Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2012 Nominations Announced ("Kinyarwanda," "High Chicago" Included)
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Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2012 Nominations Announced ("Kinyarwanda," "High Chicago" Included)

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Hot off the presses…! You'll recognize several of these films, as we've covered them in previous posts; like Kinyarwanda, White WashMwansa The Great, An frican Election, How To Steal 2 Million, Man On Ground, High Chicago, Toussaint Louverture, and more.

The full list of nominees below:

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the continent's most prestigious awards for filmmakers announced the 2012 nominees in Banjul, the capital of Gambia, at an exclusive ceremony attended by celebrities, top government officials and capitals of industry from Gambia and other African countries.

AMAA 2012 BEST SHORT FILM

JAMAA – Uganda

Look Again – Kenya

Maffe Tiga – Guinea

Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria

Hidden Life – South Africa

Mwansa The Great – Zimbabwe

Chumo – Tanzania

The Young Smoker – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 BEST DOCUMENTARY

African Election – Nigeria / Germany

Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda

Awa Ogbe An African Adventure – Algeria

Dear Mandella – South Africa

White & Black, Crime And Colour – Tanzania

The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana

There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle – Nigeria

How Much Is Too Much – Kenya

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

Toussanat Louverture – France

Ghetta Life – Jamaica

High Chicago – Canada

Elza – Guadelupe

Better Must Come – Jamaica

Kinyanrwanda – USA

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany

White Wash – USA

Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadeloupe

All Me The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert – USA

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM)

John Doe – USA

White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA

The Lost One – USA

AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION

The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya

Oba – Nigeria

Climate Change Is Real – Kenya

Egu – South Africa

Chomoka – Kenya

AMAA 2012 BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

Mystery Of Birds – USA / Nigeria

Housemates – United Kingdom / Nigeria

Ben Kross – Italy / Nigeria

Paparezzi Eye In The Dark – USA / Nigeria / Ghana

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Somewhere In Africa – Ghana

Phone Swap – Nigeria

Otelo Burning – South Africa

Adesuwa – Nigeria

How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

The Captain Of Nakara

Adesuwa – Nigeria

Rugged Priest – Kenya

Somewhere In Africa – Ghana

Queens Desire

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Rugged Priest – Kenya

State Research Bureau – Uganda

Adesuwa – Nigeria

Somewhere in Africa – Ghana

Shattered – Kenya

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Otelo Burning – South Africa

Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria

Adesuwa – Nigeria

How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

Somewhere In Africa – Ghana

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

Behind The Mask

Somewhere In Africa – Ghana

Adesuwa – Nigeria

State Research Bureau – Uganda

Otelo Burning – South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

State Of Violence – South Africa

Otelo Burning – South Africa

How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

Man On Ground – South Africa

Algiers Murder – South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

Otelo Burning – South Africa

Rugged Priest – Kenya

Masquerades – Ghana

Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Algiers Murder – South Africa

Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria

Unwanted Guest – Nigeria

How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

Otelo Burning – South Africa

Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY

Ties That Bind – Ghana

Mr & Mrs – Nigeria

How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

Otelo Burning – South Africa

Unwanted Guest – Nigeria

Two Brides And A Baby – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Unwanted Guest

Family On Fire

Alero’s Symphony

Adesuwa

Phone Swap

AMAA 2012 BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Chumo – Tanzania

State Of Violence – South Africa

Family On Fire – Nigeria

Otelo Burning – South Africa

Asoni – Cameroun

AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR

Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) – Behind The Mask

Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning

Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank Job

Benjamin Abemigisha and Racheal Nduhukire (Derick and Margaret) – JAMAA

Ayinla O Abdulaheem – ZR-7

AMAA 2012 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR

Neo Ntatleno (OJ) – State Of Violence

Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony

Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa

Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa

Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How To Steal 2 Million

Fano Mokoena – Man On Ground

Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone Swap

Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two Brides And A Baby

Godfrey Theobejane – 48

Lwanda Jawar – Rugged Priest

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Terry Phetto – How To Steal 2 Million

Ebbe Bassey – Ties That Bind

Empress Njamah – Bank Job

Ngozi Ezeonu – Adesuwa

Thelma Okoduwa – Mr & Mrs

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties That Bind

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Menzi Ngubane – How To Steal 2 Million

Majid Micheal – Somewhere In Africa

Chet Anekwe – Unwanted Guest

Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning

Karabo Lance – 48

Wale Ojo – Phone Swap

Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man On Ground

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr & Mrs

Yvonne Okoro – Single Six

Ama K. Abebrese – Ties That Bind

Rita Dominic – Shattered

Uche Jombo – Damage

Millicent Makheido – 48

Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai – Playing Warriors

AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR

Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun

Ties That Bind – Leila Djansi

Rugged Priest – Bob Nyanja

How To Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla

State Of Violence – Khalo Matabane

Man On Ground – Akin Omotoso

Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher

AMAA 2011 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM

State Of Violence – South Africa

Adesuwa – Nigeria

Otelo Burning – South Africa

Rugged Priest – Kenya

How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

Ties That Bind – Ghana

Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria

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