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Apr 21, 2013
Photos and winners at AMAA 2013
The ninth edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Nigeria’s premium reward platform in film and cinema, took place yesterday at Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
Artistes that performed at the event include P-Square, Flavour Nabania, Waje and Timi Dakolo.
The awards, of which winners are determined by a jury has an edge over other reward systems in Africa, because of the diversity in the panel, with members comprising seasoned film journalists, veterans in cinematography, experts in acting and production from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria.
Today, the AMAA train has moved across over 40 African countries, and nations like the US, Trinidad & Tobacco, the UK, Canada and Jamaica. The wide acceptance of the brand across the globe testifies to its unprecedented number of entries recorded this year. Over 671 entries have been received for this edition.
In this edition, AMAA has redefined standard within the industry, not only among the award portfolio but for filmmakers who make specific films and movies for AMAA. According to Chico Ejiro, a famous movie producer,
AMAA has succeeded in driving consciousness into movie makers who hitherto believed that profit in terms of finance was the only thing that matters in the industry.
Find list of winners below:
Best Actress in a leading role — Florence Masebe
Best actor in a leading role — Justice Esiri
Best actor in supporting role — Gabriel Afolayan
Best Promising Actor Award — Belinda Efah for Kokoma (Nigeria)
Best Screenplay — Heroes and Zeroes
Lifetime achievement award — Pete Edochie, Eddie Ugboma, Osita Okeke, Tunde Kelani
Best Film by Africans Abroad — Last Flight To Abuja by Obi Emelonye for his film
Best Documentary — Fueling Poverty (Nigeria)
Best Short Film — Akosua Adoma Owusu by Kwaku Ananse (Ghana)
Best Nigerian Film Winner: Confusion Na Wa
Best Costume Design — Blood And Henna
Best Achievement in Sound Winner — Nairobi Half Life (Kenya
Best Achievement in Soundtrack Winner — The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
Best Diaspora Feature Winner — Stones In The Sun (Haiti/USA)
Best Achievement in Cinematography Winner — Uhlanga, The Mark
Best Achievement in Editing Winner — Heroes And Zeroes by Niji Akanni
Achievement In Lightning Winner — Moi Zaphira
Best Actress in A Supporting Role — Hermelinda Cimela (Virgin Magarida)
Best Promising Actor (Joint Winner) — Joseph Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life)
Best Child Actor Winning Movie: The Ugandan
Best Director Winner: Niji Akanni for the movie “Heroes And Zeroes