iNumber  Number, October 1, Timbuktu battle for African Movie awards

Kunle Afolayan
Kunle Afolayan

South Africa’s iNumber Number, Nigeria’s October 1 and Mauritania’s Timbuktu have emerged most nominated movies at the 2015 African Movie Academy Awards nominee event that held at Los Angeles, America on June 20.

The three movies which have a total of 27 nominations will battle for theBest Film’ and ‘Best director’ categories.
iNumber Number bagged twelve nominations including achievement in Soundtrack, achievement in cinematography, achievement in editing, achievement in make-up, achievement in production design, Best film in African Language, achievement in sound.

Timbukutu was nominated for achievement in editing, achievement in cinematography, achievement in sound, achievement in soundtrack and Best film in African Language. Timbukutu bagged eight nominations in total.

Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 also bagged seven nominations including achievement in production design, achievement in editing, and achievement in costume design.

Other nominated Nollywood movies include Dazzling Mirrage,  The Throne,  A Place in the Stars, Invasion 1897, 30 Days in Atlanta with “Iya Alalake” been the only Yoruba movie nominated.  Iya Alalake” was nominated at the best comedy category.
Invasion 1897, Dazzling Mirage, October 1, Iyore and A Place in the Stars will battle it out for the Bayelsa Government sponsored ‘ Best Nigerian Film’.

Check out full list of nominees for the 2015 edition of AMMA Awards.


Best Short Film

Stories of Our Lives ‘’Run’ – Kenya
Aissa’s Story – Nigeria
Gulped of the Blue Sea – Togo
Memoir of a Honest Voice- Sierra Leone
Twaaga – Burkina Faso

Best Animation

The Throne – Nigeria
Alternative to Corporal Punishment – Namibia
The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria
Akorkoli – Ghana

Best Documentary

Egypt Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt
The Dream of Shahrazad – South Africa
Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me – South Africa
Beats of The Antonov – Sudan
The Supreme Price – Nigeria/USA

Best Film in African Language

Timbuktu – Mauritania
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Cheetanah – Nigeria
Juliet and Romeo – Burkina Faso
iNumber Number – South Africa

Best Film by an African living abroad

Gone Too Far – Nigeria/UK
Thorns of Roses (O Esphinho Da Rosa) – Guinea Bissau/Portugal
Fevers – France/Morocco
Affairs of the Heart – Nigeria/USA

Best Diaspora Short
Sound of Tears – Canada
Hand to the Sky – USA
Calm – UK

Best Diaspora documentary

Jimmy Goes to Nollywood – USA/HAITI
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA
Bound: Africans VS African Americans – USA
Black Panther Woman – Australia
Best Diaspora Feature

Under the Starry Sky – France
Supremacy – USA

Achievement in Production Design

iNumber Number – South Africa
October 1 – Nigeria
Le President – Cameroun
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania

Achievement in Costume Design

Dazzling Mirage- Nigeria
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
October 1 – Nigeria
iNumber Number – South Africa

Achievement in Make-up

Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Iyore – Nigeria
Silver Rain – Ghana
iNumber Number – South Africa
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

Achievement in Soundtrack

A Place in the Stars – Nigeria
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Iyore – Nigeria
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
Timbuktu – Mauritania

Achievement in Soundtrack

Invasion 1897 – Nigeria
Kpians – Nigeria
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
iNumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia

Achievement in Sound

Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Le President – Cameroun
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania
iNumber Number – South Africa

Achievement in Cinematography

Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
iNumber Number – South Africa
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Timbuktu – Mauritania

Achievement in Editing

October 1
iNumber Number
Triangle Going to America

Achievement in Editing

Le President
While You Slept
Love or Something Like That

Award for Best Comedy

30 Days in Atlanta
Iya Alalake
Last Three Digits

Bayelsa Government Endowed Award for Best Nigerian Film

Invasion 1897
Dazzling Mirage
October 1
A Place in the Stars

Best Child Actor

Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu
Joshua Ibrahim and Daniel Ibrahim- A Place in the Stars

Best Young and Promising Actor

Demola Adedoyin – October 1
Vinjeru Kamanga – BELLA
Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage
Hassan Spike Insingoma – Boda Boda Thieves
Chiedza Mhende – Love the one You Love

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Best Actor in a supporting role

Israel Makoe – iNumber Number
Paul Obazele – Iyore
Chumani Pan- Silver Rain
OC Ukeje – Love or Something Like That
Triangle Going to America.

Best Actress in a supporting role

Hilda Dokubo – Stigma
Toulou Kiki – Timbuktu
Reina Salicoulibaly – Run
Prossy Rukundo – Boda Boda Thieves
Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail

Best Actor in a leading role

Tony Kroroge – Cold Harbour
Sdumo Matshali – iNumber Number
Abdoul Kareem Konate – Run
Sadiq Daba – October 1
Gerard Essomba – Le President

Best Actress in a leading role

Lesliana Pereira – NJINGA: Queen of Angola
Queen Nwokoye – Cheetenah
Aida Wang – Juliet and Romeo
Jocelyn Dumas –Silver Rain
Ini Edo – While You Slept

Best First Feature Film by a Director

Carey Mckenzie -Cold Harbour
Jenna Bass – Love the one you love
Destiny Ekeragha – Gone Too Far
Tawonga Taddja Nkhonjera – Bella

Best Director

Theodros Teshome Kebede- Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Theo Nel – iNumber Number
Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu
Phillipe Lacote – Run
Kunle Afolayan – October 1

Best Film

Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania
INumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
October 1– Nigeria

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