2016 African Movie Academy Awards Nominees Out: Ghana Grabs 15 Nominations

Nominations for the 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards have been made public with Ghana obtaining (15) nominations with five (5) films for the awards show slated for June 2016.

The President of 2016 AMAA Jury, Mr. Husseini Shaibu announced the nominations on Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Protea Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos.

New actor, Joseph Otsiman nominated in the Best Actor In Supporting Role for his performance in the drama thriller film, The Cursed Ones.

The directed of the movie Nana Obiri Yeboah was also nominated for AMAA 2016 Award For Best Director category.

Another new and young actress Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu made the AMAA 2016 Award For Best Young/Promising Actor category for her role in The Cursed Ones.

English actor, Oris Erhuero who is representing Ghana in the awards made the Best Actor In Leading Role category for his performance in the same Ghanaian movie The Cursed Ones.

Shirley Frimpong Manso’s latest work Rebecca had two nominations AMAA 2016 Award For Achievements In Editing and AMAA 2016 Award For Sound.

Then two other Ghanaian films:  Cursed Treasure and Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) were both nominated for Ousmane Sembene  AMAA 2016 Award For Best Film In An African Language. The Peculiar Life of a Spider from also Ghana made it into the Best Animation Category.

This year’s AMAA will take place in June in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.The Cursed Ones movie

Below is the full list of 2016 AMAA Nominations:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi – Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of Nigerian Couple – Nigeria

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco

 

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana

 

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Lines – USA
2. Raptors – USA
3. Across The Track – USA

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues – USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion – USA

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. America Is Still the Place – USA
2. Ben & Ara – USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here – USA

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. The Cursed Ones – Ghana
2. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God – Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria

 

AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Eye of the storm
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed One
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Oshimiri
2. The Cursed Ones
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

O-Town – Nigeria
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed Ones- Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Hear me Move – South Africa
2. Oshimiri – Nigeria
3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. The Cursed Ones – Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors – Morocco
5. Falling – Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Cursed ones
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed Ones

4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

The Cursed Ones
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood

 

AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Beyond Blood
2. Dry
3. Fifty
4. Missing God
5. Falling
6. O’Town

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed Ones
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed Ones
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
4. Odunlade Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Oris Erhuero – The Cursed Ones
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

MONA – Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
3. 8 Bars and A Clef- Chioma Onyenwe

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Nana Obiri-Yeboah- The Cursed Ones
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus – Dry
7. Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

 

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Cursed Ones – Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco

 

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