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Motion picture practitioners from Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana are leading the pack in the race to win the coveted prizes at the 2014 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014 scheduled to take place at the oil-rich state of Bayelsa in Nigeria in the next couple of weeks.

The nominations into the 27 categories of the awards were announced by the AMAA Jurors at a well-attended gala night which took place at the Emperor Palace Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Celebrities from Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia and South Africa were in attendance including representatives of the government of South Africa and Namibia while the delegation from Malawi was led by the daughter of President Joyce Banda,  Edith Akridge. Some of the celebrities that graced the occasion included Ramsey Nouah, Funso Adeolu, Fathia Balogun, Fred Amata, Paul Obazele, Segun Arinze, Fidelis Duker, Lydia Forson from Ghana among others.

South African films such as Of Good Report, The Forgotten Kingdom made good showing while Nigeria’s Apaye, Omo Elemosho, Accident, A mile from Home and Lagos Cougars placed the most populous black nation in the world in a strong position.

Ghana’s Brother’s Keeper, Potomanto and Northern Affairs showed the West African country as a power house in business of film making. Other countries that had good nominations are Kenya, Mali, Cameroun, Mauritius, Malawi and the Diaspora Africans from Trinidad & Tobaggo, Algeria, among the 48 countries where entries came from.

Speaking at the gala night Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Chief Executive Officer of AMAA enjoined film makers in the continent to unite and promote the best in Africa through their works. She charged Nigerian and South African government as two giants in Africa to forge better economic and cultural co-operation.

Our leaders should invest in our future and creative energy of the young people be it in music, film, fashion and other areas through appropriate funding and regulatory framework that will the creative industry viable just as the governments in India and United States did for their creative entrepreneurs.’’

Ebizi Brown, Director General of Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency whose state is hosting the event called on film makers in Africa and beyond to come and shoot their movies in Bayelsa adding that the state is ready to host a great 10th anniversary edition of AMAA.

We have beautiful and exotic locations that are good for shooting of your films. Come and experience Bayelsa and we have incentives and talents that will make your work very smooth. We have stayed with AMAA in the last 10 years and we will continue as a state,”’ she said.

The AMAA Jury will not give award in the category FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD due to quality of films received in the category which the Jurors possibly find inadequate.

The main award where winners will be announced will come up in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

BellaNaija brought you photos of a few stars lodging into their hotels ahead of the announcement. (click here to see)

See who made the list!

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film
Children of Troumaron – Mauritius
Potomanto – Ghana
The Forgotten Kingdom – South Africa
Of Good Report – South Africa
Accident – Nigeria

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Director
Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden – Children of Troumaron (Mauritius)
Shirley Frimpong Manso – Potomanto (Ghana)
Andrew Mudge – The Forgotten Kingdom (South Africa)
Jamil X.T Quebeka – Of Good Report (South Africa)
Teco Benson – Accident (Nigeria)

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Zengo Ngqobe – Forgotten Kingdom
Kanayo O. Kanayo – Apaye
Mothusi Magano – Of Good Report
Joseph Benjamin – Murder At Prime Suites
Adjatey Annan – Potomanto
Majid Michel – Brothers Keeper

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Uche Nnadili – B for Boy
Linda Sokhulu – Felix
Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha – Accident
Clarion Chukwura – Apaye
Uche Jombo, Rodriquez, Monalisa Chinda and Daniella Okeke – Lagos Cougar
Joselyn Dumas – Northern Affair

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Desmond Elliot – Finding Mercy
Thapelo Mofekeng – Felix
Yomi Fash-Lanso – Omo Elemosho
Aniekan Iyoho – Potomanto
Tshamano Sebe – Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Vinaya Sungkur – The Children of Troumaron
Patience Ozokwor – After the Proposal
Marie Humbert – Potomanto
Barbara Soky – Brothers Keeper
Lee-Ann van Rooi – Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor
Evelyn Galle Ansah – Good Old Days: For the Love of AA
Petronella Tshuma – Of Good Report
Tope Tedela – A Mile From Home
Kitty Phillips – The Children of Troumatron
Shawn Faqua – Lagos Cougar

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Child Actor
Tobe Oboli – Brothers Keeper
Lebohang Ntsane – Forgotten Kingdom
Hlayani Junior Mabasa – Felix

AMAA 2014 Award for Best First Feature Film by a Director
Roberta Durrant – Felix
Chika Anadu – B for Boy
Andrew Mudge – Forgotten Kingdom
Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden – The Children of Troumaron
Dilman Dila – Felista’s Fable
Joyce Mhango Chavula – No More Tears

AMAA 2014- Bayelsa State Government Endowed Award for Best Nigerian Film
Apaye
B For Boy
Accident
Murder at Prime Suites
Omo Elemosho

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Feature Film
Tula The Revolt – Curacao
AZU – Venezuela
Kingston Paradise – Jamaica
Retrieval – USA

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary
Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China – USA/CANADA
Freedom Summer – USA
No Bois Man, No Frad – Trinidad and Tobago
Through the Lens Darkly : Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People – USA

Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film in An African Language
The forgotten Kingdom – South Africa
B for Boy – Nigeria
Omo Elemosho – Nigeria
Onye Ozi – Nigeria
Ni Sisi – Kenya

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film by An African Living Abroad
Jury has decided that there will be no nominations this year for this category.

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Documentary
Hamu Beya- The Sand Fishers – Mali
Potraits of a Lone Farmer – Nigeria/Denmark
Kushaya Ingagasi – South Africa
Daughters of the Niger Delta – Nigeria
Sincerely Ethiopia – Ethiopia

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Short Film
Passage – Bahamas
Heaven – USA
Tickle Me Rich – Trinidad and Tobago
Red – USA

Efere Ozako AMAA 2014 Award for Best Short Film
Haunted Soul – Kenya
Siriya Mtungi – Tanzania
Dialemi – Gabon
New Horizon – Nigeria
Nandy l’orpheline – Mali
Living Funeral – Nigeria
Phindile’s Heart – South Africa

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Animation
The Hare and the Lion – Burkina Faso
Thank God its Friday – Morocco
Leila – Nigeria
Khumba – South Africa
The Brats and Toy Thief – Mozambique

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in a Screenplay
B For Boy
Of Good Report
Accident
Potomanto
Felix

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Editing
Of Good Report
Accident
Once Upon A Road Trip
Potomanto
Felix

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Cinematography
Once Upon A Road Trip
Good Old Days: Love of AA
Of Good Report
The Forgotten Kingdom
The Children of Troumaron

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Sound
Felix
Northern Affair
Nothing For Mahala
Of Good Report
The Forgotten Kingdom

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Visual Effect
A Mile From Home
Omo Elemosho- Nigeria
Secret Room –
Ni Sisi- Kenya
Of Good Report- South Africa

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Soundtrack
Once Upon A Road Trip
Onye Ozi – Nigeria
Felix
Of Good Report- South Africa
Potomanto – Ghana

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Make-up
A Mile From Home – Nigeria
Apaye – Nigeria
Once Upon A Road Trip – South Africa
Felista Fable – Uganda
Potomanto – Ghana

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Costume Design
Good Old Days: Love of AA – Ghana
Apaye – Nigeria
Omo Elemosho – Nigeria
Ni Sisi – Kenya
The Forgotten Kingdom – South Africa

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Production Design
Northern Affair – Ghana
Of Good Report – South Africa
Ni Sisi – Kenya
Good Old Days: Love of AA – Ghana
Apaye – Nigeria
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BellaNaija is a Media Partner with Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2014

28 Comments

  1. Seanord

    April 3, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Where is October 1 and Half of a yellow sun?….this people are jokers….smh

    • Iyfee

      April 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      October 1 and Half of a Yellow Sun have not been widely released yet, and so haven’t been watched yet by the people that would vote. These are movies that are out already, either at the Cinemas or in the market.

    • Filmmaker

      April 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      In all award shows everywhere in the world, if the producers do not submit his or her film for consideration the film cannot be judged or nominated … Half of a yellow sun does qualify but the owners are yet to submit maybe they’ll submit next year, I don’t know if Kunle is done with October 1st, … its the same reason IJE wasn’t nominated for AMAA so many years ago, …. Chineze didn’t want to submit

  2. Posh

    April 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

    @ Seanord these films have not been released to public views yet so do not qualify for this years nominations. but surely they will feature next year.

    • Filmmaker

      April 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      @Posh … 90% of the films on this nomination list haven’t been released to the public, AMAA in my opinion is about half way between an actual Award show & a film Festival … ‘cos I don’t get how you have an award show where more than Half of your nominated films are haven’t gone thru cinemas or been released on DVDs

  3. Stephanie

    April 3, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I hope Uche Jumbo wins in her category
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    • Seanord

      April 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      @stephanie why not perfect the right spelling of her name first? and @posh so a movie that I watched since last year needs to wait 2 years before being nominated for an award? mshw…

  4. @edDREAMZ

    April 3, 2014 at 11:08 am

    All i knw is that nigerians are doing us proud no doubt….. I just hope we win more and more awards…..
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  5. STAR-BOYY

    April 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    APAYE leading!!!

  6. ubong

    April 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I’m sorry but this award has become so fixed its ridiculous……award will be given to every african country so as to not make them feel left out i mean whats the point of giving out the award when its not being given out on merit……thats not how the oscars are done Americans don’t care if other countries don’t win it because they wanna make them feel among.

    Watch how during the ceremony one big award like best director or best actor will go to ghana regardless and tone or two other small ones will follow, then Nigeria will win most of the acting awards like best actress, supporting actress etc, south africa will win the best movie and/or director and most of the movie awards and kenya gets the short films etc and one or two others will pick up one or two to make them feel important smh…..thats how its been done year in year out

    • nene

      April 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      exactly. i think it should be renamed nigerian movie academy awards so it can feature only nigerian films or ghanaian films since both countries tend to collaborate a lot. or better still, they find another name for it, because i know we don’t have an “academy”, like they have in america.

  7. eze

    April 3, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    See the way I was rushing down here to comment, to finish this AFRICAN MAGIC AWARDS PEOPLE.am so surprised no one waas commenting about that.HOW CAN AFRICAN MAGIC BE CONDUCTING AWARD ON CURRENT FILMS THAT WE WATCH WERE.IN THEIR TV THAT THEY SHOW OLD FILMS nd worst still they repeat these films like everyday. jesus is this the african magic people shout about.they are a joke like a big one. multi tv free to air CINE AFRIC IS BETTER FOR NAIJA MOVIES.

    • seanord

      April 3, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Do you have any eyes defect?

    • Anonymous

      April 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      This isn’t African Magic Awards! It’s Africa Movie Academy Awards. The Africa Magic Awards is the AMVCA held a few weeks ago.

  8. AK

    April 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Potomanto is mentioned in nine categories. What are we going to do with Shirley?

    • Honey

      April 3, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      lol she’s a force…cant beat her,mama making ghana proud

  9. Noble (http://www.lagosconvo.com)

    April 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Awards! Awards! Awards! Emphasis is shifting way too much to awards.

  10. Uk

    April 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I see my people Desmond Elliot and his BFF uche jombo hope you guts win so in love with what you guys are doing with your productions I really don’t care much about all these too many awards but just want to post comment to say congrats on all your productions and more of the part one movies just saw after the proposal love love it.

  11. felly

    April 4, 2014 at 2:28 am

    i hope uche doesnt win..she is a terrible actresses…and compensates poor acting with face contortions and screams….shld go to clarion or chioma…great actresses

    • nene

      April 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      i agree!

  12. mike

    April 4, 2014 at 7:43 am

    where is my girl Tonto Dike? this list is a joke..

  13. jude

    April 4, 2014 at 7:44 am

    i really hope the award goes to another person other than uche jumbo cos she no longer a top top actress

  14. Uk

    April 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    @jude I’m sure uche could care less about the award she has too many already and you should slap your self for that top actress comment

  15. jerry

    April 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    chioma is d winner for sure i expected her to win somtin at d amvca but she wasn’t even nomited but now i know that is not an award its a localllll award just watch it n see stupid mistakes AMAA is d BEST n i know dey wil give d awards to d right pple

  16. jerry

    April 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    chioma is d winner for sure i expected her to win somtin at d amvca but she wasn’t even nomited but now i know that is not an award its a localllll award just watch it n see stupid mistakes AMAA is d BEST n i know dey wil give d awards to d right pple

  17. David Nwachukwu

    April 26, 2014 at 12:22 am

    This is a big fat joke. The AMAA board had the opportunity to revolutionise film! The performances of Bikiya Graham Douglas, Ivie Okujaye, Idris Elba, Hlomla Dandala and Nse Ikpe Etim are missing terribly. Best Film Snubs: October 1, Mandela Long Walk To Freedom, Contract, Half Of A Yellow Sun, Flower Girl, Journey to Self and Nairobi Half Life. I am very unhappy with the nominations. The AMVCA’s were better tbh.

  18. David Nwachukwu

    April 26, 2014 at 12:26 am

    And secondly Tope Tedela should have gotten a Best Actor nomination not “young actor”. For crying out loud, Quvenzhane Wallis was 9 years old and she got a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

  19. Rogers Ngang

    August 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    why left out Cameroonian mowies

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