Tunde Kelani’s Ayinla, 44 others nominated for AMAA 2021

The Africa Film Academy, organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards, have announced the nominees for the 17th edition of the award ceremony.

At the nominations announcement ceremony held at the Ebony Life Place, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday, the Head of Jury, Hon. Steve Ayorinde said movies nominated in the 26 categories of the awards were submitted from different parts of the continent.

He noted that the 2021 list of Nominees reflects the brilliance of filmmakers across the continent.

Among the nominated movies are Omo Ghetto: The Saga, Ayinla, Eyimofe – all from Nollywood – which received multiple nominations.

The movie Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia) received 10 nominations, which were the most for the night, with mentions in categories such as Best Film in African Language, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Director.

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Oluwabamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan aka Bam-Bam also bagged a nomination in the “Best Young/Promising Actor” category for her role in the movie Collision Course.

The AMAA 2021 Gala and award is scheduled to hold on November 28, 2021, at the Marriot Hotel in Lagos.

See the list of the AMAA 2021 nominees:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1) Meat – Uganda
2) Enroute – BourkinaFasso
3) A Better Friend – Ghana
4) Find Me By The River – South Africa
5) In Extremis – DRC
6) Portrait of Princess Tutu – Cote d’Ivoire
7) The Long Night In Abuja – Nigeria

JUBRIL MALAFIA AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1) Room 5 – Ghana
2) Shaka-InklosiYamakhosi – South Africa
3) The Pyramid – Egypt
4) Mofiala – Togo
5) Lady Buckit& the Motley Mopster – Nigeria
6) A Thousand Fate – Uganda
7) White Nights – Algeria

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1) Softie – Kenya
2) The Sacred Woods – Tunisia
3) Postcard – Morocco
4) Unmasked: Leadership, Trust & the Pandemic – Nigeria
5) Linda Under Lockdown – South Africa
6) Bulembu: History of a Culture – DRC
7) Noboth – Uganda
8) Zindet – Niger

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT FILM
1) Three Leaves (Haiti)
2) In Other News (Canada)
3) Blue (US)
4) The Berne Identity (Switzerland)
5) No Comprendo (UK)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1) Akwaaba – The Awakening (US)
2. African Redemption: the Life of Marcus Garvey (US)
3. Race Today Documentary (UK)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE
1) Ride Share (US)
2) Hal King (US)
3) Residue (US)

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
1) Blackmail – Obi Emelonye (Nigeria/UK)
2) First Call – Angela Onuora (Nigeria/Canada)
3) K.I.A.B – Eric Zoa&Oleksii Osyka (Cameroon/USA)
4) Gone – Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria/US)

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1) Bangarang – Robin Odongo (Kenya)
2) Ayinla – Tunde Kelani (Nigeria)
3) The Golddigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia)
4) Hotel on the Koppies – Charlie Vundler (South Africa)
5) Nyara – Ram Ally Kasongo (Tanzania)
6) Stain – Morris Mugisha (Uganda)

AMAA 2021 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1) African American
2) Buried
3) Oba Bi Olorun
4) Tecora
5) Eagles Wing

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AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1) Fried Barry
2) Tecora
3) The Gravedigger’s Wife
4) The Takers
5) Mission To Rescue

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1) Nneka The Pretty Serpent
2) Stain
3) Fried Barry
4) The Takers
5) Mission to Rescue

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1) The Citation
2) Nyara (The Kidnapper)
3) The Gravedigger’s Wife
4) This Lady Called Life
5) Hotel on the Koppies

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1) Hairareb
2) African American
3) The Gravedigger’s Wife
4) Eyimofe
5) La Femme Anjola

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1) Tecora
2) The Takers
3) Nyara (The Kidnapping)
4) The Gravedigger’s Wife
5) Shadow Parties

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1) Ayinla
2) Black Medusa
3) Stain
4) Nyara (The Kidnapping)
5) The Gravedigger’s Wife

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1) Mission to Rescue
2) Omo Ghetto: The Saga
3) Nyala (The Kidnapping)
4) Fried Barry
5) Eyimofe

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
1) Chasing Lullaby
2) Where I Come From
3) Stain
4) Collision Course
5) Hairareb

AMAA 2021- NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO CENSORS BOARD AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1) Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
2) Ayinla
3) Eyimofe
4) The Citation
5) Omo Ghetto: The Saga
6) La Femme Anjola
7) Collision Course
8) Shadow Parties

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1) WilmahMuremera – Shaina
2) OluwabamikeOlawunmi-Adenibuyan – Collision Course
3) Faith Fidel – Where I Come From
4) David Weda – Bangarang
5) Bertha Abdallah – Nyara (The Kidnapping)
6) Hannah Sukali – Fatsani: A Tale Of Survival

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1) MulshidMugabire – Monica
2) Kelechi Udegbe – Collission Course
3) Mehdi Hajri – Black Medusa
4) Cameron Scott – Hotel on the Koppies
5) Bimbo Manuel – Gone

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1) Gloria Anozie-Young – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
2) NaanaHayford – Chasing Lullaby
3) TumiMorake – Seriously Single
4) Hazel Hinda – Hairareb
5) Ini Edo – The Citation

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1) Gary Green – Fried Barry
2) Lateef Adedimeji – Ayinla
3) Melvin Alusa – Mission To Rescue
4) Jude Akuwudike – Eyimofe
5) Omar Abdi – The Gravedigger’s Wife
6) David Njavera – Hairareb
7) NonsoBassey – La Femme Anjola

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1) Lucie Memba Bois – Buried
2) FunkeAkindele – Omo Ghetto: The Saga
3) Sarah Alina Grosz – Black Medusa
4) Joan Agaba – Stain
5) PhumiMthembu – African American
6) Rita Dominic – La Femme Anjola
7) Claudine de Groot – Hairareb

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1) Shaina – Beatrice Masvaure Alf (Zimbabwe)
2) African American – MuziMthembu (South Africa)
3) Eyimofe – Chuko&AyieEsiri (Nigeria)
4) The Gravedigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia) * Black Medusa – Youssef Chebbi& Ismael (Tunisia)
5) Fried Barry – Ryan Kruger (South Africa)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1) Gilbert Lukalia – (Mission To Rescue)
2) Ryan Kruger – (Fried Barry)
3) Khadar Ahmed – (The Gravedigger’s Wife)
4) Morris Mugisha – (Stain)
5) Chuko&AyieEsiri – (Eyimofe)
6) OshoveliShipoh – (Hairareb)
7) Ram Ally Kasongo – (Nyara/The Kidnapping)
8) Youssef Chebbi& Ismael – (Black Medusa)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1) Mission To Rescue (Kenya)
2) Fried Barry (South Africa)
3) The Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia)
4) Stain (Uganda)
5) Eyimofe (Nigeria)
6) Hairareb (Namibia)
7) Nyara: The Kidnapping (Tanzania)
8) Black Medusa (Tunisia)

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