Nominees emerge for AMAA 2012

The race for honours at the 2012 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA kicks off with South-African movies leading the race by getting nominated in almost all categories.

The highest nomination earners, ‘Otello Burning’ and ‘How to Steal 2 Million’ with 13 and 11 nods each are also from the South-African movie industry.

Following closely is the Nigerian movie ‘Adesuwa’ with 10 nominations including in the Best Director and Best Actress in a Supporting Role categories.

The Best Actress in a lead Role race will be between Nse Ikpe Etim, Yvone Okolo, Ama Abebrese, Rita  Dominici and Uche Jumbo while Majid Micheal, Wale Ojo, Hakeem Kae kazim and Menzi Ngubawe will battle in the Best Actor in Leading Role category.

The awards will be handed out in Lagos on Sunday April 22, 2012.

Find full nomination list below:

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM 1     Jamaa – Uganda2     Look again – Kenya3     Maffe tiga – Guinea4     Braids on bald head – Nigeria5     Hidden life – South Africa6     Mwansa the great – Zimbabwe7     Chumo – Tanzania8     The young smoker – Nigeria
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1.   African election – Nigeria/Germany2.   Beyond the deadly pit – Rwanda3.   Awa Ogbe: An African adventure – Algeria4.   Dear Mandella – South Africa5.   White& black; crime and colour – Tanzania6.    The Niger delta struggle – Ghana7.   There is nothing wrong with my uncle –Nigeria8.   How much is too much – Kenya
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1.   Toussanat Louverture -France2.   Ghetta life -Jamaica3.   High Chicago – Canada4.   Elza -Guadelupe5.   Better must come – Jamaica6.   Kinyanrwanda – USA
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1.   The education of Auma Obama – Germany2.   White wash – USA3.   Almendron mi Corazon – Guadalupe4.   All me: the life and times of Winfred Hubert -USA
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM)
1.   John doe – USA2.   White sugar in a black pot -USA3.   The lost one -USA
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ANIMATION
1.   The legend of Ngog hills- (Kenya)2.   Oba – (Nigeria)3.   Climate change is real – (Kenya)4.   Egu – (South Africa)5.   Chomoka- (Kenya)
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
1.   Mystery of birds – USA/Nigeria2.   Housemates – UK/Nigeria3.   Ben Kross – Italy/Nigeria4.   Paparezzi eye in the dark – USA/Nigeria/Ghana
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1.      Somewhere in Africa2.      Phone swap3.      Otelo burning4.      Adesuwa5.      How to steal 2 million
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1.   The captain of Nakara2.   Adesuwa3.   Rugged priest4.   Somewhere in Africa5.   Queens desire
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1.   Rugged priest2.   State research bureau 3.   Adesuwa4.   Somewhere in Africa5.   Shattered
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1.   Otelo burning2.   Alero’s symphony3.   Adesuwa4.   How to steal 2 million5.   Somewhere in Africa
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
1.   Behind the mask2.   Somewhere in Africa3.   Adesuwa4.   State research bureau5.   Otelo burning
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1.   State of violence2.   Otelo burning3.   How to steal 2 million4.   Man on ground5.   Algiers murder
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. How to steal 2 million
2. Otelo burning
3. Rugged priest
4. Masquerades
5. Man on ground

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Algiers murder
2. Man on ground
3. Unwanted guest
4. How to steal 2 million
5. Otelo burning
6. Alero’s symphony

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
1. Ties that bind
2. Mr. & Mrs.
3. How to steal 2 million
4. Otelo burning
5. Unwanted guest
6. Two brides and a baby

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Unwanted guest
2. Family on fire
3. Alero’s symphony
4. Adesuwa
5. Phone swap

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Chumo (Tanzania)
2. State of violence (South Africa)
3.  Family on fire (Nigeria)
4. Otelo burning (South Africa)
5. Asoni (Cameroun)

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR
1. Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) –Behind the mask
2. Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo burning
3. Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank job
5. Benjamin Abemigisha & Racheal Nduhukire (Derick and Margaret) – Jamaa
6. Ayinla o. Abdulaheem – ZR-7

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST YOUNG/PROMISING ACTOR
1. Neo Ntatleno (OJ) – State of violence
2. Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s symphony
3. Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa
4. Martha Ankomah – Somewhere in Africa
5. Thomas Gumede & Sihle Xaba – Otelo burning

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How to steal 2 million
2. Fano Mokoena – Man on ground
3. Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone swap
4. Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two brides and a baby
5. Godfrey Theobejane – 48
6. Lwanda Jawar – Rugged priest
AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Terry Phetto – How to steal 2 million
2. Ebbe Bassey – Ties that bind
3. Empress Njamah – Bank job
4. Ngozi Ezeonu – Adesuwa
5. Thelma Okoduwa – Mr. & Mrs.
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties that bind

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Menzi Ngubane – How to steal 2 million
2. Majid Micheal – Somewhere in Africa
3. Chet Anekwe – Unwanted guest
4. Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo burning
5. Karabo Lance – 48
6. Wale Ojo – Phone swap
7. Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man on ground

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr. & Mrs.
2. Yvonne Okoro – Single six
3. Ama k. Abebrese – Ties that bind
4. Rita dominic – Shattered
5. Uche Jombo – Damage
6. Millicent Makheido – 48
7. Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai – Playing warriors

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun
2. Ties that bind – Leila Djansi
3. Rugged priest- Bob Nyanja
4. How to steal 2 million – Charlie Vundla
5. State of violence – Khalo Matabane
6. Man on ground – Akin Omotoso
7. Otelo burning – Sara Bletcher

AMAA 2011 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM
1. State of violence (South Africa)
2.  Adesuwa (Nigeria)
3. Otelo burning – (South Africa)
4. Rugged priest (Kenya)
5. How to steal 2 million (South Africa)
6. Ties that bind (Ghana)
7. Man on ground (South Africa/Nigeria)


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