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The African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) Nominations for 2009

The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), an offshoot of the African Film Academy, are scheduled to take place on April 4, 2009.  These awards have pulled together a phenomenal list of talented directors, actors, and films from around Africa, that have made, or are going to make a tremendous impact on the continent and in the diaspora.  You can visit their website to learn more, or visit the award section of the website here. Here is the list of the nominations:

Litha Booi - South Africa

1. BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
1. Per Second Killer (Nigeria)
2. Coming of Age (Kenya)
3. Santos the survivor (Kenya)
4. Lost in the South (Rwanda)
5. Congo my foot (FAR)

2. BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

1. Private Files – Egypt
2. Shit on the Rock – Nigeria
3. Grandma’s not Home – South Africa
4. For the Best and for the Onion – Niger
5. Malcom’s Echo – Dami Akinnusi

3. BEST SHORT FILM
1. Pamela – Kenya
2. Who is Best? -Zimbabwe
3. The Sharing day – Cameroun
4. Killer Necklace
5. Love Is …..

 4. BEST ANIMATION
1. Lolo (Burkina Faso)
2. Leila (Burkina Faso)
3. Little Learning is different – Kenya
4. Manani Ogre – Kenya
5. Cheprono – Kenya
Wanuri Kahiu - Kenya5. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. From a Whisper
2. Battle of the Soul
3. Seventh Heaven
4. Gugu and Andile
5. Grey Focus

 6. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Cindy’s Note
2. Reloaded
3. Modupe Temi
4. Battle of the Soul
5. From a Whisper

7. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
1. Small Boy – Michelle Bello
2. Five Apostles – Ifeanyi Onyeabor
3. Agony of the Christ – Jude Odoh
4. Gugu and Andile – Kay Tickerman
5. Revolution – Eddybongo Uka

8. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1. Agony of the Christ
2. Live to Remember
3. From a whisper
4. The Assassin
5. Ase n’tedumare

9. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. Five Apostle
2. Battle of the Soul
3. Smoke and Mirrors
4. Agony of the Christ
5. Revolution

10. Best ORIGINAL IN SOUNDTRACK
1. Arugba
2. Beautiful Soul
3. From a whisper
4. Agony of the Christ
5. Jenifa

  11. MOST PROMISING ACTOR
1. Litha Booi – Gugu and Andile
2. Mavila Anthana Keriario – Battle of the Soul
3. Ruffy Samuel – Dead End
4. Segun Adefila – Arugba
5. Sherrif Ramzy – Seventh Heaven

  12. MOST PROMISING ACTRESS
1. Bhaira Mcwizu – Cindy’s Note
2. Bukola Awoyemi – Arugba
3. Lydia Farson – Scorned
4. Lungelo Dhladha – Gugu and Andile
5. Mfouemon Bea. Flore – Ma Saah Sah

  13. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD ACTOR
1. Celia Greenwoood  – The Assassin
2. Richard Chukwuma – Small Boy
3. Shanlar Kirunga – Battle of the Soul
4. Samara Milgwi – From a whisper

14. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Godfrey Odhiamba – From a whisper
2. Mike Ezuruonye – The Assasin
3. Michel Majid – Agony of the Christ
4. Peter Badejo – Arugba
5. Farouk Alfishawi  – Seventh Heaven

15. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Stephanie Okereke and Nse Etim – Reloaded
2. Stella Damasus-Aboderin – State of the Heart
3. Corine Onyango – From a whisper
4. Nadia Buari – Agony of the Christ
5. Funke Akindele – Jenifa

Yemi Blaq

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Femi Adebayo – Apaadi
2. Abubakar Mvenda and Ken Ambani – From a Whisper
3. Neil Mc Carthy – Gugu and Andile
4. Yemi Blaq – Grey Focus
5. Joel Okuyo Prynce – Battle of the Soul

  17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Aggie Kebirungi – Battle of the Soul
2. Mercy Johnson – Live to Remember
3. Mosunmola Filani – Jenifa
4. Daphney Hlomoku – Gugu and Andile
5. Chika Ike – The Assassin

  18. BEST FILM IN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Gugu and Andile – South Africa
2. Arugba – Nigeria
3. Mah Saah Sa – Cameroun
4. Uyai – Nigeria
5. Apaadi – Nigeria

  19. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. From a Whisper – Marius Van Graan
2. Seventh Heaven – Ramses Marzouk
3. Cindy’s Note – Izu Ojukwu
4. Gugu and Andile –Greg Heimann
5. Battle of the Soul – Stephen Njero and Tony Matomi

Saad Hendawy - Egypt20. AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME
1. Agony of the Christ
2. Apaadi
3. Live to Remember
4. Arugba
5. Seventh Heaven

21. HEART OF AFRICA AWARD FOR BEST FILMS FROM NIGERIA
1. Cindy’s Note – Izu Ojukwu
2. Arugba – Tunde Kelani
3. Beautiful Soul – Tchidi Chikere
4. State of the Heart – Kingsley Omoife and Richard Mofe-Damijo
5. Jenifa – Funke Akindele

  22. BEST SCREENPLAY
1. From  a Whisper – Matt Bishanga
2. Seventh Heaven – Zainab Aziz
3. Through the Glass – Stephanie Okereke
4. Reloaded – Emem Isong
5. Beautiful soul – Tchidi Chikere

  23. BEST PICTURE
1. From a Whisper – Kenya
2. Arugba – Nigeria
3. Gugu and Andile – South Africa
4. Battle of the Soul – Uganda
5. Seventh Heaven – Egypt

  24. BEST DIRECTOR
1. Wanuri Kahiu – From a Whisper (Kenya)
2. Tunde Kelani – Arugba (Nigeria)
3. Minky Schlesinger – Gugu and Andile (South Africa)
4. Matt Bish – Battle of the Soul (Uganda)
5. Saad Hendawy – Seventh Heaven (Egypt)

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11 Responses to “The African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) Nominations for 2009”

  • judith nansukusa says:

    March 6th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    battle of souls is the best.aggie kebirungi plated a significant role in that movie.go gal!

  • brian says:

    March 7th, 2009 at 2:33 am

    zambabwe should do better on movies more than politics

  • michelle says:

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:30 am

    just love the girl she is so smooth at her work love all her movies u rock girl keep shining gene

  • Jide Bello says:

    March 15th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    for the first time i think the AMAA is living up to its billing as an all african thingy. way to go fellas.

  • Okaro E says:

    March 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    As an African not living on the continent, I am truly disturbed at the length at which the Church uses the movie Producers to achieve it’s goals of perverting Native African religious beliefs. It is time our peoples stop allowing themselves to be used as weapons to further place our people in emotional bondage.

  • Nigel says:

    March 17th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    How do you write a story without putting where the event will be?

  • Michael Wanguhu says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    It’s a beautiful thing to see us (Africans) celebrating culture…let’s tell our own stories and tell them fearlessly and in the process rectify the tainted image of Africa…Let’s reclaim our image! But in the spirit of competition…Go Wanuri!

  • Michael Wanguhu says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    BTW if you’re in the New York Area you can watch From a Whisper at this years African Film Festival – April 8th to 14th, April 15th http://www.africanfilmny.org/aff_fest.html

  • catherine dual says:

    March 31st, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    pls help me tell the producers of RELOADED that d movie did,nt make any sense at all, what moral lesson does the film have please? i need to know. is it the fucking u that stephine was saying here and there, that got her a nomination? are they trying to teach married woman how to show evil to their husbands?

  • jeffrey samuel says:

    April 1st, 2009 at 8:22 am

    AM JEFFREY FROM NIGERIA,I LOVE TO IN THE MOVIE INDUSTRY AND BE LIKE ALL ACTORS IN THERE.I JUST WANT TO BE LIKE YOU.IS A GOOD NEWS TO SEE OUR PEOPLE DOING WELL IN THE MOVIE INDUSTRY IT IS A NICE THING LIKE THAT.LETS RECLAIM OUR IMAGE SO THAT YES OUR GOOD NIGERIA WILL BE GREAT IN AFRICA,AND IS COMING VERY SOON.WE ARE GOING THERE.

  • Wambui says:

    April 3rd, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Its a good step forward but Im surprised that not a single Tanzanian movie made it to the list when they’ve been airing almost exclusively on Africa Magic Plus. Well, maybe next year.

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