A total of seven awards were given to Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which was held in South Africa over the weekend.
Of the 28 categories, Kunle Afolayan’s ‘October 1′ got best Nigerian film, best actor in leading role for Sadiq Daba and best costume for Adeola Sagoe.
Comedian, Ayo Makun’s ’30 Days in Atlanta’ won best comedy film while Kemi Akindoju got best young promising actor for her role in ‘Dazzling Mirage’ in a joint win with a Ugandan actor, Hassan Insigoma.
Destiny Ekeragha won the best first feature film by a director for the movie ‘Gone Too Far’ and the ‘Legacies of Rubbies’ won Nigeria her first AMAA prize in animation.
Full List Of Winners
Best Short Film: Twaaga – Burkina Faso
Best Animation: The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria
Best Documentary: Egypt Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt
Best Film in an African Language: Timbuktu – Mauritania
Best film by an African living abroad: Fevers – France/Morocco
Best diaspora short film: Sound of Tears – Canada
Best diaspora documentary: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA
Best diaspora feature: Supremacy – USA
Best Production design: iNumber Number – South Africa
Best costume design: October 1 – Nigeria
Best Make-Up Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
Best soundtrack: Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Best visual effects: iNumber Number – South Africa
Best Sound: Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Best Cinematography: Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Best Editing: Timbuktu
Best Screen Play: Le President
Best comedy film: 30 Days in Atlanta
Best Nigerian Film: October 1
Best Child Actor: Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu
Best young promising actor (Joint winners): Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage Hassan Spike Insingoma – Boda Boda Thieves
Best actor in a supporting role: Samson Tadesa – Triangle Going to America
Best actress in a supporting role: Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail
Best actor in a leading role: Sadiq Daba – October 1
Best actress in a leading role: Lesliana Pereira – Njinga: Queen of Angola
Best first feature film by a director: Destiny Ekeragha – Gone Too Far (British-Nigerian)
Best Director: Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu
Best Film: Timbuktu – Mauritania