4th Africa Movie Academy Awards

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4th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Date 26 April 2008
Site Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
Hosted by Osita Iheme & Chinedu Ikedieze
Stephanie Okereke & Ramsey Noah
Organized by Africa Film Academy
Highlights
Best Picture Run Baby Run

The 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on 26 April 2008 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, to honor the best African films of 2007. The ceremony was broadcast live on Nigerian national television. Special guest of honor at the event was Hollywood actress Angela Bassett.[1]

The nominees were announced to a large gathering of African film industry representatives, African actresses & actors on 19 March 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa by African Movie Academy Awards CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.[2][3]

Winners[edit]

Major Awards[edit]

The winners of the Award Categories are listed first and highlighted in bold letters.[2][4]

Best Picture Best Director
  • Run Baby Run
    • White Waters
    • Across The Niger
    • Princess Tyra
    • Mission To No Where
    • 30 Days
  • Emmanuel ApeaRun Baby Run
    • Izu OjukwuWhite Waters
    • Frank Rajah Arase – Princess Tyra
    • Izu Ojukwu / Kingsley Ogoro – Across The Niger
    • Bond Emoruwa – Check Point
    • Teco Benson – Mission To Nowhere
    • Ifeanyi Onyeabor – New Jerusalem
    • Mildred Okwo – 30 Days
Best Actress in a leading role Best Actor in a leading role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Joke SilvaWhite Waters / 30 Days
    • Iretu Doyle – Across The Niger
    • Yhama Brew – Princess Tyra
    • Patience Ozokwo – New Jerusalem
    • Bimbo Akintola – Cash Money
    • Uche Jombo – Keep My Will
  • Emeka OssaiCheck Point
    • Jibril Hoomsuk – White Waters
    • Fritz Bafour – Return Of Beyonce
    • Chinwetalu Agu – Across The Niger
    • Ofia Afuluagu Mbaka – New Jerusalem
Best Upcoming Actress Best Upcoming Actor
  • Uju OkekeMission To Nowhere
    • Jackie Aygemang – Princess Tyra
    • Yvonne NelsonPrincess Tyra
  • O.C. Ukeje & Jibril HoomsukWhite Waters
    • Maleke Idowu – Check Point
    • Van VickerReturn Of Beyonce / Princess Tyra
    • Kunle Fawole – Cash Money
    • Krossin – New Jerusalem
Best Child Actor Best Indigenous Film
  • Evelyn AddoRun Baby Run
    • Fidelis Abdulrahman – White Waters
  • Iranse Aje (Nigeria) in Yoruba
    • Ipa
    • Hafsat
    • Onitemi
    • Tabou
Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous Most Outstanding Actor Indigenous
  • Doris SimeonOnitem
    • Laide Bakare – Iranse Aje
    • Fathia Balogun – Ipa
    • Zainab Idris – Hafsah
  • Ayo AkinwaleIranse Aje
    • Muyiwa Ademola – Iranse Aje / Ipa
    • Fathia Balogun – Ipa
    • Ali Nuhu – Hafsah
Best Effect Best Music
  • Across the Niger
    • New Jerusalem
    • Iranse Aje
    • Ipa
    • Bleeding Rose
  • Mirror of Beauty
    • White Waters
    • Cash Money
    • Run baby Run
    • Black friday
Best Costume Heart of Africa
  • Princess Tyra
    • Rivals
    • Mirror of beauty
    • 30 Days
    • New Jerusalem
  • Across the Niger
    • Checkpoint
    • New Jerusalem
    • White Water
Best Feature Documentary Best Short Documentary
  • Do You Believe in Magic? – Moondog Films
    • Dun-dun (the talking drum) – Ibikansale D. Kayode
    • Bridging the Gap – Myanda Production
    • A Rare Gem – Packnet Productions
    • Families under Attack – Myandu Films
  • Not My Daughter (Ghana)
    • Operation Smile (Nigeria)
    • Healthy Children, Wealthy Nation (Nigeria)
Best Art Direction Best Screenplay
  • New Jerusalem
    • Rival
    • Across the Niger
    • 30 Days
    • Iranse Aje
    • Princess Tyra
  • Run Baby Run
    • Checkpoint
    • White Water
    • Across the Niger
    • Mission to Nowhere
    • 30 Days
Best Editing Best Sound
  • Divizions or Division
    • Run Baby Run
    • Across the Niger
    • Black Friday
    • Mission to Nowhere
  • White Water
    • Mirror of Beauty
    • Black Friday
    • Across the Niger
    • Mission to Nowhere
Best Cinematography Best Make-up
  • White Water
    • Run Baby Run
    • Across the Niger
    • Princess Tyra
    • Mission to Nowhere
    • 30 Days
  • Princess Tyra
    • New Jerusalem
    • Mirror of Beauty
    • African Soldier
    • Across the Niger

Other Awards[edit]

The winners are written first and emboldened and not all categories had winners.

Best Film African Diaspora[edit]

Best Drama (Short)[edit]

  • Kingswill – Sirrie Mange Entertainment
  • Magical Blessings
  • Sky line

Best Animation[edit]

  • The Lunatic – Ebele Okoye

Best First Film by a Director[edit]

  • Daniel Adenimokan (Special Mention)

Best Comedy[edit]

  • Stronger than Pain

Multiple Nominations[edit]

The following films had the highest number of nominations.

  • 14 Nominations
    • Across the Niger
  • 12 Nominations
    • White Water
    • Princess Tyra
  • 9 Nominations
    • Run Baby Run
  • 8 Nominations
    • 30 Days

Multiple Awards[edit]

The following films won the most awards on the Night

  • 4 awards
    • Run Baby Run
    • White Waters
  • 3 Awards
    • Stronger than Pain

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amatus, Azuh; Okoye, Tessy (2 May 2008). "How Nollywood stormed Abuja for AMAA". Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "AMAA Awards and Nominees 2008". African Movie Academy Award. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Africa Movie Academy Awards' nominees take a bow in Josies". Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "4TH AMAA AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINEES". African Movie Academy. Archived from the original on 14 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.