SA films leads the way at AMAA nominations

16 May 2016 - 17:04 By Kyle Zeeman
Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha on the set of 'Tell Me Sweet Something', the upcoming romcom by Akin Omotoso and Robbie Thorpe.
Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha on the set of 'Tell Me Sweet Something', the upcoming romcom by Akin Omotoso and Robbie Thorpe.
Image: Raymond Preston

The South African film industry is alive and kicking after three of its films; Ayanda and the Mechanic (Ayanda), Tell Me Sweet Something and Hear Me Move, dominated the 2016 African Movie Academy Awards nominations list, announced on Sunday.

Ayanda and Tell Me Sweet Something lead the South African nominations, with both films nominated for nine awards at the ceremony, to be held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria next month.

The two films will compete against each other in most of the major categories, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and the prestigious Best Film prize.

Actress Bontle Modiselle (Hear Me Move) will compete with fellow South Africans Thishiwe Ziqubu (Tell me Sweet Something) and Nthati Moshesh (Ayanda) in the Best Supporting Actress category, one of five nominations the film Hear Me Move received.

Commenting on the nominations, Tell Me Sweet Something director Akin Omotoso thanked his team and God for the nominations. The nominations come at the back of a great last few months for the film, after it smashed box office expectations to collect over R2 million in sales.

Ayanda has also had its fair share of success, screening at both the London Film Festival and in theatres in Los Angeles and New York late last year.

Here is the full list of the nominations:

1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM 

1. Encounter – Nigeria 
2. Le Chemin –  Côte d’Ivoire
3. Blood Taxi - Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria 
7. Life of a 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 
4. Reset -USA

7. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. Agents of Change- USA
2.Can You Dig This- USA
3. America’s Blues - USA
4. 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 One - 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 One
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 One - 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 One - Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors - Morocco 
5. Falling - Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana 

15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. The Cursed one 
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 One 
4. Eye of the Storm 
5. Hear me Move 

17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY 

1. The Cursed One
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 One 
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 One 
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. Bontle 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 One 
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 One
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 One - 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

 

 

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