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AMAA 2016: “Fifty” Beats “Dry” & “A Soldier’s Story” To Highest Nominations From Nigeria

BY ‘SEGUN ODEJIMI

Last night, the organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) released the list of nominees for the 2016 edition of the awards.

Biyi Bandele-directed FIFTY emerged as the film from Nigeria with the highest nominations after finding itself in SIX categories which included Achievement in Cinematography, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Nigerian Film and Achievement in Sound. Stephanie Linus’ Dry was tied with A Soldier’s Story with FOUR nominations each. Dry was nominated in the categories for Best Young/Promising Actor, Best Nigerian Film, Best Film and Best Director.

CJ Obasi’s O-Town gathered THREE nominations for Best Soundtrack, Best Nigerian Film and Best Young/Promising Actor. Other Nigerian films represented on the list include Out of Luck, Falling, Oshimiri, Stupid Movie, Beyond Blood and Missing God. Other representatives are Encounter, Life of a Nigerian Couple, Ireti, 8 Bars & A Clef, and Meet the Parents.

The 2016 AMAA ceremony will hold on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

For the full list of nominees, see here.

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