THE 6th edition of African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held last night in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. And Kunle Afolayan’s movie The Figurine emerged the top winner of the night, claiming all of five awards. However, Afolayan, who only yesterday returned from the New York African Film Festival to attend the event, did not get the coveted Best Director Award. Ghana’s Shirley Frimpong-Manso, director of The Perfect Picture clinched the award. Ramsey Nouah, who’s away in the US, missed the event, but was able to give his acceptance speech (for winning Best Actor in a leading role) after Kunle Afolayan placed a call to his mobile phone and placed the phone on speaker Here’s a FULL LIST of winners… AMAA BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: RAMSEY NOAH (FIGURINE) AMAA BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: JACKIE APIA (PERFECT PICTURE) AMAA BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: TAPIWA GWAZA (SEASONS OF A LIFE) AMAA BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: ADJATEY ANANG (PERFECT PICTURES) AMAA BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FIGURINE AMAA BEST DIRECTOR SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO- THE PERFECT PICTURE AMAA MOST PROMISING ACTOR: WILSON MAINA (TOGETHERNESS SUPREME) KENYA AMAA MOST PROMISING ACTRESS: CHELSEA EZE (SILENT SCANDAL) AND RAHEMA NANFUKA ( IMANI) AMAA BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD ACTOR: TEDDY ONYAGO AND BILL OLOO AMAA BEST ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK A STING IN A TALE AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS FIGURINE AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME I SING OF A WELL AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP THE CHILD AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION FULANI AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING THE CHILD AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND I SING OF A WELL AMAA HEART OF AFRICA AWARD FOR BEST FILM FROM NIGERIA FIGURINE BY KUNLE AFOLAYAN AMAA BEST FILM IN AFRICAN LANGUAGE IMANI – (UGANDA) AMAA BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN FILMMAKER IN DIASPORA SOUL DIASPORA AMAA BEST ANIMATION HANAYNS SHOE (EGYPT) MINISTRY OF CULTURE EGYPT AMAA BEST SHORT FILM THE ABBYS BOYS – (SOUTH AFRICA) JAN-HENDRIK BEETGE AMAA BEST DOCUMENTARY BARIGA BOYS (NIGERIA) FEMI ODUGBEMI AMAA BEST PICTURE Figurine (Nigeria) WWW.NIGERIAFILMS.COM
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