Full List Of Nominees For AMAA 2017



AMAA 2017, this year’s edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards which is now in its 13th Edition, is slotted to take place in Rwanda at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Ahead of the main award ceremony, the AMAA 2017 nomination list was unveiled by the AMAA 2017 jury on Sunday. The President of the Jury, Bernie Goldblatt, announced the nominees at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Below is the full list of AMAA 2017 nominees;

Best Short Film

“Bout” – Nigeria

“A Place For Myself” – Rwanda

“Malabo” – Senegal

“On Monday Last Week” – Ghana/USA

“Silence” – Nigeria

“Kieza” – Angola

“Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa – Nigeria/UK

“Marabout” – Senegal

“A Place in the Plane” – Senegal

Best Diaspora Feature Film

“Fences ”

“Birth of a Nation”

“Double play”

“Moonlight”

Achievement in Production Design

“Call Me Thief”

“76”

“Queen of Katwe”

“The Last of Us”

“Felicitae”

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Best Design

“Logun Lofe”

“Ayanma”

“Queen of Katwe”

Best Nigerian Film

“Green White Green”

“93 Days”

“CEO”

“76”

“Oloibiri”

“Ayanma”

Best Animation

“Black Barbie” – Ghana

“Got Flowers” – Nigeria

“Gyrow” – Nigeria

“Pull” – Nigeria

Best Documentary

“Legacy Of The Hills” – Mali

“Makoko: Future Afloat” – Nigeria

“House in the Field” – Morocco

“Vivre Riche” – Cote D’Ivoire

“House of Nwapa” – Nigeria

“Mama Colonel” – Democratic Republic of Congo

“The African Who Wanted To Fly” – Gabon

“La Colere Dans Le Vent” (Anger in the Wind) – Niger

Best Film in an African Language

“Logun Ofe” – Nigeria

“Call Me Thief” – South Africa

“Félicité” – Senegal

“Vaya” – South Africa

Best Film by an African Living Abroad

“Saving Dreams” – Nigeria/Canada

“While We Live” – Burkina Faso/Sweden

“Theory of Conflict” – Nigeria/United States of America

“A Mile in My Shoes” – Morocco/Canada

“Hell’s Fury” – Nigeria/United States of America

Best Diaspora Short

“Kbela” – Brazil

“Ca$h Out” – United States of America

“The Tale of Four” – Curacao

“90 Days” – United States of America

Best Diaspora Documentary

“I Am Not Your Negro” – Haiti/France

“13th” – United States of America

“Les heritiers du Vietnam” – Vietnam

“Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot” – United States of America

Best Diaspora Feature

“West Indies Gang” – Guadeloupe

“Fences” – United States of America

“Birth of a Nation” – United States of America

“Double Play” – Curacao

“Moonlight” – United States of America

AMAA 2017

Achievement in Production Design

“Call Me Thief” – South Africa

“Félicité” – Senegal

“76” – Nigeria

“Queen of Katwe” – Uganda

“The Last of Us” – Tunisia

Achievement in Costume Design

“Queen of Katwe” – Uganda

“Ayamma” – Nigeria

“Keteke” – Ghana

“The Last Of Us” – Tunisia

“Logun Ofe” – Nigeria

Achievement in Make-Up

“Dora’s Peace” – South Africa

“Oloibiri” – Nigeria

“Ayamma” – Nigeria

“The Last of Us” – Tunisia

“Slow Country” – Nigeria

Achievement in Soundtrack

“Vaya” – South Africa

“93 Days” – Nigeria

“A Mile in My Shoes” – Morocco

“76” – Nigeria

“Félicité” – Senegal

“While We Live” – Burkina Faso/Sweden

Achievement in Visual Effect

“Wulu” – Mali

“Oloibiri” – Nigeria

“Whale Caller” – South Africa

“Queen of Katwe” – Uganda

“Slow Country” – Nigeria



Achievement in Sound

“93 Days” – Nigeria

“Félicité” – Senegal

“Vaya” – South Africa

“Wulu” – Mali

“Dora’s Peace” – South Africa

Best Film

“The Last Of Us” – Tunisia

“A Mile in My Shoes” – Morocco

“76” – Nigeria

“Vaya” – South Africa

“93 Days” – Nigeria

“Queen of Katwe” – Uganda

“Félicité” – Senegal

“Wulu” – Mali

“Call Me Thief” – South Africa

Best Director

Daouda Coulibaly – “Wulu”

Steve Gukas – “93 Days”

Mira Nair – “Queen of Katwe”

Izu Ojukwu – “76”

Daryen Joshua – “Call Me Thief”

Akin Omotosho – “Vaya”

Alain Gomis – Félicité

Ala Eddine Slim – “The Last Of Us”

“Said Khallaf” – “A Mile in My Shoes”

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Best First Feature Film by a Director

“Happiness is a Four Letter Word” – Thabang Molaya

“Green White Green” – Abba Makama

“Wulu” – Daouda Coulibaly

“Bunjoko” – Kizito Samuel

“The Last Of Us” – Alaeddine Slim

“Rain” – Daniel Mugerwa

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Vero Tshanda – “Félicité”

Lydia Forson – “Keteke”

Lupita Nyong’o – “Queen of Katwe”

Bimbo Akintola – “93 Days”

Josette Bushell-Mingo – “While We Live”

Rita Dominic – “76”

Khabonina Quebeka – “Dora’s Peace”

Zimkhitha Nyoka – “Vaya”

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Sambassa Nzeribe – “Slow Country”

Ibrahim Koma – “Wulu”

Richard Mofe Damijo – “Oloibiri”

Amine Ennaji – “A Mile in My Shoes”

David Oyelowo – “Queen of Katwe”

Dann Jaques Mouton – “Call Me Thief”

Ramsey Noah – “76”

Jahwar Soudani – “Last Of Us”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Inna Moja – “Wulu”

Theresa Edem – “Ayamma”

Taiwo Ajai Lycet – “Oloibiri”

Nmonde Mbusi – “Vaya”

Somkele Idhalama – “93 Days”

Angelique Kidjo – “CEO”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Adonijah Owiriwa – “76”

Warren Matsimola – “Vaya”

Olu Jacobs – “Oloibiri”

Papi Mpaka – “Félicité”

Richard Seruwazi – “While We Live”

Majid Michel – “Slow Country”

Best Comedy

“Funny Enough” (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa

“Three Wise Men” – Nigeria

“Keteke” – Ghana

“A Trip To Jamaica” – Nigeria

Best Young Promising Actor

Pabillo Koza – “Dora’s Peace”

Medina Molanga – “Queen of Katwe”

Azwille Shanane-Madiba – “Vaya”

Austin Rose – “Call Me Thief”

Adam Kanyama – “While We Live”

Lagos State Award For Best Nigerian Film

“Green White Green”

“93 Days”

“CEO”

“76”

“Ayamma”

“Oloibiri”

AMAA 2017

Achievement in Screenplay

“Oloibiri” – Nigeria

“Dora’s Peace” – South Africa

“Félicité” – Tunisia

“While We Live” – Burkina Faso/Sweden

“Vaya” – South Africa

Achievement in Editing

“Call Me Thief” – South Africa

“Vaya” – South Africa

“While We Live” – Burkina Faso/Sweden

“CEO” – Nigeria

“Félicité” – Tunisia

Best Nigerian Film

“Green White Green”

“93”

“CEO”

Best Achievement in Cinematography

“The Last of Us” – Tunisia

“The Whale Caller” – South Africa

“Félicité” – Senegal

“Vaya” – South Africa

“A Mile in My Shoes” – Morocco/Canada