‘Eeny, meeny, miny, mo’: Hauwa Gambo makes her predictions of who wins what at today’s AMAAs

by Hauwa Gambo

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) holds this evening at the Expo Centre in Lagos. Let’s get into it, shall it?

 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

PREDICTION – Brains On Bald Head

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 Mandella – 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

PREDICTION – The Niger Delta Struggle

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Diaspora Feature

1. Toussanat Louverture – France
2. Ghetta Life – Jamaica
3. High Chicago– Canada
4. Elza – Guadelupe
5. Better Must Come – Jamaica
6. Kinyanrwanda – USA

PREDICTION – TOUSSANAT LOUVERTURE

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Diaspora Documentary

1. The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany
2. White Wash – USA
3. Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadelupe
4. All Me: The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert – USA

PREDICTION – WHITE WASH

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Diaspora (Short Film)

1. John Doe – USA
2. White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA
3. The Lost One – USA

PREDICTION – WHITE SUGAR IN A BLACK POT

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Animation

1. The Legend Of Ngog Hills – (Kenya)
2. Oba – (Nigeria)
3. Climate Change Is Real – (Kenya)
4. Egu – (South Africa)
5. Chomoka – (Kenya)

PREDICTION – EGU

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. Paparezzi Eye In The Dark – USA/Nigeria/Ghana

PREDICTION – HOUSEMATES

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 To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

PREDICTION – ADESUWA

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 – Ghana

PREDICTION – ADESUWA

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

PREDICTION – RUGGED PRIEST

AMAA 2012 Prize for Achievement In Soundtrack

1. Otelo Burning – South Africa
2. Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria
3. Adesuwa – Nigeria
4. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
5. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana

PREDICTION – ALERO’S SYMPHONY

AMAA 2012 Prize for Achievement In Visual Effects

1. Behind The Mask –
2. Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
3. Adesuwa – Nigeria
4. State Research Bureau – Uganda
5. Otelo Burning – South Africa

PREDICTION – OTELO BURNING

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
5. Algiers Murder – South Africa

PREDICTION – STATE OF VIOLENCE

AMAA 2012 Prize for Achievement In Cinematography

1. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
2. Otelo Burning – South Africa
3. Rugged Priest – Kenya
4. Masquerades – Ghana
5. Man On Ground – South Africa/Nigeria

PREDICTION – OTELO BURNING

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 To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
5. Otelo Burning  – South Africa
6. Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria

PREDICTION – ALERO’S SYMPHONY

AMAA 2012 Prize for Achievement In Screenplay

1. Ties That Bind – Ghana
2. Mr & Mrs – Nigeria
3. How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
4. Otelo Burning – South Africa
5. Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
6. Two Brides And A Baby – Nigeria

PREDICTION – TWO BRIDES AND A BABY

 AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Nigerian Film

1. Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
2. Family On Fire – Nigeria
3. Alero’s Symphony
4. Adesuwa
5. Phone Swap

PREDICTION – PHONE SWAP

 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 (Cameroun)

PREDICTION – OTELO BURNING

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Child Actor

1. Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) – Behind The Mask
2. Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning
3. Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank Job
5. Benjamin Abemigisha & Racheal Nduhukire (Derick And Margaret) – JAMAA
6. Ayinla O. Abdulaheem – Zr-7

PREDICTION – TSEPANG MOHLOMI (NTWA) – OTELO BURNING

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Young/Promising Actor

1. Neo Ntatleno (Oj) – State Of Violence
2. Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony
3. Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa
4. Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa
5. Thomas Gumede& Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning

PREDICTION – IVIE OKUJAYE (ALERO) – ALERO’S SYMPHONY

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Actor In A Supporting Role

1. Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How to Steal 2 Million
2. Fano Mokoena – Man on Ground
3. Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone Swap
4. Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two Brides and a Baby
5. Godfrey Theobejane – 48
6. Lwanda Jawar –Rugged Priest

PREDICTION – HAFIZ OYETORO (PHONE SWAP)

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Actress In A Supporting Role

1. Terry Phetto –How To Steal 2 Million
2. Ebbe Bassey –Ties That Bind
3. Empress Njamah –Bank Job
4. Ngozi Ezeonu –Adesuwa
5. Thelma Okoduwa –Mr & Mrs
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties That Bind

PREDICTION – OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE (TIES THAT BIND)

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Actor In A Leading Role

1. Menzi Ngubane – How to Steal 2 Million
2. Majid Micheal – Somewhere In Africa
3. Chet Anekwe – Unwanted Guest
4. Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning
5. Karabo Lance – 48
6. Wale Ojo – Phone Swap
7. Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man on Ground

PREDICTION – WALE OJO (PHONE SWAP)

 AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Actress In A Leading Role

1. Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr & Mrs
2. Yvonne Okoro – Single Six
3. Ama K. Abebrese – Ties That Bind
4. Rita Dominic – Shattered
5. Uche Jombo – Damage
6. Millicent Makheido – 48
7. Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai – Playing Warriors

PREDICTION – AMA K. ABEBRESE (TIES THAT BIND)

AMAA 2012 Prize for Best Director

1. Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun
2. Ties That Bind – Leila Djansi
3. Rugged Priest – Bob Nyanja
4. How to Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla
5. State Of Violence – Khalo Matabane
6. Man on Ground – Akin Omotoso
7. Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher

PREDICTION – AKIN OMOTOSO (MAN ON GROUND)

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 to Steal 2 Million (South Africa)
6. Ties That Bind (Ghana)
7. Man on Ground (South Africa/NIGERIA)

PREDICTION – MAN ON GROUND

So, how did I arrive at these names? I would love to tell you a touching story of how I took a point-to-point scientific method, or how I took the painstaking effort of watching all these films, but sorry —this I completely pulled out of my… heart.

Trust me, I have great instincts.

So, I’m off to the AMAAs red carpet now as we put this up and will share the real winners shortly!

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