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Nominees for 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards Announced in Accra

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The 6th African Movie Academy Awards () nominees were announced at the Mensvic Grand Hotel in East Legon, Accra Ghana. The actual event shall be held in Yenagoa, the capital of the oil-rich Bayelsa State, Nigeria, on April 10, 2010.

In 2009 Kenya took the lead but this year, they have been surpassed by Ghana and Nigeria who will be going neck to neck in many different categories. It did not help that Wanuri Kahiu opted not to enter her futuristic Scifi short, Pumzi for the AMAA 2010.

Nominees as reported on Art Matters are:

Best Documentary

  • Mwamba Ngoma, Tanzania
  • Peace Wanted Alive, Kenya
  • Bariga Boys, Nigeria
  • En quette d’identite, Burkina Faso
  • Innovating for Africa, Nigeria

Best Short Film

  • Mahala, Mozambique
  • The Abbys Boys, South Africa
  • The Painter, Uganda
  • Suara La, Nigeria
  • The Camera, Nigeria

Best Animation

  • Honyan’s Shoe, Egypt
  • Adventure of Alayo, Nigeria
  • Zoodo, Burkina Faso
  • Lyrics, Algeria
  • One Step of Love, Algeria

Best Film by An African in the Diaspora

  • Soul Diaspora
  • Okra Principle
  • China Wahala
  • Crunch

Best Film in an African Language

  • Omo Iya Kan, Nigeria
  • Aldewolem, Ethiopia
  • Togetherness Supreme, Kenya
  • Imani, Uganda
  • Game of my Life, South Africa

Heart of Africa Award for Best Film from Nigeria

  • The Child
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Nnenda
  • Lillies of the Ghetto
  • The Figurine

AMAA Achievement in Sound

  • The Tenant, Nigeria
  • Season of a Life, Malawi
  • The Perfect Picture, Ghana
  • I sing of a well, Ghana
  • Soul Diaspora, Diaspora

AMAA Achievement in Editing

  • Season of a Life, Malawi
  • The Child, Nigeria
  • The Perfect Picture, Ghana
  • Heart of Men, Ghana
  • Lilies of the Ghetto, Nigeria

AMAA Achievement in Art Direction

  • I sing of a well, Ghana
  • Fulani, Nigeria
  • The Child, Nigeria
  • The Figurine, Nigeria
  • Imani, Uganda

AMAA Achievement in Make Up

  • Heart of Men, Ghana
  • The Child, Nigeria
  • The King is Mine, Ghana
  • I sing of a well, Ghana
  • Fulani, Nigeria

AMAA Achievement in Costume

  • The Perfect Picture, Ghana
  • Prince’s Bride, Ghana
  • The Child, Nigeria
  • I sing of a Well, Ghana
  • Lilies of the Ghetto, Nigeria

AMAA Achievement in Visual Effect

  • The Child, Nigeria
  • The Figurine, Nigeria
  • A sting in a Tale, Ghana
  • Fulani, Nigeria
  • Heart of Men, Ghana

Best Original Soundtrack

  • Seasons of a Life, Malawi
  • Imani, Uganda
  • A sting in a Tale, Ghana
  • The Child, Nigeria
  • The Figurine, Nigeria

Best Performance by a Child Actor

  • Teddy Onyango and Bill Oloo—Togetherness Supreme, Kenya
  • Tobi Oboli—The Figurine, Nigeria
  • Feyisola Ewulomi—Champions of our Time, Nigeria
  • Treasure Obasi—Champions of our Time, Nigeria
  • Mfanafuthi Magudulela—Game of my Life

Most Promising Actress

  • Martha Kisaka—Togetherness Supreme, Kenya
  • Chelsea Eze—Silent Scandal,
  • Martha Ankomah—Sins of the Soul, Ghana
  • Ashionye Michelle Ugboh—Jungle Ride, Nigeria
  • Rahema Nanfuka—Imani, Uganda

Most Promising Actor

  • Wilson Maina—Togetherness Supreme, Kenya
  • Wale Ojo—The Child, Nigeria
  • John Dumelo—Heart of Men, Ghana
  • Pethro Tumba Mbole—Game of My Life
  • Sunny Chikezie—Lilies of the Ghetto, Nigeria

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Godwin Kotey—I sing of a well, Ghana
  • Francis Duru—Nnenda, Nigeria
  • Yemi Blaq—High Blood Pressure, Nigeria
  • Adjatey Anang—The Perfect Picture, Ghana

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Doris Sakitey—A sting in a Tale, Ghana
  • Funlola Aoifeyebi-Raimi—The Figurine, Nigeria
  • Tapiwa Gwaza—Seasons of a Life, Malawi
  • Yvonne Nelson—Heart of Men, Ghana

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Bimbo Akintola—Freedom in Chains, Nigeria
  • Jackie Appiah, Lydia Farson, Naa Ashoku Mensa-Doku—The Perfect Picture, Ghana
  • Stephanie Okereke—Nnenda, Nigeria
  • Flora Suya—Season of a Life, Malawi
  • Akofa Edjeani Asiedu—I sing of a Well, Ghana

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Lucky Ejim—The Tenant, Nigeria
  • Majid Michel—Sin of a Soul, Ghana
  • Ramsey Nouah—The Figurine, Nigeria
  • Sadiq Abu—Soul Diaspora, Diaspora
  • John Osie Tutu Agyeman—I Sing of a well, Ghana

Best Screenplay

  • Seasons of a Life, Malawi
  • The Tenant, Nigeria
  • Freedom In chains,
  • Guilty Pleasure, Ghana
  • I sing of a well, Ghana

AMAA Achievement in Cinematography

  • The Perfect Picture, Ghana
  • The Figurine, Nigeria
  • I sing of a Well, Ghana
  • The Child, Nigeria
  • The Tenant, Nigeria

Best Picture

  • Seasons of a Life, Malawi
  • The Tenant, Canada/Nigeria
  • The Perfect Picture, Ghana
  • The Figurine, Nigeria
  • I sing of a well, Ghana

Best Director

  • Charles Shemu Joyah—Seasons of a Life, Malawi
  • Shirley Frimpong-Manso—The Perfect Picture, Ghana
  • Kunle Afolayan—The Figurine, Nigeria
  • Leila Jewel Djansi—I sing of a well, Ghana
  • Jude Idada and Lucky Ejim—The Tenant, Nigeria
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  1. Rosine

    April 3, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I just realised there are no films from french africa, and I know countries like senegal are doing quite good. Where french films taken into consideration for these awards?

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