AMAA 2013 Winners List for the 9th Edition
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African Movie Academy Awards 9th Edition took center stage in Yenagoa Bayelsa State in Nigeria, the theme of this year edition which is “Africa One” that got a record of 671 films competing for various positions in the yearly award programme. AMAA that has been called the African Oscar Award presented some exciting winners on her list for the 9th edition.
The African Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA Awards, are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the African film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. It was founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy which has the very first edition in 2005.
When this year’s edition date was first chosen last year, it looks a long way far far ahead but today it’s finally here. The celebration begins with Nigerian youngsters’ music sensation PSquare (The Peter & Paul Okoye dudes). Nigerian literary icons have gathered in Yenagoa for the international book and craft fair that is part of the activities for the 2013 AMAA was hosted by actress Dakore Egbuson, comedian Ayo Makun and British/Ghanaian television presenter and actress, Ama K. Abebrese.
The AMAA Awards, which is currently ongoing in Bayelsa has Pete Edochie, Tunde Kelani, Emem Isong, Kanayo O. Kanayo, and Kenneth Okonkwo honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture. The award presentation is attended by numerous international media representatives. The most recent ceremony, honoring films in 2011, was held at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria on 22 April 2012
Here is the AMAA 2013 Winners list for the ninth edition.
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Achievement In Editing: Hereos And Zereos
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Achievement In Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun- Haiti/USA
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Director: Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes/Nigeria
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Documentary: Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Film In An African Language: Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma
- AMAA 2013 Winner For Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Achievement In Costume Design: Blood And Henna/Nigeria
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Best Actor In A Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Best Actress In A Leading Role: Florence Masebe – Elelwani
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia– (South Africa)
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil (Brazil/Guatamela)
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Best Film By An Africans Abroad: Last Flight To Abuja– UK/Nigeria
- AMAA 2013 Winners For Best Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
We wish all the winners of this year 2013 9th edition a very big congratulation and hope to see them win many more in years to come.