Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Ghana won three awards at the just ended 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) courtesy ‘The Cursed Ones’. The movie directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah won Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Set Design.

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

The Cursed Ones tells the story of two men who have the courage to fight back against corruption and false prophets. A disillusioned reporter and a young, reformed pastor attempt to save the life of a child accused of witchcraft by bravely fighting back against corruption and false prophets.

It was shot on location in the Eastern Region of Ghana and stars Oris Erhuero, Ama K. Abebrese, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Joseph Otsiman, Ophelia Dzidzornu, Rama Brew, David Dontoh, Fred Amugi, et cetera.

The 12 edition of the pan-African awards was held on Saturday, June 11 at the Obi Wali International Conference Center in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. ‘Eye of the Storm’ from Burkina Faso  won the ultimate nod for ‘Best Film’.

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Producer of The Cursed Ones picks up award on behalf of set designer

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Daniel K. Daniel won Best Actor in a leading role for '‘Soldiers Story’

Other multiple-award winning movies included South Africa’s  ‘Tell me Sweet Something’. The awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in a leading role nods went to Nigeria’s Daniel K. Daniel for ‘Soldiers Story’ and South Africa’s Fulu Mugovhani  for ‘Ayanda’ respectively.

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Fulu Mugovhani wins Best Actress in a leading role for ‘Ayanda’

The ceremony witnessed performances from Ghana’s Rashid Metal, Nigeria’s Harrysong and other musicians from the continent.  Other highlights of the night included husband and wife team of  Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award alongside Richard Mofe Damijo and Tony Akposhore.

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Olu Jacobs and Joke receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Richard Mofe Damijo receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Tony Akposhore receiving lifetime achievement award

The ceremony was hosted by  Nollywood star Mike Ezuruonye and South African radio host, Kgopedi Lilokoe.

Full list of winners:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

The Pencil – Burkina Faso

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Fruitless Tree – Niger

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Missing God – Nigeria

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

Across The Track – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

Spirits of Rebellion – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

Ben & Ara – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Cursed One – Ghana

AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Eye of the storm (Burkina Faso)

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Soldiers Story

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

O-Town – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Oshimiri – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

Fifty – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Cursed one

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Hear me Move

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

Tell me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Dry

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Nana Obiri-Yeboah – The Cursed One

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso

AMAA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

Richard Mofe Damijo

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Harrison performing with K-Cee

Tony Akposhore

Ghana wins 3 awards at 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards

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