7th Africa Movie Academy Awards

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7th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Date Sunday, 27 March 2011
Site Gloryland Cultural Center
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Organizer Africa Film Academy
Highlights
Best Film Viva Riva!
Most awards Viva Riva! (6)
Most nominations Viva Riva! (12)
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The 7th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on 27 March 2011 at the Gloryland Cultural Center in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, to honor the best African films of 2010.[1] The nomination ceremony was held at the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 25 February 2011.[2][3][4][5][6][7] For the films released in 2010, African Movie Academy Awards were presented in 26 categories.[5]

Winners[edit]

The winners of the 26 Award Categories are listed first and highlighted in bold letters.[8][9]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actress in a Leading Role Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in Supporting Role Best Actor in Supporting Role
  • Marlene Longage - Viva Riva!
  • Mary Twala - Hopeville
  • Joyce Ntalabe - The Rivaling Shadow
  • Tina Mba - Tango With Me
  • Yvonne Okoro - Pool Party
Best Young Actor Best Child Actor
  • Edward Kagutuzi - Mirror Boy
  • Yves Dusenge & Roger Nsengiyumua - Africa United
  • Samson Odhiambo & Leila Dayan Opou - Soul Boy
  • Donovan Adams - Shirley Adams
  • Junior Singo - Hopeville
  • Sobahle Mkhabase, Tschepang Mohlomi & Sibonelo Malinga - Izulu Lami
  • Eriya Ndayambaje - Africa United
  • Jordan Ntunga - Viva Riva!
  • Ayomide Abatti - Maami
  • Benjamin Abemigisha - Zebu And The Photofish
  • Shantel Mwabi - Suwi
Best Film in African Language Best Nigerian Film
  • Izulu Lami - Madoda Ncayiyana (South Africa)
  • Aramotu - Niji Akanni (Nigeria)
  • Soul Boy - Hawa Essuman (Kenya)
  • Suwi - Musola Catherine Kaseketi (Zambia)
  • Fishing The Little Stone - Kaz Kasozi (Uganda)
  • Aramotu - Niji Akanni
  • Maami - Tunde Kelani
  • Tango With Me' - Mahmood Ali- Balogun
  • Inale - Jeta Amata
  • A Private Storm - Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun & Ikechukwu Onyeka
Best Screenplay Best Cinematography
Best Achievement in Sound Best Soundtrack
Best Visual Effects Best Make Up
  • A Small Town Called Descent
  • Aramotu
  • Nani
  • Who owns da city
  • Inale
Best Costume Design Best Production Design
Best Documentary Best Short Documentary
  • Kondi Et Le Jeudi Nationale - Ariana Astrid Atodji (Cameroon)
  • Headlines In History - Zobby Bresson (Kenya)
  • Co-Exist - Adam Mazo (Rwanda)
  • State Of Mind - Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)
  • Naija Diamonds - Nfrom Leonard (Nigeria)
  • After The Mine - Diendo Hamadi & Dinta Wa Lusula (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Symphony Kinsasha - Diendo Hamadi & Dinta Wa Lusula (Congo)
  • Naija Diamond (Feature On Dr. Rahmat Mohammed) - Nform Leonard (Nigeria)
  • Stepping Into The Unknown - Rowena Aldous & Jill Hanas-Hancock (South Africa)
  • Yeabu’s Homecoming - Jenny Chu (Sierra Leone)
Best Short Film Best Diaspora Short Film
  • Dina - Mickey Fonseca (Mozambique)
  • Bougfen - Petra Baninla Sunjo (Cameroon)
  • Weakness - Wanjiru Kairu (Kenya)
  • No Jersey No Match - Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria)
  • Duty - Mak Kusare (Nigeria)
  • Bonlambo - Zwe Lesizwe Ntuli (South Africa)
  • Zebu And The Photofish - Zipporah Nyarori (Kenya)
  • Allahkabo - Bouna Cherif Fofana (Togo)
  • Precipice - Julius Amedume (UK)
  • Cycle - Roy Clovis (USA)
  • Under Tow - Miles Orion Feld (USA)
  • Habitual Aggression - Temi Ojo (USA)
  • Little Soldier - Dallas King (USA)
  • The New N Word - Sowande Tichawonna (USA)
Best Film for African Abroad Best Diaspora Feature
  • In America: The Story Of The Soul Sisters - Rahman Oladigbolu (Nigeria/USA)
  • Anchor Baby - Lonzo Nzekwe (Nigeria/Canada)
  • Mirror Boy - Obi Emelonye (Nigeria/UK)
  • Africa United - Debs Gardner-Brook (Rwanda/UK)
  • Suicide Dolls - Keith Shaw (USA)
  • Tested - Russell Costanzo (USA)
  • Nothing Less - Wayne Saunders (UK)
  • The Village - Wayne Saunders (UK)
Best Diaspora Documentary Best Editing
  • Stuborn As A Mule - Miller Bargeron Jr & Arcelous Deiels (USA)
  • Momentum - Zeinabu Irene Davis (USA)
  • If Not Now - Louis Haggart (USA)
  • Motherland - Owen Alik Shahadah (USA)
  • Changement - Chiara Cavallazi (Italy)

Films with multiple nominations[edit]

The following films received multiple nominations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Njoku, Benjamin (1 April 2011). "Nollywood humbled! as Congo, South Africa rule @ AMAA ’11". The Vanguard (Lagos, Nigeria: Vanguard Media). Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "AMAA Nominations Night". African Movie Academy Award. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Odongo, David. "Film makers send entries for awards". The Standard (Nairobi, Kenya). Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "African Movie Academy Awards 2011". African Movie Academy Award. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "AMAA Nominations 2011". African Movie Academy Awards. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Out of Kenya". The Standard (Nairobi, Kenya: The Standard Group). 24 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Banda, Tim Kamazu (26 February 2011). "Kenya and Nigeria shine with choice films". Daily Nation (Nairobi, Kenya). Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2011". African Movie Academy Awards. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Osae-Brown, Funke (28 March 2011). "Congolese 'Viva Riva' wins Africa's best film award". The EastAfrican (Nairobi, Kenya). Retrieved 28 March 2011.