6th Africa Movie Academy Awards

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6th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Date10 April 2010
SiteGloryland Cultural Center
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Organized byAfrica Film Academy
Best PictureThe Figurine
Most awardsThe Figurine (5)
Most nominationsI Sing of a Well (11)

The 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on 10 April 2010 at the Gloryland Cultural Center in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, to honor the best African films of 2009.[1][2] The nominees were announced on 6 March 2010 at the Mensvic Grand Hotel in Accra, Ghana at an event that was attended by delegates from Nigeria, top government officials from Ghana and African celebrities. Hollywood stars, Glynn Turman and CCH Pounder were the special guests from Hollywood.[3] Approximately 280 films from 32 African countries were nominated for the awards.[4][5]


Major awards[edit]

The winners of the 24 Award Categories are listed first and highlighted in bold letters.[2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actress in a Leading role Best Actor in a Leading role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Adjetey AnangThe Perfect Picture
    • Godwin Kotey – I Sing of a Well
    • Francis Duru – Nnenda
    • Yemi Blaq – High Blood Pressure
Most Promising Actress Most Promising Actor
  • Chelsea EzeSilent Scandals
    • Rehema Nanfuka co-winner – Imani
    • Martha Kisaka – Togetherness Supreme**Martha Ankomah – Sins of the Soul
    • Ashionye Michelle Ugboh– Jungle Ride
Best Animation Best Film in an African Language
  • Hanayns Shoe (Egypt)
    • Adventure of Alayo (Nigeria)
    • Zoodo – (Burkina Faso)
    • Lyrics – (Algeria)
    • One Step of Love (Algeria)
  • Imani – (Uganda)
    • Omo Iya Kan – (Nigeria)
    • Aldeweden – (Ethiopia)
    • Togetherness Supreme – (Kenya)
    • Game of my life – (South Africa)
Best Child Actor Best Screenplay
  • Teddy Onyago and Bill OlooTogetherness Supreme
    • Tobi Oboli – The Figurine
    • Feyisola Ewulomi – Champions of our Time
    • Treasure Obasi – Champions of our Time
    • Mfanafuthi Magudulela – Game of my life

Additional awards[edit]

Best Documentary Best Short Film
  • Bariga Boys (Nigeria)
    • Mwamba Ngoma (Tanzania)
    • Peace Wanted Alive (Kenya)
    • En quette d’identite (Burkina Faso)
    • Innovating for Africa (Nigeria)
  • The Abyss Boys – (South Africa)
    • Mahala – (Mozambique)
    • The Painter – (Uganda)
    • Suara La – (Nigeria)
    • The Camera (Nigeria)
AMAA Achievement in Sound AMAA Achievement in Editing
  • The Child
    • Season of a life
    • Perfect Picture
    • Heart of Men
    • Lilies of the Ghetto
AMAA Achievement in Art Direction AMAA Achievement in Cinematography
  • The Figurine
    • The Perfect Picture
    • I sing of a well
    • The Child
    • The Tenant
AMAA Achievement in Makeup AMAA Achievement in Costume
  • The Child
  • I Sing of a Well
    • Perfect Picture'
    • Prince’s bride
    • The Child
    • Lilies of the Ghetto
Best Original Soundtrack AMAA Achievement in Visual Effect
Heart of Africa (This award is given to the Best Film in Nigeria) Best film by an African Filmmaker in Diaspora

See also[edit]

CNN – Inside Africa – The African Movie Academy Awards ceremony, April 2010


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  4. ^ "2010 African Movie Academy Awards to take place April 10th in Bayelsa, Nigeria". Los Angeles, CA, USA: Pan African Film Festival. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
  5. ^ "AMAA 2010: 280 films entered, as Ghana hosts nomination party". The Vanguard. Lagos, Nigeria: Vanguard Media. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
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