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AMAA releases 2011 Nominations List!

by Chi Ibe

A few minutes ago the African Movie Academy Awards announced its 2011 nominees list. This year’s edition of the well-respected awards ceremony will hold from 21-27 March in Yenagoa, Bayelsa. According AMAA, the awards “will incorporate many activities, making for a rounded event that will have something for everyone”, and the nominations party holds tonight in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s edition holds a greater variety of awards than ever before, with films from Rwanda to Cameroun featuring. Below is the 2011 nominations list:

1. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1. BOUGFEN – PETRA BANINLA SUNJO (CAMEROUN)

2. WEAKNESS – WANJIRU KAIRU (KENYA)

3. NO JERSEY NO MATCH – DANIEL ADEMINOKAN (NIGERIA)

4. DUTY – MAK KUSARE (NIGERIA)

5. BONLAMBO – ZWE LESIZWE NTULI (SOUTH AFRICA)

6. ZEBU AND THE PHOTOFISH – ZIPPORAH NYARORI (KENYA)

7. DINA – MICKEY FONSECA (MOZAMBIQUE)

8. ALLAHKABO – BOUNA CHERIF FOFANA (TOGO)

2. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

1.      SYMPHONY KINSASHA – DIENDO HAMADI & DINTA WA LUSULA (CONGO)

2.      NAIJA DIAMOND (Feature on Dr. Rahmat Mohammed) – NFORM LEONARD (NIGERIA)

3.      AFTER THE MINE  –  DIENDO HAMADI & DINTA WA LUSULA (DRC)

4.      STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN – ROWENA ALDOUS & JILL HANAS – HANCOCK (SOUTH AFRICA)

5.      YEABU’S HOMECOMING – JENNY CHU (SIERRALEONE)

3. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY (LONG)

1.  KONDI ET LE JEUDI NATIONALE – ARIANA ASTRID ATODJI (CAMEROUN)

2. HEADLINES IN HISTORY – ZOBBY BRESSON (KENYA)

3. CO – EXIST  –  ADAM MAZO (RWANDA)

4. STATE OF MIND –  DJO TUNDA WA MUNGA (CONGO)

5. NAIJA DIAMONDS –  NFROM LEONARD (NIGERIA)

4. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

SUICIDE DOLLS – KEITH SHAW (USA)

TESTED – RUSSELL COSTANZO (USA)

NOTHING LESS – WAYNE SAUNDERS (UK)

THE VILLAGE  – WAYNE SAUNDERS (UK)

5. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY (LONG)

STUBORN AS A MULE – MILLER BARGERON JR & ARCELOUS DEIELS (USA)

MOMENTUM –  ZEINABU IRENE DAVIS (USA)

IF NOT NOW – LOUIS HAGGART (USA)

MOTHERLAND – OWEN ALIK SHAHADAH (USA)

CHANGEMENT – CHIARA CAVALLAZI (ITALY)

6. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM)

CYCLE –  ROY CLOVIS (USA)

UNDER TOW – MILES ORION FELD (USA)

HABITUAL AGGRESSION – TEMI OJO (USA)

LITTLE SOLDIER – DALLAS KING (USA)

THE NEW N WORD – SOWANDE TICHAWONNA (USA)

PRECIPICE – JULIUS AMEDUME (UK)

7. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST FILM BY AFRICAN ABROAD

1.       ANCHOR BABY – LONZO NZEKWE (NIGERIA/CANADA)

2.       IN AMERICA: THE STORY OF THE SOUL SISTERS– RAHMAN OLADIGBOLU (NIGERIA/USA)

3.       MIRROR BOY – OBI EMELONYE (NIGERIA/UK)

4.       AFRICA UNITED  – DEBS GARDNER – BROOK (RWANDA/UK)

8. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1.     TANGO WITH ME

2.     VIVA RIVA

3.     HOPEVILLE

4.     6 HOURS TO CHRISTMAS

5.     MAAMI

9. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1.     INALE

2.     YEMOJA

3.     SINKING SANDS

4.     ARAMOTU

5.     ELMINA

10. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE UP

1.     INALE

2.     SINKING SANDS

3.     A PRIVATE STORM

4.     VIVA RIVA

5.     A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT

11. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1.     VIVA RIVA

2.     AFRICA UNITED

3.     IZULU LAMI

4.     INALE

5.     A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT

12. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

1.     ARAMOTU

2.     NANI

3.     WHO OWNS DA CITY

4.     INALE

5.     A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT

13. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1.     SINKING SANDS

2.     SHIRLEY ADAMS

3.     IZULU LAMI

4.     VIVA RIVA

5.     TANGO WITH ME

14. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1.     SINKING SANDS

2.     MAAMI

3.     IZULU LAMI

4.     HOPEVILLE

5.     VIVA RIVA

15. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY

1.     SOUL BOY

2.     SINKING SANDS

3.     HOPEVILLE

4.     SHIRLEY ADAMS

5.     IZULU LAMI 

16. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

1.     MAAMI  – TUNDE KELANI

2.     ARAMOTU – NIJI AKANNI

3.     TANGO WITH ME – MAHMOOD ALI – BALOGUN

4.     INALE – JETA AMATA

5.     A PRIVATE STORM – LANCELOT ODUWA IMASEUNIKECHUKWU ONYEKA

17. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST FILM IN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1.     ARAMOTU – NIJI AKANNI (NIGERIA)

2.     IZULU LAMI – MADODA NCAYIYANA (SOUTH AFRICA)

3.     SOUL BOY –  HAWA ESSUMAN (KENYA)

4.     SUWI – MUSOLA CATHERINE KASEKETI (ZAMBIA)

5.     FISHING THE LITTLE STONE – KAZ KASOZI (UGANDA)

18. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR

1.     SOBAHLE MKHABASE (THEMBI), TSCHEPANG MOHLOMI (CHILI – BITE) AND SIBONELO MALINGA(KHWEZI)  –  IZULU LAMI

2.     ERIYA NDAYAMBAJE –  DUDU IN AFRICA UNITED

3.     JORDAN NTUNGA –  ANTO IN VIVA RIVA

4.     AYOMIDE ABATTI –  YOUNG KASHI IN MAAMI

5.     BENJAMIN ABEMIGISHA –  ZEBU IN ZEBU AND THE PHOTOFISH

6.     SHANTEL MWABI –  BUPE IN SUWI

19. AMAA PRIZE FOR BEST YOUNG ACTOR

1.     YVES DUSENGE (CHILD SOLDIER) AND ROGER NSENGIYUMUA (FOOTBALLER) –  AFRICA UNITED

2.     SAMSON ODHIAMBO AND LEILA DAYAN OPOU  –  SOUL BOY

3.     EDWARD KAGUTUZI  –  MIRROR BOY

4.     DONOVAN ADAMS  –  SHIRLEY ADAMS

5.     JUNIOR SINGO  –  HOPEVILLE

20. BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1.     OSITA IHEME  –  MIRROR BOY

2.     HOJI FORTUNA  –  VIVA RIVA

3.     MPILO VUSI KUNENE  –  A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT

4.     JOHN DUMELO – A PRIVATE  STORM

5.     DESMOND DUBE –  HOPEVILLE

21. BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1.     MARY TWALA  –  HOPEVILLE

2.     JOYCE NTALABE  –  THE RIVALING SHADOW

3.     MARLENE LONGAGE –  VIVA RIVA

4.     TINA MBA  – TANGO WITH ME

5.     YVONNE OKORO  –  POOL PARTY

22. BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1.     THEMBA NDABA  –  HOPEVILLE

2.     PATSHA BAY  – VIVA RIVA

3.     JIMMY JEAN – LOUIS  –  SINKING SANDS

4.     EKON BLANKSON  –  CHECKMATE

5.     ANTAR LANIYAN  –  YEMOJA

23.BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1.     IDIAT SHOBANDE  – ARAMOTU

2.     OMONI OBOLI –  ANCHOR BABY

3.     MANIE MALONE  –  VIVA RIVA

4.     AMAKE ABEBRESE –  SINKING SANDS

5.     DENISE NEWMAN  – SHIRLEY ADAMS

6. GENEVIEVE NNAJI – TANGO WITH ME

24. BEST DIRECTOR

1.     SOUL BOY   –  HAWA ESSUMAN

2.     SHIRLEY ADAMS – OLIVER HERMANUS

3.     VIVA RIVA – DJO TUNDA WA MUNGA

4.     ARAMOTU – NIJI AKANNI

5.     A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT – JAHMAIL. X. T QUBEKA

6.     SINKING SANDS – LEILA DJANSI

25. BEST FILM

1.       VIVA RIVA – DJO TUNDA WA MUNGA  (CONGO)

2.       SINKING SANDS – LEILA DJANSI (GHANA)

3.       ARAMOTU – NIJI AKANNI (NIGERIA)

4.       SOUL BOY – HAWA ESSUMAN (KENYA)

5.       HOPEVILLE – JOHN TRENGOVE (SOUTH AFRICA)

6.       A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT  –  JAHMIL X.T QUBEKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

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