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#AMAA2016: “The Cursed One” & “Dry” Shine (Full List Of Winners)

BY ESE DIBEBI

The city of Port Harcourt played host to African cinema giants and other guests as the 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards (#AMAA2016) held last night at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre. Expectations were high among nominees as they arrived the venue with high hopes.

Nigerian films (Dry and A Soldier’s Story) shone as did South Africa’s Tell Me Sweet Something.

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The Cursed One also produced the Best Director on the night. Veteran actors, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva and Richard Mofe-Damijo also picked up awards.

See full list of #AMAA2016 winners below:

BEST YOUNG & PROMISING ACTOR: Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge (Dry)

BEST FILM: Eye Of The Storm (Burkina Faso)

BEST DIRECTOR: Nana Obiri-Yeboah – “The Cursed One”

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Richard Mofe Damijo

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Tony Akposhore

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

BEST FIRST FILM BY A DIRECTOR: Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo (Nigeria)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Daniel K. Daniel – A Soldier’s Story (Nigeria)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Abidine Dioari – Eye Of The Storm (Burkina Faso)

BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE: Missing God (Nigeria)

BEST NIGERIAN FILM: Dry

ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY: Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa)

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING: Hear Me Move (South Africa)

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Cursed One (Ghana)

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND: Fifty (Nigeria)

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT: Oshimiri (Nigeria)

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK: O-Town (Nigeria)

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP: A Soldier’s Story

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN: Eye Of The Storm

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION: The Cursed One (Ghana)

BEST DIASPORA FEATURE: Ben & Ara (USA)

BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY: Agents Of Change

BEST DIASPORA SHORT FILM: Across The Track

BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Fruitless Tree

BEST ANIMATED FILM: The Pencil

BEST SHORT FILM: Meet The Parents

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