Tuesday, 24 April 2012

KENYA'S LEGEND OF NGONG HILLS NAMED AFRICA'S BEST ANIMATION


 Kwame Nyongo’s animation, The Legend of Ngong Hills bagged the Best African Animation award at Sunday night’s Africa Movie Academy Awards held at The Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suite in Lagos, Nigeria.
Kenyan Movie Shattered won Award for Best Achievement in Make Up and Nigeria’s Rita Dominic was named Best Actress for her role in the film, while Ghanaian Majid Michel won Best Actor for his role in Somewhere in Africa.


Danny Glover’s Toussaint Louverture was named Best Diaspora Film. Some of the biggest names from black Hollywood were at The AMAAs, including Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Lynn Whitfield ( The JosephineBaker Story and Without a Trace ); Morris Chestnut ( American Horror Story, Boyz in the Hood ); Rockmond Dunbar ( Prison Break, Sons of Anarchy ) and Maya Gilbert ( General Hospital, Days of Our Lives ).

Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis hosted the prestigious awards, which included performancesfrom Asa, 2Face Idibia and Senegal’s Viviane Ndour.

Only films produced and released between December 2010 and December 2011 were eligible.

All the nominees, with winners in bold:

AMAA 2011 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM
1. State Of Violence - South Africa
2. Adesuwa - Nigeria
3. Otelo Burning – South Africa
4. Rugged Priest - Kenya
5. How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa

6. Ties That Bind - Ghana
7. Man On Ground - South Africa/Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Jamaa – Uganda
2. Look Again – Kenya
3. Maffe Tiga – Guinea
4. Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria

5. Hidden Life – South Africa
6. Mwansa The Great - Zimbabwe
7. Chumo – Tanzania
8. The Young Smoker - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1. African Election – Nigeria/Germany

2. Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda
3. Awa Ogbe: An African Adventure – Algeria
4. Dear Mandela – South Africa
5. White& Black; Crime And Colour – Tanzania
6. The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana
7. There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle –Nigeria
8. How Much Is Too Much – Kenya

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. Toussaint Louverture – Senegal/Guadalupe
 
2. Oba - Nigeria
3. Climate Change is Real – Kenya
4. Egu – South Africa
5. Nauliza - Kenya

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
1. Mystery Of Birds – USA/Nigeria
2. Housemates – UK/Nigeria
3. Ben Kross – Italy/Nigeria
4. Paparazzi Eye In The Dark – USA/Nigeria/Ghana

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. Somewhere in Africa - Ghana
2. Phone Swap – Nigeria

3. Otelo Burning – South Africa
4. Adesuwa - Nigeria
5. How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. The Captain Of Nakara - Kenya
2. Adesuwa – Nigeria

3. Rugged Priest -Kenya
4. Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
5. Queen's Desire - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Rugged Priest - Kenya
2. State Research Bureau - Uganda
3. Adesuwa - Nigeria
4. Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
5. Shattered – Kenya


AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1. Otelo Burning – South Africa
2. Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria

3. Adesuwa - Nigeria
4. How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa
5. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
1. Behind The Mask - Nigeria
2. Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
3. Adesuwa – Nigeria

4. State Research Bureau - Uganda
5. Otelo Burning – South Africa

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. State Of Violence – South Africa

2. Otelo Burning – South Africa
3. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
4. Man On Ground - South Africa/Nigeria
5. Algiers Murder - South Africa

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa
2. Otelo Burning – South Africa

3. Rugged Priest - Kenya
4. Masquerades - Ghana
5. Man On Ground – South Africa/Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Algiers Murder - South Africa
2. Man On Ground - South Africa/Nigeria
3. Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
4. How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa

5. Otelo Burning – South Africa
6. Alero’s Symphony - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
1. Ties That Bind – Ghana

2. Mr & Mrs - Nigeria
3. How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa
4. Otelo Burning –South Africa
5. Unwanted Guest -Nigeria
6. Two Brides And A Baby - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Unwanted Guest -Nigeria
2. Family On Fire - Nigeria
3. Alero’s Symphony - Nigeria
4. Adesuwa – Nigeria

5. Phone Swap – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Chumo - Tanzania
2. State Of Violence - South Africa

3. Family On Fire - Nigeria
4. Otelo Burning - South Africa
5. Asoni - Cameroon

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR
1. Rahim Banda ( Behind The Mask ) - Nigeria
2. Tshepang Mohlomi ( Otelo Burning ) – South Africa

3. Reginna Danies ( Bank Job ) - Nigeria
4. Benjamin Abemigisha ( Jamaa ) - Uganda
5. Rachel Nduhukire ( Jamaa ) - Uganda
6. Ayinla O. Abdulaheem ( ZR-7 ) - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST YOUNG/PROMISING ACTOR
1. Neo Ntatleno ( State Of Violence ) – South Africa
2. Ivie Okujaye ( Alero’s Symphony ) – Nigeria

3. Iyobosa Olaye ( Adesuwa ) – Nigeria
4. Martha Ankomah ( Somewhere In Africa ) - Ghana
5. Thomas Gumede ( Otelo Burning ) – South Africa
6. Sihle Xaba ( Otelo Burning ) – South Africa

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Rapulana Seiphemo ( How 2 Steal 2 Million ) – South Africa
2. Fana Mokoena ( Man On Ground ) – South Africa/Nigeria

3. Hafiz Oyetoro ( Phone Swap ) - Nigeria
4. Okechukwu Uzoesi ( Two Brides And A Baby ) - Nigeria
5. Godfrey Theobejane ( 48 ) - Nigeria
6. Lwanda Jawar ( Rugged Priest ) – Kenya

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Terry Pheto ( How 2 Steal 2 Million ) – South Africa

2. Ebbe Bassey ( Ties That Bind ) - Ghana
3. Empress Njamah ( Bank Job ) - Nigeria
4. Ngozi Ezeonu ( Adesuwa ) - Nigeria
5. Thelma Okoduwa ( Mr & Mrs ) - Nigeria
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde ( Ties That Bind ) - Ghana

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Menzi Ngubane ( How 2 Steal 2 Million ) – South Africa
2. Majid Michel ( Somewhere In Africa ) – Ghana

3. Chet Anekwe ( Unwanted Guest ) - Nigeria
4. Jafta Mamabolo ( Otelo Burning ) – South Africa
5. Karabo Lance ( 48 ) - South Africa
6. Wale Ojo ( Phone Swap ) - Nigeria
7. Hakeem Kae-Kazim ( Man On Ground ) – Nigeria/South Africa

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Nse Ikpe Etim ( Mr & Mrs ) - Nigeria
2. Yvonne Okoro ( Single Six ) - Ghana
3. Ama K. Abebrese ( Ties That Bind ) - Ghana
4. Rita Dominic ( Shattered ) – Nigeria

5. Uche Jombo ( Damage ) - Nigeria
6. Millicent Makheido ( 48 ) – Nigeria
7. Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai ( Playing Warriors ) - Zimbabwe

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun ( Adesuwa ) - Nigeria
2. Leila Djansi ( Ties That Bind ) - Ghana
3. Bob Nyanja ( Rugged Priest ) - Kenya
4. Charlie Vundla ( How 2 Steal 2 Million ) – South Africa

5. Khalo Matabane ( State Of Violence ) – South Africa
6. Akin Omotoso ( Man On Ground ) – South Africa/Nigeria
7. Sara Bletcher ( Otelo Burning ) – South Africa

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Man on Ground - South Africa/Nigeria


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