This year’s edition of the prestigious award was tagged ‘Africa One’. The event was hosted by Comedian Ayo Makun and British/Ghanaian television presenter and actress, Ama K. Abebrese. Winners were determined by a diverse jury panel comprised of seasoned film journalists, veterans in cinematography, experts in acting and production from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria. The award covered over 40 African countries, and nations like the US, Trinidad & Tobacco, the United Kingdom, Canada and Jamaica.
Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has seen a wide acceptance of the brand across the globe. This was testified during this year’s awards ceremony which saw an unprecedented number of over 671 entries (in competition)…one of the highest, if not the highest number of entries for the event since it started. Out of the 671 entries, the highest number of entries interestingly were made by Francophone countries.
Some of the artists that performed at the event include: P-Square, Flavour Nabania, Waje and Timi Dakolo.
Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana
Best Documentary: Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria
Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun- Haiti/USA
Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil (Brazil/Guatamela)
Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia– (South Africa)
Best Film By An Africans Abroad: Last Flight To Abuja– UK/Nigeria
Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
Best Film In An African Language: Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso
Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma
Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush
Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida
Best Actor In A Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
Best Actress In A Leading Role: Florence Masebe – Elelwani
Best Director: Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes/Nigeria
Best Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
For Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani from South Africa
For Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting
For Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat
For Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword
For Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life
For Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark
For Achievement In Editing: Hereos And Zereos
For Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira
For Achievement In Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddi Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie
Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20: Emem Isong, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)
Special Jury Award: Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)
African Celebrities Magazine (ACM) wishes all 2013 AMA Award winners a big congratulation.