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2014 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) Nominations Announced

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 3, 2014 6:04 PM
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Hot off the presses! 

The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the continent's prestigious awards for filmmakers of the African Diaspora, has announced the 2014 nominees, for what will be the 10th anniversary of this pan‐African event.

The nominations were announced at an exclusive ceremony at the Emperor Palace Hotel, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was attended by celebrities, government officials and capitals of industry from across the continent.

Speaking at the announcement ceremony, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Chief Executive Officer of the AMAA, called for governments of African countries to forge better economic and cultural co-operation, stating, “Our leaders should invest in our future and creative energy of the young people be it in music, film, fashion and other areas through appropriate funding and regulatory framework that will the creative industry viable just as the governments in India and United States did for their creative entrepreneurs.’’

The AMAA jury, who will select the winners, consists of 10 members from the African continent and the African diaspora. Awards are made in 25 categories, including Best Diaspora Feature Film; Best Diaspora Documentary; Best Diaspora Short Film; and Best African and Diaspora Animation, and more.

The full list of Award categories is available on the AMAA Website: www.ama-­‐awards.com.

Since its inception in 2005, AMAA has established itself as the most prestigious and glamorous awards celebrating filmmaking on the continent. The gala event, which is televised live around the world, attracts Hollywood celebrities alongside their African counterparts, as well as African politicians and media.

The list of 2014 nominees follows below; You'll recognize several of these titles, as we've covered them on this blog; like Of Good ReportThe forgotten KingdomB for BoyTula The RevoltFelix and more:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Haunted Soul – Kenya
Siriya Mtungi – Tanzania
Dialemi - Gabon
New Horizon – Nigeria
Nandy l’orpheline – Mali
Living Funeral – Nigeria
Phindile’s Heart – South Africa

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

The Hare and the Lion – Burkina Faso
Thank God its Friday – Morocco
Leila - Nigeria
Khumba – South Africa
The Brats and Toy Thief – Mozambique

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

Hamu Beya- The Sand Fishers – Mali
Potraits of a Lone Farmer – Nigeria/Denmark
Kushaya Ingagasi – South Africa
Daughters of the Niger Delta – Nigeria
Sincerely Ethiopia – Ethiopia

Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

The forgotten Kingdom – South Africa
B for Boy – Nigeria
Omo Elemosho – Nigeria
Onye Ozi - Nigeria
Ni Sisi – Kenya

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD: THE JURY DECIDED THAT THERE WILL BE NO NOMINATION THIS YEAR FOR THIS CATEGORY.

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

Passage - Bahamas
Heaven - USA
Tickle Me Rich – Trinidad and Tobago
Red - USA

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China – USA/CANADA
Freedom Summer - USA
No Bois Man, No Frad – Trinidad and Tobago
Through the Lens Darkly : Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People - USA

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

Tula The Revolt - Curacao
AZU - Venezuela
Kingston Paradise – Jamaica
Retrieval - USA

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Northern Affair - Ghana
Of Good Report – South Africa
Ni Sisi - Kenya
Good Old Days: Love of AA - Ghana
Apaye – Nigeria

AMAA 2014 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Good Old Days: Love of AA - Ghana
Apaye - Nigeria
Omo Elemosho – Nigeria
Ni Sisi - Kenya
The Forgotten Kingdom – South Africa

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

A Mile From Home – Nigeria
Apaye – Nigeria
Once Upon A Road Trip – South Africa
Felista Fable - Uganda
Potomanto -Ghana

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Once Upon A Road Trip
Onye Ozi
Felix
Of Good Report
Potomanto

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

A Mile From Home
Omo Elemosho
Secret Room
Ni Sisi
Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

Felix
Northern Affair
Nothing For Mahala
Of Good Report
The Forgotten Kingdom

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Once Upon A Road Trip
Good Old Days: Love of AA
Of Good Report
The Forgotten Kingdom
The Children of Troumaron

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Of Good Report
Accident
Once Upon A Road Trip
Potomanto
Felix

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

B For Boy
Of Good Report
Accident
Potomanto
Felix

AMAA 2014 - BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Apaye
B For Boy
Accident
Murder at Prime Suites
Omo Elemosho

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR

Tobe Oboli – Brothers Keeper
Lebohang Ntsane – Forgotten Kingdom
Hlayani Junior Mabasa – Felix

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Evelyn Galle Ansah – Good Old Days: For the Love of AA
Petronella Tshuma – Of Good Report
Tope Tedela – A Mile From Home
Kitty Phillips – The Children of Troumatron
Shawn Faqua – Lagos Cougar

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Desmond Elliot – Finding Mercy
Thapelo Mofekeng - Felix
Yomi Fash-Lanso – Omo Elemosho
Aniekan Iyoho - Potomanto
Tshamano Sebe – Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Vinaya Sungkur – The Children of Troumaron
Patience Ozokwo – After the Proposal
Marie Humbert – Potomanto
Barbara Soky – Brothers Keeper
Lee-Ann van Rooi – Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Zengo Ngqobe – Forgotten Kingdom
Kanayo Kanayo - Apaye
Mothusi Magano – Of Good Report
Joseph Benjamin – Murder At Prime Suites
Adjatey Annan – Potomanto
Majid Michel – Brothers Keeper

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Uche Nnadili – B for Boy
Linda Sokhulu – Felix
Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha – Accident
Clarion Chukwura - Apaye
Uche Jombo, Rodriquez, Monalisa Chinda and Daniella Okeke – Lagos Cougar
Joselyn Dumas – Northern Affair

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Roberta Durrant – Felix
Chika Anadu – B for Boy
Andrew Mudge – Forgotten Kingdom
Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden – The Children of Troumaron
Dilman Dila – Felista’s Fable
Joyce Mhango Chavula – No More Tears

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden – Children of Troumaron (Mauritius)
Shirley Frimpong Manso – Potomanto (Ghana)
Andrew Mudge – The Forgotten Kingdom (South Africa)
Jamil X.T Quebeka – Of Good Report (South Africa)
Teco Benson – Accident (Nigeria)

AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

Children of Troumaron – Mauritius
Potomanto – Nigeria
The Forgotten Kingdom – South Africa
Of Good Report – South Africa
Accident - Nigeria

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