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High expectations await 2016 AMAAs on Saturday

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 Source: ghanareporter.com

The 2016 edition of the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) will take place in Port Harcourt, Nigeria tomorrow, Saturday, June 11.

As usual, a lot of expectations await the event as regards who wins what.

Ghana is hoping to win some of the major categories after receiving a total of fifteen (15) nominations with five (5) films.

Among these categories are Best Actor in Leading Role, Best Actor in Supporting Role, Best Director and Best Young/Promising Actor category among others.

New actor Joseph Otsiman got the nod for Best Actor in Supporting Role for his performance in the drama thriller, The Cursed Ones, directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah. Nana has also been nominated for Best Director award while young actress, Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu also got nominated for AMAA 2016 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor category for her role in The Cursed Ones.

English actor Oris Erhuero is set to slug it out with other contenders for the Best Actor in Leading Role award for his performance in the same Ghanaian movie—The Cursed Ones.

The movie had majority of the nominations for Ghana but missed out on Best Actress in Lead Role category. Ghana didn’t make it into that category at all.

Shirley Frimpong Manso’s directed Rebecca had two nominations in the categories, AMAA 2016 Award for Achievements in Editing and Sound.

Two other Ghanaian films—Cursed Treasure and Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo)—have both been nominated for Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2016 Award for Best Film in an African Language.

The Peculiar Life of a Spider, also from Ghana, made it into the Best Animation category.

Should Ghana win more of the categories, it will go to confirm that the country’s film industry is one of the thriving industries on the African continent.

Below is the full list of 2016 AMAA Nominations:

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Lines – USA

2. Raptors – USA

3. Across The Track – USA

7. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. Can You Dig This- USA

2. America’s Blues – USA

3. Spirits of Rebellion – USA

8. 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

9. 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

10. AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. Eye of the storm

2. Oshimiri

3. The Cursed One

4. Ayanda

5. Soldiers Story

11. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

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

12. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. 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

13. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1. Hear me Move – South Africa

2. Oshimiri – Nigeria

3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria

4. House Arrest – Uganda

5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria

14. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. 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

15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. The Cursed ones

2. Eye of the Storm

3. Ayanda

4. Tell me Sweet Something

5. Fifty

16. 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

17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

1. The Cursed Ones

2. Tell me Sweet Something

3. The Visit

4. Eye of the Storm

5. Beyond Blood

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

1. Beyond Blood

2. Dry

3. Fifty

4. Missing God

5. Falling

6. O’Town

19. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

1. 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

20. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. 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

21. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. 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

22. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. 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

23. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1. 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

24. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

1. MONA – Anthony Abuah

2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo

3. 8 Bars and A Clef- Chioma Onyenwe

25. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

1. 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

26. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

1. 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

Source: ghanareporter.com