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Lydia Forson misses 'Best Actress in Leading Role' at 2017 AMMA

Ghana’s only hope at the 2017 African Movie Academy Awards, Lydia Forson missed out in all the nominated categories meaning a zero award at the 13th edition of the awards held at the Eko Hotels and suits in Nigeria.

Lydia Forson was nominated for her role in Peter Sedufia’s Keteke. She secured for herself a nomination at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for the prize of Best Actress in a Leading Role which she eventually lost out to Vero Tshanda from Senegal.

Her film Ketete which was also nominated in the Best Comedy and Costume Design categories at the awards lost out in both categories.

Below is the full list of winners as observed by Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News –


Best documentary: Mama Colonel (DRC)

Best film in an African language: Felicite? (Senegal)

Best film by an African living abroad: While We Live (Burkina Faso/Sweden)

Best diaspora short: 90 Days (US) & Kbela? (Brazil)


Achievement in makeup: Oloibiri (Nigeria)

Best production: ’76 (Nigeria)

Best soundtrack: Felicitè (Senegal)

Achievement in sound: Vaya (South Africa)


Achievement in screenplay: Vaya (South Africa)

Lagos state award for best Nigerian film: ’76 (Nigeria)

Best young/promising actor: Medina Molanga (Queen of Katwe)

Tony Elumelu award for best comedy: 3 Wise Men (Nigeria)


AMAA lifetime achievement award: Nkem Owoh (Nigeria)

Best actress in a leading role: Vero Tshanda (Felicitè: Senegal)

Best actor in a leading role: Jahwar Soudani (The Last of Us: Tunisia)

Best first feature film by a director: Daouda Coulibaly (Wulu: Mali)

Best director: Akin Omotosho (Vaya: South Africa)

Best film: Felicitè (Senegal)

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