th year of the Africa Film Academy and 2019 nominations are much anticipated as the awards will hold on the 26th of October 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria this year.

1. Efere Ozako Award For Best Short Film

1. The Fisherman (Ghana)
2. A Tune of Kora (SENEGAL)
3. ICYASHA (Rwanda)
4. NAMOW2018 (KENYA)
5. Vagabond (GHANA)
6. Measure of a Woman (SA)
7. Mma Moeketsi (SA)
8. Motswakwa (BOTSWANA)
9. Tonight’s Opening Act (EGYPT)
10. Hello Rain (NIGERIA)

 

2. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Animation

1. Kitwana Journey – Kenya
2. Choices – Nigeria
3. Isolated- Kenya
4. Afrogames – Burkina Faso

 

3. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Documentary

1. Djambar, Sembene the Unsubmissive (Cameroun)
2. The State Against Mandela (South Africa)
3. Golden Fish, African Fish (Senegal)
4. Skin (Nigeria)
5. Khartoum Offside (Sudan)
6. Le loups d’or de Balole (Burkina Faso)
7. Sur Les Traces de Mamani Abdoulaye (Niger)
8. No Gold For Katsaka (Burkina Faso)
9. Mother, I am Suffocating, This Is My Last Film About You (Lesotho)

 

4. Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film in an African Language

1. Make Room (Nigeria)
2. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
3. Rafiki (Kenya)
4. Bahasha -The Envelope (Tanzania)
5. Azali (Ghana)

 

5. Michael Anyiam Osigwe AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film by an African-Born Director Living Abroad

1. Julius Amedume – Rattlesnakes
2. Tosin Coker – Lara and the Beats
3. Robert O. Peters – Make Room

 

6. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Short Film

1. Bail (UK)
2. Oath Bound (UK)
3. Fevah (USA)
4. I Am Superman (Brazil)

 

7. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Documentary

1. Wax Print 1 FABRIC, 4 continent (UK)
2. The Guardian of No Return (Guadalope)
3. Dare to Dream (USA/CUBA)
4. Drugs as Weapons Against Us (USA)
5. My Friend Fela (Brazil)

 

8. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Narrative Feature

1. Nine Nights (UK)
2. Olympia (USA)
3. Traffik (US)
4. Hero (Trinidad and Tobago/Canada)
5. Sprinter (Jamaica)

 

9. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Production Design

1. Redemption (Mozambique)
2. Rafiki (Kenya)
3. Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Stories (S. Africa)
4. Urgent (Morroco)
5. Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
6. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
7. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
8. Delivery Boy (Nigeria)

 

10. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Costume Design

1. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
2. Light in the Dark (Nigeria)
3. Rafiki (Kenya)
4. King of Boys (Nigeria)
5. Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
6. Urgent (Morocco)
7. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)

 

11. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Make-Up

1. Makeroom (Nigeria)
2. Gold Statue (Nigeria)
3. Veronica’s Wish (Uganda)
4. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
5. Before the Vows (GHANA)
6. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
7. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)

 

12. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Soundtrack

1. Subira (Kenya)
2. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
3. Farewell Ella Bella (S. AFRICA)
4. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
5. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
6. Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
7. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
8. Redemption (Mozambique)

 

13. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Visual Effects

1. Makeroom (Nigeria)
2. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
3. Knockout Blessing (Nigeria)
4. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
5. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
6. The King of Boys (Nigeria)
7. Burial of Kojo (Ghana)

 

14. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Sound

1. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
2. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
3. Makeroom (Nigeria)
4. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
5. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
6. Urgent (Morocco)
7. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
8. Redemption (Mozambique)

 

15. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Cinematography

1. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
2. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
3. Mercy Of The Jungle (Rwanda)
4. Redemption (Mozambique)
5. Rafiki (Kenya)
6. Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
7. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
8. Redemption (Mozambique)

 

16. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Editing

1. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
2. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
3. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
4. Rafiki (Kenya)
5. The Gold Statue (Nigeria)
6. Diamond in the Sky (Nigeria)
7. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
8. Sew The Winter To My Skin (S. Africa)

 

17. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Screenplay

1. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
2. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
3. Rafiki (Kenya)
4. Diamond in the Sky (Nigeria)
5. Gold Statue (Nigeria)
6 Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
7. Redemption (Mozambique)
8. Up North (Nigeria)

 

18. AMAA 2019/National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)Award For Best Nigerian Film

1. The Delivery Boy
2. Lara and the Beats
3. Makeroom
4. King of Boys
5. Gold Statue
6. Up North
7. Knockout Blessing

 

19. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Young/Promising Actor

1. Youssef Alaoui (Ayoub) URGENT
2. Angel Onyinyechi Unigwe (Adaeze) LIGHT IN THE DARK
3. Cynthia Dankwa (Esi) BURIAL OF KOJO
4. Emilio Bilo (Azarias) Mabata Bata
5. Jamma Ibrahim (Amir) The Delivery Boy
6. Catherine Credo (Neema) Fatuma

 

21. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1. Remilekun “Reminisce” Safaru (Makanaki) King of Boys
2. Jarrid Geduld 9 (Abie) Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story
3. Zolisa Xaluva (Wyatt Earp) Sew the Winter to my Skin
4. Kanayo O. Kanyayo (Chief Otuekong) Up North
5. Kobina Amissah-Sam (Kwabina) The Burial of Kojo
6. Bucci Franklyn (Dagogo) Knockout Blessing

 

22. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1. Eniola Shobayo (Vivian) Knockout Blessing
2. Linda Ejiofer (Oby) Knockout Blessing
3. Kandyse McClure (Golden Eyes) Sew the Winter to My Skin
4. Adesua Etomi (Kemi) The King of Boys
5. Joke Silva (Mama Jumoke) Light in the Dark
6. Arlete Bombe (Mia) Redemption

23. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actor in a Leading Role

1. Gabriel Afolayan Gold Statue
2. Joseph Otsiman (Kojo) The Burial of Kojo
3. Chinedu Ikedieze (Big Chi) Lara and the Beats
4. Jimmy Jean Louis (Robert McQueen) Rattlesnakes
5. Gil Alexandre (Bruno) Redemption
6. Marc Zinga ( )Mercy of the Jungle)
7. Ezra Mabengeza (Samson) Sew The Winter To My Skin
8. Ayoub Bombwe ( Mwanyusi ) Fatuma

 

24. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Leading Role

1. Sheila Munyiva (Ziki) Rafik
2. Rita Dominic (Jumoke Arinze) Light in the Dark
3. Jill Levenberg (Ellen) The Ellen Parkies Story
4. Beatrice Taisamo (Fatuma) Fatuma
5. Seyi Shay (Lara) Lara and the Beats
6. Sola Sobowale (Eniola) King of Boys
7. Jemima Osunde (Nkem) The Delivery Boy
8. Samantha Mugatsia (Kena) Rafiki

 

25. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Director-First Feature Film

1. Blitz Bazawule – The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
2. Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe – The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
3. Sippy Chadha – Subira (Tanzania)
4. Nicole Amarteifo – Before the Vows (Ghana

 

26. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Director

1. Wanuri Kahui – Rafiki (Kenya)
2. Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe – The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
3. Daryne Joshua -Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story (S. Africa)
4. Jahmil X. Qubeka – Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
5. Kemi Adetiba – King of Boys (Nigeria)
6. Mohcine Besri – Urgent (Morocco)
7. Mickey Fonseca – Redemption (Mozambique)
8. Joël Karekezi- Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)

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27. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film

1. Rafiki (Kenya)
2. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
3. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
4. Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story (S. Africa)
5. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
6. Redemption (Mozambique)
7. King of Boys (Nigeria)
8. Urgent (Morocco)


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