Monday, March 28, 2011

2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards - winners

This past week was a celebration for the Seventh Annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) culminating in tonight's award ceremony at the Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

The night was dominated by Viva Riva which won six awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Congo's Djo Tunda Wa Munga. It also won supporting acting awards for actress Marlene Longage and actor Hoji Fortuna, as well as cinematography and production design awards. Viva Riva had led the nominations with a total of twelve.

Sinking Sands picked up three awards, with Amake Abebrese winning the Best Actress Award to go with prizes for its screenplay and make-up.

The other two multiple award-winners were Izulu Lami which won Best Film In African Language and for which three actors shared the Best Child Actor Award. Aramotu won Best Nigerian Film and Best Costume Design.

The Best Actor Award went to Themba Ndaba for his role in Hopeville. The Best Young Actor
was Edward Kagutuzi for Mirror Boy.

A Special Jury Award was given to Shirley Adams from South Africa. It was also the winner of Best Achievement In Sound.

Complete list of winners for the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Best Film

Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)

Best Director
Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga

Best Actress In Leading Role

Amake Abebrese - Sinking Sands

Best Actor In Leading Role
Themba Ndaba – Hopeville

Best Actress In Supporting Role

Marlene Longage – Viva Riva
Best Actor In Supporting Role

Hoji Fortuna – Viva Riva

Best Young Actor

Edward Kagutuzi – Mirror Boy

Best Child Actor

Sobahle Mkhabase (Thembi), Tschepang Mohlomi (Chili-Bite) And Sibonelo Malinga (Khwezi) – Izulu Lami

Best Film In African Language

Izulu Lami – Madoda Ncayiyana (South Africa)

Best Nigerian Film

Aramotu – Niji Akanni

Best Screenplay

Sinking Sands

Best Editing

Soul Boy

Best Cinematography
Viva Riva

Best Achievement In Sound
Shirley Adams

Best Visual Effects

A Small Town Called Descent

Best Soundtrack

Best Make Up
Sinking Sands

Best Costume Design


Best Production Design

Viva Riva

Best Film For African Abroad

In America: The Story Of The Soul Sisters - Rahman Oladigbolu (Nigeria/USA)

Best Diaspora Short Film

Precipice – Julius Amedume (UK)

Best Diaspora Documentary

Stuborn As A Mule – Miller Bargeron Jr & Arcelous Deiels (USA)

Best Diaspora Feature

Suicide Dolls – Keith Shaw (USA)

Best Documentary

Kondi Et Le Jeudi Nationale – Ariana Astrid Atodji (Cameroun)

Best Short Documentary

After The Mine – Diendo Hamadi & Dinta Wa Lusula (DRC)

Best Short Film

Dina – Mickey Fonseca (Mozambique)

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