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AMAA 2019: Reminisce, Seyi Shay, Adesua, Joke Silva bag nominations [See full list]

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AMAA 2019: Reminisce, Seyi Shay, Adesua, Joke Silva bag nominations [See full list]

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) on Wednesday night announced nominations for the 2019 edition of the much-coveted continental awards with Nigeria’s ‘The Delivery Boy’ and ‘King of Boys’ snagging the most nominations.

AMAA is Africa’s oldest and biggest academy award for films. It is presented annually to recognize excellence among professionals working in, or non-African professionals who have contributed to, the African film industry.

The much-anticipated nomination list, featuring films from across Africa, was live broadcast by the academy on Wednesday night.

Nigeria scored the most nominations with the Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe-directed film ‘The Delivery Boy’ scoring 12 nominations while Kemi Adetiba-directed ‘King of Boys’ pulled eight nominations.

Nigerian singers Remilekun Safaru popularly known as Reminisce was nominated as ‘Best Actor in Supporting Role’ for his role in ‘King of Boys’, while Seyi Shay got nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ for her role in ‘Lara and the Beats’.

Adesua Etomi also bagged nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for starring as Kemi in The King of Boys.

Actors in ‘The Delivery Boy’, a film that explores the backstory of terrorists, earned nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jemima Osunde) and Promising Actor (Jammal Ibrahim).

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Veteran Nollywood actresses Joke Silva and Sola Sobowale also earned nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role respectively.

 

 

See full list of nominees:

1. Efere Ozako Award For Best Short Film And the nominees are:

1 The Fisherman Ghana

2 A Tune of Kora SENEGAL

3 ICYASHA Rwanda

4 NAMOW2018 KENYA

5 Vagabond GHANA

6 Measure of a Woman South Africa

7 Mma Moeketsi

8 Motswakwa BOTSWANA

9 Tonight’s Opening Act EGYPT

10 Hello Rain NIGERIA

 

2. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Animation

1.​ Kitwana Journey – Kenya

2.​ Choices – Nigeria

3. ​Isolated- Kenya

4. ​Afrogames – Burkina Faso

 

3. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Documentary

1. ​Djambar, Sembene the Unsubmissive Cameroon

2.​The State Against Mandela South Africa

3.​Golden Fish, African Fish Senegal

4.​Skin Nigeria

 

4. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Documentary

5.​ Khartoum Offside Sudan

6.​Le loups d’or de Balole Burkina Faso

7. ​Sur Les Traces de Mamani Abdoulaye Niger

8.​No Gold For Katsaka Burkina Faso

9. ​Mother, I am Suffocating, This Is My Last Film About You ~ Lesotho

5. Ousmane Sembene Award For Best Film in an African Language ​

1. Makeroom Nigeria

​2. Mabata Bata Mozambique

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​3. Rafiki Kenya
4. Bahasha -The Envelope Tanzania

​5. Azali Ghana

 

6. Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award For Best Film by an African-Born Director Living Abroad ​

1. Julius Amedume – Rattlesnakes

​2. Tosin Coker – Lara and the Beats

​3. Robert O. Peters – Makeroom

 

7. #AMAA2019 Award For Best Diaspora Short Film

​1.​ Bail United Kingdom

2.​ Oath Bound United Kingdom

3. ​Fevah USA

4. ​I Am Superman Brazil

 

8. #AMAA2019 Award For Best Diaspora Documentary

1.​ Wax Print 1 FABRIC, 4 continent United Kingdom

2. ​The Guardian of No Return Guadalope

3. ​Dare to Dream USA/CUBA

4. Drugs as Weapons Against Us USA

5. ​My Friend Fela Brazi

 

9. #AMAA2019 Award For Best Diaspora Narrative Feature​

1. ​Nine Nights UK

2.​ Olympia USA

3. ​Traffik USA

4. ​Hero Trinidad and Tobago/Canada

5. ​Sprinter Jamaica

10. #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Production Design

​1. Redemption Mozambique 🇲🇿

​2. Rafiki Kenya 🇰🇪

​3. Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Stories South Africa 🇿🇦

​4. Urgent Morocco🇲🇦

​5. Burial of Kojo Ghana🇬🇭

​6. Sew the Winter to My Skin South Africa 🇿🇦

​7. Mercy of the Jungle Rwanda 🇷🇼

​8. Delivery Boy Nigeria o

 

11. #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Make-Up

​1 Makeroom Nigeria

 

​2 Gold Statue Nigeria🇳🇬

​3 Veronica’s Wish Uganda🇺🇬

​4 Sew the Winter to My Skin South Africa🇿🇦

​5 Before the Vows GHANA🇬🇭

6 Mercy of the Jungle Rwanda🇷🇼

7 The Burial of Kojo Ghana🇬🇭

 

12 #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Soundtrack

​1 Subira Kenya🇰🇪

​2 Mabata Bata Mozambique🇲🇿

​3 Farewell Ella Bella South Africa🇿🇦

​4. Mercy of the Jungle Rwanda 🇷🇼

5. Sew the Winter to My Skin South Africa 🇿🇦

​6. Lara and the Beats Nigeria 🇳🇬

​7. The Delivery Boy Nigeria 🇳🇬

​8. Redemption​ Mozambique 🇲🇿

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13 #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Visual Effects

​1. Makeroom 🇳🇬

​2. Sew the Winter to My Skin 🇿🇦

​3. Knockout Blessing 🇳🇬

4. Mabata Bata Mozambique 🇲🇿

5. The Delivery Boy 🇳🇬

6. The King of Boys 🇳🇬

7. Burial of Kojo 🇬🇭

 

14 #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Sound

​1. The Last Victim 🇿🇦

2. Sew the Winter to My Skin 🇿🇦

3. Makeroom 🇳🇬

4. The Delivery Boy 🇳🇬

5. The Burial of Kojo 🇬🇭

6. Urgent 🇲🇦

7. Mabata Bata Mozambique 🇲🇿

8. Redemption 🇲🇿

 

15 #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Cinematography

1. Mabata Bata Mozambique 🇲🇿

2. Sew the Winter to My Skin🇿🇦

3. Mother, I am Suffocating, This Is My Last Film About You Lesotho 🇱🇸

4. Redemption Mozambique 🇲🇿

5. Rafiki 🇰🇪

6. Delivery Boy 🇳🇬

7. The Burial of Kojo 🇬🇭

8. Redemption Mozambique 🇲🇿

 

16 #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Editing

​1 The Delivery Boy 🇳🇬

​2 The Burial of Kojo 🇬🇭

​3 The Last Victim🇿🇦

​4 Rafiki 🇰🇪

​5 The Gold Statute🇳🇬

​6 Diamond in the Sky🇳🇬

​7 Mercy of the Jungle Rwanda🇷🇼

​8 Sew The Winter To My Skin 🇿🇦

 

17 #AMAA2019 Award For Best Achievement in Screenplay

​1 The Delivery Boy 🇳🇬

​2 The Last Victim 🇿🇦

​3 Rafiki 🇰🇪

​4 Diamond in the Sky 🇳🇬

​5 Gold Statute 🇲🇦

​6 Lara and the Beats 🇳🇬

​7 Redemption Mozambique 🇲🇿

​8 Up North 🇳🇬

 

18 #AMAA2019 /National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Award For Best Nigerian Film

​1 The Delivery Boy

​2. Lara and the Beats

​3 Makeroom

​4 King of Boys

​5 Gold Statute

​6 Up North

7 Knockout Blessing

 

19 Award For Best Young/Promising Actor

​1 Youssef Alaoui (Ayoub) URGENT

​2 Angel Onyinyechi Unigwe (Adaeze) LIGHT IN THE DARK

​3 Cynthia Dankwa (Esi) BURIAL OF KOJO

​4 Emilio Bilo (Azarias) Mabata Bata

​5 Jamma Ibrahim (Amir) The Delivery Boy

6 Catherine Credo (Neema) Fatuma

 

20. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Young/Promising Actor

1. Youssef Alaoui (Ayoub) URGENT
2. Angel Onyinyechi Unigwe (Adaeze) LIGHT IN THE DARK
3. Cynthia Dankwa (Esi) BURIAL OF KOJO
4. Emilio Bilo (Azarias) Mabata Bata
5. Jamma Ibrahim (Amir) The Delivery Boy
6. Catherine Credo (Neema) Fatuma

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21. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1. Remilekun “Reminisce” Sarafu (Makanaki) – King of Boys
2. Jarrid Geduld 9 (Abie) – Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story
3. Zolisa Xaluva (Wyatt Earp) – Sew the Winter to my Skin
4. Kanayo O. Kanyayo (Chief Otuekong) – Up North
5. Kobina Amissah-Sam (Kwabina) – The Burial of Kojo
6. Bucci Franklyn (Dagogo) – Knockout Blessing

 

22. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1. Eniola Shobayo (Vivian) – Knockout Blessing

2. Linda Ejiofor (Oby) – Knockout Blessing

3. Kandyse McClure (Golden Eyes) – Sew the Winter to My Skin

4. Adesua Etomi (Kemi) – The King of Boys

5. Joke Silva (Mama Jumoke) – Light in the Dark

6. Arlete Bombe (Mia) – Redemption

 

23. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actor in a Leading Role

1. Gabriel Afolayan – Gold Statue

2 Joseph Otsiman (Kojo) – The Burial of Kojo

3 Chinedu Ikedieze (Big Chi) – Lara and the Beats

4 Jimmy Jean Louis (RobertMcQueen) – Rattlesnakes

5. Gil Alexandre (Bruno) – Redemption

6. Marc Zinga – Mercy of the Jungle

7. Ezra Mabengeza (Samson) – Sew The Winter To My Skin

8. Ayoub Bombwe (Mwanyusi) – Fatuma

 

24. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Leading Role

1 Sheila Munyiva (Ziki) – Rafiki

2. Rita Dominic (Jumoke Arinze) – Light in the Dark

3. Jill Levenberg (Ellen) – The Ellen Parkies Story

4. Beatrice Taisamo (Fatuma) – Fatuma

5. Seyi Shay (Lara) – Lara and the Beats

6. Sola Sobowale (Eniola) – King of Boys

7. Jemima Osunde (Nkem) – The Delivery Boy

8. Samantha Mugatsia (Kena) – Rafiki

 

25. AMAA 2019 Award For Best Director-First Feature Film

1. Blitz Bazawule – The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)

2. Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe – The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)

3. Sippy Chadha – Subira (Tanzania)

4. Nicole Amarteifo – Before the Vows (Ghana)

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