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Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut Headline 2012 African Movie Academy Awards This Weekend

Shadow and Act By Jasmin | Shadow and Act April 19, 2012 at 12:49PM

This Sunday, April 22, Lagos, Nigeria  hosts the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites. Actors Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut, Rockmond Dunbar and Maya Gilbert will appear for the ceremony, which honors films in 26 categories from 53 African countries.
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This Sunday, April 22, Lagos, Nigeria  hosts the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites. Actors Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut, Rockmond Dunbar and Maya Gilbert will appear for the ceremony, which honors films in 26 categories from 53 African countries.

As previously announced, nominated films of note include Better Mus' Come (Best Diaspora Feature), Mwansa The Great (Best Short Film), Kinyarwanda (Best Diaspora Feature), Toussaint Louverture (Best Diaspora Feature), An African Election (Best Documentary), and How to Steal 2 Million in various categories.

AMAA, whose theme this year is "Africa Rising," strives to "project the African film industry to Africa and the rest of the world." For more on the awards, visit ama-awards.com.

Find the entire slate of nominees below.

AMAA 2012 BEST SHORT FILM

1. Jamaa - Uganda
2. Look Again - Kenya
3. Maffe Tiga - Guinea
4. Braids On A Bald Head - Nigeria
5. Hidden Life - South Africa
6. Mwansa The Great - Zambia
7. Chumo - Tanzania
8. The Young Smoker - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. African Election - Nigeria / Germany
2. Beyond The Deadly Pit - Rwanda
3. Awa Ogbe: An African Adventure - Algeria
4. Dear Mandela - South Africa
5. White & Black, Crime And Colour - Tanzania
6. The Niger Delta Struggle - Ghana
7. There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle - Nigeria
8. How Much Is Too Much - Kenya

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. Toussaint Louverture - France
2. Ghetta Life - Jamaica
3. High Chicago - Canada
4. Elza - Guadeloupe
5. Better Must Come - Jamaica
6. Kinyanrwanda - USA

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. The Education Of Auma Obama - Germany
2. White Wash - USA
3. Almendron Mi Corazon - Guadeloupe
4. All Me: The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert - USA

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA SHORT FILM

1. John Doe - USA
2. White Sugar In A Black Pot - USA
3. The Lost One - USA

AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION

1. The Legend Of Ngog Hills - Kenya
2. Oba - Nigeria
3. Climate Change Is Real - Kenya
4. Egu - Ghana
5. Nauliza - Kenya

AMAA 2012 BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

1. Mystery Of Birds - USA / Nigeria
2. Housemates - UK / Nigeria
3. Ben Kross - Italy / Nigeria
4. Paparezzi Eye In The Dark - USA / Nigeria / Ghana

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. Somewhere In Africa - Reggie Erawoc
2. Phone Swap - Pat Nebo
3. Otelo Burning - Anita Van Hemert & Chantel Carter
4. Adesuwa - Love Osayimwenye & John Paul
5. How To Steal 2 Million - Flo Ballack

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. The Captain Of Nakara - Sophie Oprisanu
2. Adesuwa - Iyen Agbonifo
3. Rugged Priest - Sophie Oprisanu
4. Somewhere In Africa - Louis Saah-Acquahman
5. Queens Desire - Ogochukwu Okechi

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1. Rugged Priest - Ruth Habel Wanjiru
2. State Research Bureau - Wendy Kagimu
3. Adesuwa - Temisan Esede
4. Somewhere In Africa - Forreal Joseph
5. Shattered - Sarah Wanjiru

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. Otelo Burning - Alan Lazart & Tiago Correia
2. Alero’s Symphony - Chibuzor Oji
3. Adesuwa - Daniel Uwadiea & Henry Edo
4. How To Steal 2 Million - Trevor Jones
5. Somewhere In Africa - Bennie Anti

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

1. Behind The Mask- Enoch Obiri & Jerry Appiah
2. Somewhere In Africa - Forreal Mensah
3. Adesuwa - Victor Ehi-Amedu
4. State Research Bureau - Matt Bish
5. Otelo Burning - Leon Breytenbach

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. State Of Violence - Jim Petrack
2. Otelo Burning - Julie Vandenberg
3. How To Steal 2 Million - Trevor Jones
4. Man On Ground - Michael John Botha
5. Algiers Murder - Alunn Richards

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. How To Steal 2 Million - Nicolaas Hofmeyer
2. Otelo Burning - Lance Gewer
3. Rugged Priest - Martin Munyua
4. Masquerades - Abdul Gafaru
5. Man On Ground - Paul Michelson

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Algiers Murder - Faith Isiakpere
2. Man On Ground - Aryan Kaganof
3. Unwanted Guest - Ibrahim Salami & Daniel Ademinokan
4. How To Steal 2 Million - Mick Audsley
5. Otelo Burning - Megan Gil
6. Alero’s Symphony - Emeka Ojukwu

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY

1. Ties That Bind - Leila Djansi
2. Mr & Mrs - Chinwe Egwuagu
3. How To Steal 2 Million - Charlie Vundla
4. Otelo Burning - Sara Blecher & James Whyle
5. Unwanted Guest - Daniel Ademinokan & Chuck Ajoku
6. Two Brides And A Baby - Blessing Effiom Egbe

AMAA 2012 BEST NIGERIAN FILM

1. Unwanted Guest - Chuck Ajoku
2. Family On Fire - Tade Ogidan
3. Alero’s Symphony - Tokunbo Adodo
4. Adesuwa - Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
5. Phone Swap - Kunle Afolayan

AMAA 2012 BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Chumo - Jordan Riber (Tanzania)
2. State Of Violence - Dv8 Films (South Africa)
3. Family On Fire - Tade Ogidan (Nigeria)
4. Otelo Burning - Kevin Fleishcer (South Africa)
5. Asoni - Keka Sylverster Tassi (Cameroon)

AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR

1. Rahim Junior Banda - Behind The Mask
2. Tshepang Mohlomi - Otelo Burning
3. Reginna Danies - Bank Job
4. Benjamin Abemigisha & Racheal Nduhukire - Jamaa
5. Ayinla O. Abdulaheem - Zr-7

AMAA 2012 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR

1. Neo Ntatleno - State Of Violence
2. Ivie Okujaye - Alero’s Symphony
3. Iyobosa Olaye - Adesuwa
4. Martha Ankomah - Somewhere In Africa
5. Thomas Gumede & Sihle Xaba - Otelo Burning

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Rapuldna Seiphemo - How To Steal 2 Million
2. Fano Mokoena - Man On Ground
3. Hafiz Oyetoro - Phone Swap
4. Okey Uzoeshi - Two Brides And A Baby
5. Godfrey Theobejane - 48
6. Lwanda Jawar - Rugged Priest

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Terry Pheto - How To Steal 2 Million
2. Ebbe Bassey - Ties That Bind
3. Empress Njamah - Bank Job
4. Ngozi Ezeonu - Adesuwa
5. Thelma Okoduwa - Mr & Mrs
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde - Ties That Bind

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Menzi Ngubane - How To Steal 2 Million
2. Majid Micheal - Somewhere In Africa
3. Chet Anekwe - Unwanted Guest
4. Jafta Mamabolo - Otelo Burning
5. Karabo Lance - 48
6. Wale Ojo - Phone Swap
7. Hakeem Kae-Kazim - Man On Ground

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Nse Ikpe Etim - Mr & Mrs
2. Yvonne Okoro - Single Six
3. Ama K. Abebrese - Ties That Bind
4. Rita Dominic - Shattered
5. Uche Jombo - Damage
6. Millicent Makheido - 48
7. Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai - Playing Warriors

AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR

1. Adesuwa - Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun
2. Ties That Bind - Leila Djansi
3. Rugged Priest- Bob Nyanja
4. How To Steal 2 Million - Charlie Vundla
5. State Of Violence - Khalo Matabane
6. Man On Ground - Akin Omotoso
7. Otelo Burning - Sara Bletcher

AMAA 2011 BEST FILM

1. State Of Violence - Khalo Matabane (South Africa)
2. Adesuwa - Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (Nigeria)
3. Otelo Burning - Kevin Fleishcer & Zanele Mthembu (South Africa)
4. Rugged Priest - Bob Nyanja (Kenya)
5. How to Steal 2 Million - Mfundi Vundia (South Africa)
6. Ties That Bind - Theo Baidon & Julia Djansi (Ghana)
7. Man On Ground - Rosie Motene (South Africa / Nigeria)


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