Nominees For AMAAs 2019 Announced

The Africa Movie Academy Awards, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, announced it’s nominees for the awards scheme this year. On the 18th of September 2019. The announcement was by the 2019 AMAA Jury President, Asantewa Adetunji via a live broadcast.

The Africa Movie Academy Awards which is running for the 15th year this year, is the leading, most glamorous awards event that recognizes and rewards excellence in creativity on the continent of Africa.The awards show will come off on the 26th of October,2019 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Below are the full list of Nominees for the AMAAs this year;

Efere Ozako Award For Best Short Film

  1. The Fisherman (Ghana)
  2. A Tune of Kora (SENEGAL)
  3. ICYASHA (Rwanda)
  4. NAMOW2018 (KENYA)
  5. Vagabond (GHANA)
  6. Measure of a Woman (SA)
  7. Mma Moeketsi (SA)
  8. Motswakwa (BOTSWANA)
  9. Tonight’s Opening Act (EGYPT)
  10. Hello Rain (NIGERIA)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Animation

  1. Kitwana Journey – Kenya
  2. Choices – Nigeria
  3. Isolated- Kenya
  4. Afrogames – Burkina Faso
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Documentary
  5. Djambar, Sembene the Unsubmissive (Cameroun)
  6. The State Against Mandela (South Africa)
  7. Golden Fish, African Fish (Senegal)
  8. Skin (Nigeria)
  9. Khartoum Offside (Sudan)
  10. Le loups d’or de Balole (Burkina Faso)
  11. Sur Les Traces de Mamani Abdoulaye (Niger)
  12. No Gold For Katsaka (Burkina Faso)
  13. Mother, I am Suffocating, This Is My Last Film About You (Lesotho)

Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film in an African Language

  1. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  2. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  3. Rafiki (Kenya)
  4. Bahasha -The Envelope (Tanzania)
  5. Azali (Ghana)

Michael Anyiam Osigwe AMAA 2019 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

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Short Film

  1. Bail (UK)
  2. Oath Bound (UK)
  3. Fevah (USA)
  4. I Am Superman (Brazil)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Documentary

  1. Wax Print 1 FABRIC, 4 continent (UK)
  2. The Guardian of No Return (Guadalope)
  3. Dare to Dream (USA/CUBA)
  4. Drugs as Weapons Against Us (USA)
  5. My Friend Fela (Brazil)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Narrative Feature

  1. Nine Nights (UK)
  2. Olympia (USA)
  3. Traffik (US)
  4. Hero (Trinidad and Tobago/Canada)
  5. Sprinter (Jamaica)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Production Design

  1. Redemption (Mozambique)
  2. Rafiki (Kenya)
  3. Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Stories (S. Africa)
  4. Urgent (Morroco)
  5. Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  6. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  7. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  8. Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Costume Design
  9. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  10. Light in the Dark (Nigeria)
  11. Rafiki (Kenya)
  12. King of Boys (Nigeria)
  13. Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
  14. Urgent (Morocco)
  15. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Make-Up
  16. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  17. Gold Statue (Nigeria)
  18. Veronica’s Wish (Uganda)
  19. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  20. Before the Vows (GHANA)
  21. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  22. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Soundtrack
  23. Subira (Kenya)
  24. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  25. Farewell Ella Bella (S. AFRICA)
  26. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  27. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  28. Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
  29. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  30. Redemption (Mozambique)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  1. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  2. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  3. Knockout Blessing (Nigeria)
  4. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  5. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  6. The King of Boys (Nigeria)
  7. Burial of Kojo (Ghana)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Sound

  1. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
  2. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  3. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  4. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  5. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  6. Urgent (Morocco)
  7. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  8. Redemption (Mozambique)
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Cinematography
  9. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  10. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  11. Mother, I am Suffocating, This Is My Last Film About You (Lesotho)
  12. Redemption (Mozambique)
  13. Rafiki (Kenya)
  14. Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  15. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  16. Redemption (Mozambique)
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Editing
  17. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  18. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  19. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
  20. Rafiki (Kenya)
  21. The Gold Statute (Nigeria)
  22. Diamond in the Sky (Nigeria)
  23. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  24. Sew The Winter To My Skin (S. Africa)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Screenplay

  1. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  2. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
  3. Rafiki (Kenya)
  4. Diamond in the Sky (Nigeria)
  5. Gold Statute (Morocco)
    6 Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
  6. Redemption (Mozambique)
  7. Up North (Nigeria)
    AMAA 2019/National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)Award For Best Nigerian Film
  8. The Delivery Boy
  9. Lara and the Beats
  10. Makeroom
  11. King of Boys
  12. Gold Statute
  13. Up North
  14. Knockout Blessing
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Young/Promising Actor
  15. Youssef Alaoui (Ayoub) URGENT
  16. Angel Onyinyechi Unigwe (Adaeze) LIGHT IN THE DARK
  17. Cynthia Dankwa (Esi) BURIAL OF KOJO
  18. Emilio Bilo (Azarias) Mabata Bata
  19. Jamma Ibrahim (Amir) The Delivery Boy
  20. Catherine Credo (Neema) Fatuma

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
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  7. Eniola Shobayo (Vivian) Knockout Blessing
  8. Linda Ejiofor (Oby) Knockout Blessing
  9. Kandyse McClure (Golden Eyes) Sew the Winter to My Skin
  10. Adesua Etomi (Kemi) The King of Boys
  11. Joke Silva (Mama Jumoke) Light in the Dark
  12. Arlete Bombe (Mia) Redemption
    AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actor in a Leading Role
  13. Gabriel Afolayan Gold Statue
  14. Joseph Otsiman (Kojo) The Burial of Kojo
  15. Chinedu Ikedieze (Big Chi) Lara and the Beats
  16. Jimmy Jean Louis (Robert McQueen) Rattlesnakes
  17. Gil Alexandre (Bruno) Redemption
  18. Marc Zinga ( )Mercy of the Jungle)
  19. Ezra Mabengeza (Samson) Sew The Winter To My Skin
  20. Ayoub Bombwe ( Mwanyusi ) Fatuma

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Sheila Munyiva (Ziki) Rafik
  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

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)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Director

  1. Wanuri Kahui – Rafiki (Kenya)
  2. Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe – The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  3. Daryne Joshua -Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story (S. Africa)
  4. Jahmil X. Qubeka – Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  5. Kemi Adetiba – King of Boys (Nigeria)
  6. Mohcine Besri – Urgent (Morocco)
  7. Mickey Fonseca – Redemption (Mozambique)
  8. Joël Karekezi- Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film

  1. Rafiki (Kenya)
  2. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  3. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  4. Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story (S. Africa)
  5. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  6. Redemption (Mozambique)
  7. King of Boys (Nigeria)
  8. Urgent (Morocco)

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