Sunday, April 21, 2013

2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards – winners

Last night, the Africa Film Academy hosted their ceremony for the 9th Annual African Movie Academy Awards in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State in Nigeria. The ceremony was hosted by Comedian Ayo Makun and British-Ghanian actress Ama K. Abebrese.

WIth the home-field advantage, Nigerian films led the night. Kenneth Gyang's Confusion Na Wa won Best Film in addition to Best Nigerian Film. Niji Akanni's Heroes And Zeros won for Best Director, as well as for Editing and Screenplay. The late Nigerian actor Justus Esiri won Best Actor for Assassins Practice.

The winner for Best Documentary was Nigeria's Fuelling Poverty by Ishaya Bako, a film about a strike to protest government gasoline subsidies to corporations and the wealthy. The film had been banned by the Nigerian government and declared a national threat that was “highly provocative and likely to incite or encourage public disorder and undermine national security”.

South Africa's Elelwani by Ntshavheni Wa Luruli had led with 11 nominations. Florence Masebe won for Best Actress, while the film also won for its Production Design.

Kenya's Nairobi Half Life by David Kitounga also picked up a pair of trophies. Joseph Wairimu tied for Best Promising Actor with Belinda Effah of Kokomma. The film also won for Achievement in Sound.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddie Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie.

Nominations for the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards

Complete winners for the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2013

Best Short Film
Akosua Adoma Owusu, Kwaku Ananse (Ghana)

Best Documentary
Fuelling Poverty (Nigeria)

Best Diaspora Feature
Stones In The Sun (Haiti / United States)

Best Diaspora Documentary
Fan Do Brasil (Brazil / Guatamela)

Best Animation
Adventure Of Zambezia (South Africa)

Best Film By An Africans Abroad
Last Flight To Abuja (United Kingdom / Nigeria)

Achievement In Production Design

Achievement In Costume Design
Blood And Henna

Achievement In Make-up
The Meeting

Achievement In Soundtrack
The Last Fishing Boat

Achievement In Visual Effects
The Twin Sword

Achievement In Sound
Nairobi Half Life

Achievement In Cinematography
Uhlanga, The Mark

Achievement In Editing
Heroes and Zeros

Achievement In Lightning
Moi Zaphira

Achievement In Screenplay
Heroes and Zeros

Best Nigerian Film
Confusion Na Wa

Best Film In An African Language
Moi Zaphira (Burkina Faso)

Best Child Actor
The Ugandan

Best Promising Actor – TIE
Belinda Effah – Kokomma
Joseph Wairimu – Nairobi Half Life

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush

Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida

Best Actor In A Leading Role
Justus Esiri – Assassins Practice

Best Actress In A Leading Role
Florence Masebe – Elelwani

Best Director
Niji Akanni – Heroes And Zeros

Best Film
Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Pete Edochie
Eddie Ugbomah
Ositadinma Okeke Oguno
Ayuko Badu
Tunde Kelani

Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20
Emem Isong
Kanayo O. Kanayo
Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)

Special Jury Award
Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)

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