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Nominations for the 2009 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)

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The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is an offshoot of the African Film Academy. The Academy founded on the best film tradition, is geared towards research, training and propagating film making in Africa. Behind it are film producers, directors, designers, writers, critics and scholars who share in the belief of a renaissant African film.

AMAA is thus conceptualized as an annual celebration of the brightest and the best in African movie. It is about class and style, blitz, glitz and razzmatazz. It is the biggest gathering of movie makers across the African continent and the diaspora. It is to show to the world that the rating of Nollywood (Nigeria) as the third largest producers of movie is real.
The 2009 edition of the awards billed to hold in Yenagoa, the capital of the oil-rich but politically volatile Niger Delta state of Bayelsa on April 4 2009.
1. BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

  • Per Second Killer (Nigeria)
  • Coming of Age (Kenya)
  • Santos the survivor (Kenya)
  • Lost in the South (Rwanda)
  • Congo my foot (FAR)

2. BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

  • Private Files – Egypt
  • Shit on the Rock – Nigeria
  • Grandma’s not Home – South Africa
  • For the Best and for the Onion – Niger
  • Malcom’s Echo – Dami Akinnusi

3. BEST SHORT FILM

  • Pamela – Kenya
  • Who is Best? -Zimbabwe
  • The Sharing day – Cameroun
  • Killer Necklace
  • Love Is …

4. BEST ANIMATION

  • Lolo (Burkina Faso)
  • Leila (Burkina Faso)
  • Little Learning is different – Kenya
  • Manani Ogre – Kenya
  • Cheprono – Kenya
  • Wanuri Kahiu – Kenya

5. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

  • From a Whisper
  • Battle of the Soul
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Gugu and Andile
  • Grey Focus

6. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

  • Cindy’s Note
  • Reloaded
  • Modupe Temi
  • Battle of the Soul
  • From a Whisper

7. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION

  • Small Boy – Michelle Bello

    Michelle Bello

    Michelle Bello

  • Five Apostles – Ifeanyi Onyeabor
  • Agony of the Christ – Jude Odoh
  • Gugu and Andile – Kay Tickerman
  • Revolution – Eddybongo Uka

8. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

  • Agony of the Christ
  • Live to Remember
  • From a whisper
  • The Assassin
  • Ase n’tedumare

9. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

  • Five Apostle
  • Battle of the Soul
  • Smoke and Mirrors
  • Agony of the Christ
  • Revolution

10. Best ORIGINAL IN SOUNDTRACK

  • Arugba
  • Beautiful Soul
  • From a whisper
  • Agony of the Christ
  • Jenifa

11. MOST PROMISING ACTOR

  • Litha Booi – Gugu and Andile
  • Mavila Anthana Keriario – Battle of the Soul
  • Ruffy Samuel – Dead End
  • Segun Adefila – Arugba
  • Sherrif Ramzy – Seventh Heaven

12. MOST PROMISING ACTRESS

  • Bhaira Mcwizu – Cindy’s Note
  • Bukola Awoyemi – Arugba
  • Lydia Farson – Scorned
  • Lungelo Dhladha – Gugu and Andile
  • Mfouemon Bea. Flore – Ma Saah Sah

13. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD ACTOR

  • Celia Greenwoood – The Assassin
  • Richard Chukwuma – Small Boy
  • Shanlar Kirunga – Battle of the Soul
  • Samara Milgwi – From a whisper

14. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Godfrey Odhiamba – From a whisper
  • Mike Ezuruonye – The Assassin
  • Michel Majid – Agony of the Christ
  • Peter Badejo – Arugba
  • Farouk Alfishawi – Seventh Heaven
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Stephanie Okereke

15. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Stephanie Okereke and Nse Etim – Reloaded
  • Stella Damasus-Aboderin – State of the Heart
  • Corine Onyango – From a whisper
  • Nadia Buari – Agony of the Christ
  • Funke Akindele – Jenifa

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Femi Adebayo – Apaadi
  • Abubakar Mvenda and Ken Ambani – From a Whisper
  • Neil Mc Carthy – Gugu and Andile
  • Yemi Blaq – Grey Focus
  • Joel Okuyo Prynce – Battle of the Soul

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Aggie Kebirungi – Battle of the Soul
  • Mercy Johnson – Live to Remember
  • Mosunmola Filani – Jenifa
  • Daphney Hlomoku – Gugu and Andile
  • Chika Ike – The Assassin

18. BEST FILM IN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

  • Gugu and Andile – South Africa
  • Arugba – Nigeria
  • Mah Saah Sa – Cameroun
  • Uyai – Nigeria
  • Apaadi – Nigeria

19. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • From a Whisper – Marius Van Graan
  • Seventh Heaven – Ramses Marzouk
  • Cindy’s Note – Izu Ojukwu
  • Gugu and Andile –Greg Heimann
  • Battle of the Soul – Stephen Njero and Tony Matomi
  • Saad Hendawy – Egypt

20. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME

  • Agony of the Christ
  • Apaadi
  • Live to Remember
  • Arugba
  • Seventh Heaven

21. HEART OF AFRICA AWARD FOR BEST FILMS FROM NIGERIA

  • Cindy’s Note – Izu Ojukwu
  • Arugba – Tunde Kelani
  • Beautiful Soul – Tchidi Chikere
  • State of the Heart – Kingsley Omoife and Richard Mofe-Damijo
  • Jenifa – Funke Akindele

22. BEST SCREENPLAY

  • From a Whisper – Matt Bishanga
  • Seventh Heaven – Zainab Aziz
  • Through the Glass – Stephanie Okereke
  • Reloaded – Emem Isong
  • Beautiful soul – Tchidi Chikere

23. BEST PICTURE

  • From a Whisper – Kenya
  • Arugba – Nigeria
  • Gugu and Andile – South Africa
  • Battle of the Soul – Uganda
  • Seventh Heaven – Egypt

24. BEST DIRECTOR

  • Wanuri Kahiu – From a Whisper (Kenya)
  • Tunde Kelani – Arugba (Nigeria)
  • Minky Schlesinger – Gugu and Andile (South Africa)
  • Matt Bish – Battle of the Soul (Uganda)
  • Saad Hendawy – Seventh Heaven (Egypt)

7 Comments

  1. Ladi

    March 17, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I like the fact thats it is getting more diverse. Even though Nollywood is the biggest and most popular, a lot of other African movies are higher budget with better quality and haven’t gotten AMAAs in the past so good progress.

    I hope the awards ceremony itself is not a drag. The last one I watched had 6 Aba Pound road/ Idumota marketers getting awards and thanking their ‘fans’ in front of Vanessa Williams. Its like Netflicks winning an Oscar. I was like WTheck?

  2. mary

    March 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    It can only get better, hope Funke wins and Tunde is the best no competition on him in Nigeria

  3. Zumas

    March 20, 2009 at 8:00 am

    wat about Botswana s number 1 ladies detective?

  4. jolo

    March 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Bella, can your team try to get an interview from Nse Ikpe Etim – she did an amazingly awesome performance in Emem Isong’s latest flick ‘Reloaded’ she deserves the award first for such great acting and secondly for being a newcomer at that.

  5. lala

    March 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    nice. Tlak.like.become.luv

  6. phatti

    April 4, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    The No.1 ladies detective agency is not from Botswana. It’s just a series created from a book, and a partnership between HBO and the BBC. It might be about Africa but it is essentially not African…

  7. raymond musiima

    July 25, 2009 at 11:44 am

    i thank the organisers for being impartial and nominating ugandan movies as well

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