9th Africa Movie Academy Awards

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9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
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Official poster
Date 20 April 2013
Site Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
Host Ama Abebrese
Dakore Akande
Ayo Makun
Producer Dayo Ogunyemi
Kingsley Ogoro[1]
Organizer Africa Film Academy
Best Film Confusion Na Wa
Most awards (2)
Most nominations Elelwani (11)
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The 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony honouring movies of 2012 was held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on 20 April 2013. The event was hosted by actress and former AMAA winner Ama K. Abebrese and Ayo Makun with many celebrities in attendance. The awards' nomination party was held in Lilongwe, Malawi; it was hosted by Her Excellency, President Joyce Banda. A total of 671 films were submitted for consideration across Africa, America, Canada, France, Germany, Guadalupe, Italy, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom. Confusion Na Wa won the best picture award. The late Justus Esiri was awarded the Best Actor in a leading role posthumously.[2][3][4][5] British actor Dudley O'Shaughnessy and Christopher Obi from Snow White and the Huntsman attended the event.[6][7]

Winners and Nominees[edit]

A total of 29 award categories were given out. Below is a full list of all the winners. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface:[8]


Best Short Film Best Documentary
  • Kwaku Ananse : Ghana
    • Dead River : Namibia
    • Elegy For A Revolutionary : South Africa
    • Yellow Fever : Kenya
    • Nhamo : Zimbabwe
    • Big Daddy : Nigeria
    • Release : South Africa
    • Burnt Forest : Kenya
  • Fuelling Poverty : Nigeria
    • Gun To Tape : Kenya
    • Swimming The Zambezi : South Africa
    • Give Me Back My Home : Kenya
    • The African Cypher Fly On The Wall: South Africa
Best Diaspora Feature Best Diaspora Documentary
  • Stones In The Sun : Haiti / United States
    • Against The Grain' : United States
    • Between Friends: Trinidad / Tobago
  • Fan Do Brasil : Guadeloupe / Brasil
    • My Thiero Boys : United States
    • Red, White, Black And Blue : United States
Best Animation Best Film by an African Abroad
  • Adventures Of Zambezia : South Africa
    • Tageni’s Dol : Namibia
    • Mission Impossible : Nigeria
    • Oba : Nigeria
    • Lion Of Judah : South Africa
  • Last Flight to Abuja: United Kingdom / Nigeria
    • Turning Point : United States / Nigeria
    • The Assassin's Practice : United Kingdom / Nigeria
    • Bianca : United States / Nigeria
    • Woolwich Boys : United Kingdom / Nigeria
Achievement in Production Design Achievement in Costume Design
  • Elelwani
    • Virgin Magarida
    • The Twin Sword
    • Contract
    • Blood And Henna
    • Okoro The Prince
  • Blood And Henna
    • The Twin Sword
    • Elelwani
    • Virgin Magarida
    • The Meeting
    • Cobweb
Achievement in Makeup Achievement in Soundtrack
  • The Meeting
    • The Twin Sword
    • Elelwani
    • Ninah’s Dowry
    • Okoro The Prince
    • Uhlanga, The Mark
Achievement in Visual Effects Achievement in Sound
Achievement in Cinematography Achievement in Editing
  • Uhlanga, The Mark
Achievement in Lighting Achievement in Screenplay
  • Moi Zaphira
Best Nigerian film Best film in an African Language
  • Moi Zaphira : Burkina Faso
    • Elelwani : South Africa
    • The Last Fishing Boat : Malawi
    • Nairobi Half Life : Kenya
    • Blood And Henna : Nigeria
    • Sherifa : Togo
    • Kokomma: Nigeria
Best Child Actor Most Promising Actor
  • The Ugandan
    • Cobweb
    • Imbabazi, The Pardon
    • Ninah’s Dowry
    • Swirl In Bamako
    • Salimatu Traore (moi Zaphira)
  • Joseph Wairimu : Nairobi Half Life (co-winner)
  • Belinda Effah : Kokomma (co-winner)
    • Sumela Maculuva : Virgin Magarida
    • Shonelo Mbutho : Ulanga The Mark
    • Karoumwi Olakunle : The Twin Sword
Best Actor In A Supporting Role Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Best Actor In A Leading Role Best Actress In A Leading Role
Best Director Best film

Honourary Awards[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Awards[edit]

Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood[edit]

  • Emem Isong
  • Kanayo O. Kanayo
  • Kenneth Okonkwo
  • Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)

Special Jury Award[edit]

  • Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)


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