The 2016 Africa Academy Movie Awards (AAMA) was held at the Dr Obi Wali Event Centre in the heart of Port Harcourt on Saturday evening with the top stars all in attendance.
Newslegend.com.ng’s IZUCHUKWU OKOSI and DENZEL ALILIONWU present the list of winners and photographs from the glittering event which was in its 12th edition.
Dignitaries and captains of industries led former Senate President, David Mark, were in attendance at the impressive event.
The movie Meet the Parents won the award for best Short Film on the night. Cursed One, a movie produced in. Ghana won the award for achievement in Production Design.
The Pencil claimed the prize for the best animated movie while the award for Best Documentary went to The Fruitless Tree, a documentary from Niger.
Across the Track won the award for the Best Diaspora Short Film.
There are African movie makers who are doing the continent proud abroad and for the category of the Best Film by An African Living Abroad, Lambadina was the winner.
For the hugely impressive make up job on a story well told, The Soldier Story won the Best Achievement In Makeup, while Nigeria’s “O town” got the Best Award for achievement in Soundtrack.
The award for achievement in visual effect went to Nigeria movie, Oshimiri. The AMAA 2016 prize for sound goes to Nigeria’s Fifty.
Cursed One also made Ghana proud by winning the AMAA prize for Cinematography.
The award for the AMAA 2016 for achievement in editing was won by South Africa movie: Hear Me Move.
South Africa movie, Tell Me Sweet Something won the prize for Achievement in Screenplay.
Rivers State Endowed Award for Best Nigerian Movie was won by Stephanie Linus’ thriller, Dry.
The award for the Best Film in an African Language went to Missing God (Nigeria).
Abidine Dioari was declared the winner of the Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Veteran actor and former broadcaster Pete Edochie urged the Federal Government through the Ministry of Information to restore History in the school curriculum while Richard Mofe Damijo dedicated his A Lifetime Achievement Award to the youths of Niger Delta.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was also handed to Olu Jacobs and wife, Joke, for their contributions to the movie industry.
AMAA 2016 Award for Best Short Film
- Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
- The Pencil – Burkina Faso
- The Fruitless Tree – Niger
BEST DIASPORA SHORT
- Across The Track – USA
MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
- Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
- Ben & Ara – USA
BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
- Agents of Change
ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
- Eye of the Storm
ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
- The Cursed One – Ghana
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
- Soldiers Story
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
- O-Town – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS
- Oshimiri – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
- The Cursed One
ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
- Hear me Move
ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
- Tell me Something Sweet
RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
OUSMANE SEMBENE AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
- Missing God – Nigeria
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
- Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE
- Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Something Sweet
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
- Daniel K Daniel – Soldiers Story
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
- Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
- Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
- Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva