List of African Academy Award winners and nominees

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This is a list of African Academy Award winners and nominees, including Academy Award winners and nominees who are from Africa by birth or citizenship.

Best Actress[edit]

Best Actress
Year Name Film Role Status Milestone
2003 Charlize Theron Monster Aileen Wuornos Won
2005 Charlize Theron North Country Josey Aimes Nominated

Best Actor in a Supporting Role[edit]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Year Name Film Role Status Milestone
1962 Omar Sharif Lawrence of Arabia Sherif Ali Nominated
2003 Djimon Hounsou In America Mateo Nominated
2006 Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy Nominated
2013 Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips Abdiwali Muse Nominated

Best Actress in a Supporting Role[edit]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Year Name Film Role Status Milestone
2013 Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey Won Nyong'o was born in Mexico.

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is awarded to a country, not to an individual, and the submitting country is the officially designated nominee in this category.

Academy Award for Foreign Language Film
Year Nominee Film Status Milestone
1969 Algeria Z Won
1976 Ivory Coast Black and White in Color Won
1983 Algeria Le Bal Nominated
1995 Algeria Dust of Life Nominated
2004 South Africa Yesterday Nominated
2005 South Africa Tsotsi Won
2006 Algeria Days of Glory Nominated
2010 Algeria Outside the Law Nominated
2014 Mauritania Timbuktu Pending

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Documentary Feature
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2013 Jehane Noujaim (director) The Square Nominated

Best Original Score[edit]

Academy Award for Original Music Score
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1985 Caiphus Semenya The Color Purple Nominated
1987 Jonas Gwangwa Cry Freedom Nominated

Best Original Song[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Song
Year Name Film Song Status Milestone
1987 Jonas Gwangwa Cry Freedom "Cry Freedom" Nominated
2012 Herbert Kretzmer Les Misérables "Suddenly" Nominated Kretzmer is a South African-born Englishman. Nominated with Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)[edit]

Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Film Adapted From Status Milestone
2009 Neill Blomkamp District 9 Alive in Joburg
by Neill Blomkamp
Nominated

See also[edit]