AMAA Awards 2013: Rita Dominic, Yvonne Okoro, OC Ukeje, Justus Esiri, & More Nominated

The nominations for the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) was released on Friday 15th March 2012 in Malawi. Several actors and filmmakers across the continent were nominated in several categories. The nomination party was hosted by Malawi’s president. See pictures from the event below;

Rita Dominic & Mildred Okon’s movie ‘The Meeting’ and Yvonne Okoro’s ‘The Contract’ were each nominated in six categories. One category that had no nominations this year was the ‘AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora (Short Film).’ AMAA is not considering nominations in this category because the AMAA jury does not feel the entries were representative of the genre.

Check out the full list of nominees in the other categories below;

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Short Film 

  • Dead River – Namibia
  • Elegy For A Revolutionary- SA
  • Yellow Fever – Kenya
  • Kwaku Ananse– Ghana
  • Nhamo– Zimbabwe
  • Big Daddy – Nigeria
  • Release- South Africa
  • Burnt Forest- Kenya

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Documentary 

  • Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria
  • Gun To Tape- South Africa
  • Swimming The Zambezi – South Africa
  • Give Me Back My Home – Kenya
  • The African Cypher Fly On The Wall- South Africa

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Feature

  • Against The Grain -USA
  • Between Friends- Trinidad Tobago
  • Stones In The Sun- Haiti/USA

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Documentary

  • Fan Do Brasil (Brazil/Guatamela)
  • My Thiero Boys (USA)
  • Red, White, Black And Blue (US)

6. AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Animation

  • Tageni’s Dol- (Namibia)
  • Adventure Of Zambezia– (South Africa)
  • Mission Impossible – (Nigeria)
  • Oba – (Nigeria)
  • Lion Of Judah (South Africa)

AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Film by an African abroad

  • Turning Point – USA/Nigeria
  • Assasins Practice – UK/Nigeria
  • Last Flight To Abuja– UK/Nigeria
  • Bianca – USA/Nigeria
  • Wolwich Boys – UK/Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Production Design

  • Virgin Magarida
  • Elelwani
  • The Twin Sword
  • The Contract
  • Blood And Henna
  • Okoro The Prince

AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Costume Design

  • Twin Sword
  • Elelwani
  • Virgin Magarida
  • Blood And Henna
  • The Meeting
  • Cobweb

AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Make-Up

  • The Meeting
  • Twin Sword
  • Elelwani
  • Ninah’s Dowry
  • Okoro The Prince
  • Uhlanga, The Mark

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Soundtrack

  • Journey To Self
  • Okoro The Prince
  • The Last Fishing Boat
  • Hoodrush
  • Nairobi Half Life
  • The Twin Sword

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Visual Effects

  • Okoro The Prince
  • The Twin Sword
  • Elelwani
  • Last Flight To Abuja
  • Uhlanga, The Mark
  • Awakening

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Sound

  • Last Flight To Abuja
  • Streets Of Calabar
  • Hereos And Zereos
  • Zama Zama
  • Virgin Magarida
  • Nairobi Half Life

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Cinematography

  • Virgin Magarida
  • Nairobi Half Life
  • Uhlanga, The Mark
  • Swirl In Bamako
  • The Twin Sword
  • Elelwani

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Editing

  • Last Flight To Abuja
  • The Contract
  • Elelwani
  • Nairobi Half Life
  • Uhlanga The Mark
  • Hereos And Zereos

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Lightning

  • Zama Zama
  • The Flower Girl
  • Moi Zaphira
  • Elelwani
  • Uhlanga The Mark

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Screenplay

  • The Contract
  • Ninah’s Dowry
  • Hereos And Zereos
  • Alan Poza
  • Blood And Henna
  • Zama Zama

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Nigerian Film

  • Blood And Henna
  • Hereos And Zereos
  • The Meeting
  • Confusion Na Wa
  • The Twin Sword
  • Kokomma
  • Okoro The Prince

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film In An African Language

  • Moi Zaphira – Burkina Faso
  • Elelwani (South Africa)
  • The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
  • Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
  • Blood And Henna – Nigeria
  • Sherifa – Togo
  • Kokomma- Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Child Actor
The AMAA admin will provide the names of the specific child actors that have been nominated in this category and that can be looked up on the website. But the films that produced the Best Child Actors are-

  • Cobweb
  • The Ugandan
  • Imbabazi, The Pardon
  • Ninah’s Dowry
  • Swirl In Bamako
  • Salimatu Traore (Moi Zaphira)

AMMA 2013 Prize For Best Promising Actor

  • Belinda Effah – Kokomma
  • Sumela Maculuva – Virgin Magarida
  • Joseph Wairimu – Nairobi Half Life
  • Shonelo Mbutho – Ulanga The Mark
  • Karoumwi Olakunle – The Twin Sword

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush
  • Ali Nuhu – Blood And Henna
  • Olwenya Maina – Nairobi Half Life
  • Alfred Atungu – Twin Sword
  • Ikponmwosa Gold – Confusion Na Wa

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida
  • Patience Ozokwo – Turning Point
  • Linda Ejiofor – The Meeting
  • Crista Eka – Ninah’s Dowry
  • Foluke Daramola – Cobweb

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Leading Role

  • OC Ukeje – Alan Poza
  • Bimbo Manuel – Hereos And Zereos
  • Lindani Nkosi – Zama Zama
  • Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
  • Hlomla Dandala – The Contract
  • Femi Jacobs – The Meeting
  • Amurin Wumnembom – Ninah’s Dowry

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Leading Role

  • Yvonne Okoro – The Contract
  • Florence Masebe – Elelwani
  • Mariam Ouedraogo – Moi Zaphira
  • Rita Dominic – The Meeting
  • Mbutung Seikeh – Ninah’s Diary
  • Flora Suya – Last Fishing Boat

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Director

  • Kenneth Gyang – Confusion Na Wah
  • Shemu Joyah – Last Fishing Boat
  • Shirley Frimpong Manso- Contract
  • Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes
  • David Kitounga – Nairobi Half Life
  • Ntshavheni Wa Luruli – Elelwani

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film

  • Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
  • Ninah’s Dowry (Cameroun)
  • Last Fishing Boat – (Malawi)
  • Virgin Margarida (Mozambique)
  • Elelwani (South Africa)
  • Last Flight To Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)

The awards ceremony is scheduled to hold on 25th April in Bayelsa state.

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