Apr. 23, 2013
The 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards 10th edition, was all the pomp, last Saturday at Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
The glamor and elegance filled award is clearly “Africa’s Oscars.”
Invited guests included: Professor Femi Osofisan; NLNG Prize for Literature winner, Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and former Minister of Federal Capital, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, whith a reading from his latest book, The Accidental Public Servant and popular Indian writer and supermodel, Shobhaa De and Portuguese actor, Jose Fildago.
The Nigerian film ‘Confusion na wa’ emerged champion, winning the prize for best film while ‘the Niji Akanni directed ‘Heroes and zeroes’ won best screenplay, Best Director and more.
Late Justus Esiri was awarded the post-humous trophy for Best Actor in a leading role while Gabriel Afolayan received the Supporting Actor nod.
Last years 9th edition of AMAA with the theme: ‘Africa One’, got a record 671 films in competition with Francophone countries leading with entries. by Terh Agbedeh. It was held in Malawi with the country’s President Joyce Banda as chief host.
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Here is the full list of the winners of the 2013 10th edition AMA Awards:
Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana
Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun – Haiti/USA
Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil – (Brazil/Guatamela)
Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia – (South Africa)
Best Film By An Africans Abroad: Last Flight To Abuja – UK/Nigeria
Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani
Achievement In Costume Design: Blood And Henna/Nigeria
Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting
Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat
Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword
Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life
Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark
Achievement In Editing: Hereos And Zereos
Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira
Achievement In Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos
Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
Best Film In An African Language: Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso
Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma
Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush
Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida
Best Actor In A Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
Best Actress In A Leading Role: Florence Masebe – Elelwani
Best Director: Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes/Nigeria
Best Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddi Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie
Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20: Emem Isong, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)
Special Jury Award: Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)