The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has announced its nomination for the 12th edition of the annual movie awards.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Chairman of the 2016 AMAA Jury, Shaibu Husseini, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
“We are excited to share the African Movie Academy Award’s 2016 nomination list with you first, bearing in mind your strategic position in the African media space.
“I am very happy about the quality of works that came into the competition this year because we had a very thorough screening process.
“It gladdens our heart that every year the objectives of the awards are being achieved with film makers in Africa and beyond upping their game,” the statement said.
It said the 2016 edition of the annual awards had 26 different categories of nominations.
The categories include: awards for Best Animation; Best Documentary; and Best Film in an African Language and Best Film by an African Living Abroad.
Others include: AMAA award for Best Young/ promising Actor; Best Actor in a Supporting Role; Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Best Actor and Actress in a Leading role, respectively.
NAN reports that AMAA, popularly known as AMA Awards, is presented annually to recognise excellence of professionals in the film industry.
The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture.
The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all over the world.
The AMA awards are widely acclaimed as the most prestigious film awards in Africa.
The 2016 ceremony is scheduled to hold on June 11 in Port Harcourt.