The 8th edition of the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is set for April 22, 2012 and will take place at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island
Hosting the event this year will be former model turned actor, Hollywood’s Jimmy Jean Louis; many would remember him as “Dr. Tunde Jonathan” in the movie “Phat Girlz”. Actor Morris Chestnut and a host of other international celebrities will also be present at the event.
Performing at the event will be Tuface Idibia, Asa, Comedian Gordons and others.
The event will kick off at 5pm and will feature a red carpet galore before the main show.
The AMAA Nominees Night 2012 held recently at the Kamaira Beach Hotel, Banjul, Gambia. According to the organizers, reason for the choice of Gambia was because AMAA is an award that is the most authentic in Africa hence the need for it to explore the best parts of other parts of the motherland.
Nigeria got a total of 52 nominations, South Africa being next with a total of 45 nominations; 2 of the countries films “Otelo Burning” & “How to Steal 2 Million” got 13 and 11 nominations respectively. Ghana got 17 nominations, followed by Kenya with 14
nominations, Uganda had 5 & Tanzania got 3.
There were other nominations from diasporean African film makers in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Guadalupe, Italy and Jamaica.
There were 43 entries from Africans in the Diaspora and all the other entries shared between 23 countries from across Africa. The entries include 134 feature films, 88 short films, 57 documentaries and 6 animations.
In all, there were a total of 328 entries from across the continent, 108 more entries than that of 2011
Below lies the list of categories for the AMAA 2012:-
-AMAA 2012 BEST SHORT FILM.
-AMAA 2012 BEST DOCUMENTARY.
-AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE.
-AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY.
-AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM).
-AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION.
-AMAA 2012 BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING.
-AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY.
-AMAA 2012 BEST NIGERIAN FILM.
-AMAA 2012 BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN. LANGUAGE.
-AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR.
-AMAA 2012 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR.
-AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE.
-AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE.
-AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE.
-AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE.
-AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR.
-AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM.
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