By Jessica Onah
Yenagoa, in the oil-rich state of Bayelsa, Nigeria, hosted the well anticipated Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) on the 24th May 2014.
AMAA is a platform that projects the African film industry to Africa and the rest of the world. It is a glamorous celebration of artistry honoring excellence in African Filmmaking and Cinema.
The award for Best movie was awarded to the South African movie ‘Of Good Report’ while Nigerian actress Clarion Chukwurah won the award for best actress and South African actor Mothusi Magano won the award for best actor.
With awards up for grabs in 27 categories for AMAA 2014, movie stars from across the continent attended in the hope of getting their hands on an award.
South Africa picked up a large majority of awards on the night, showcasing their current and rising talent..
The complete list of winners are as follows:
Best Short Film: Dialemi — Gabon
Best Animation: Khumba — South Africa
Best Documentary: Hamu Beya- The Sand Fishers — Mali and Potraits of a Lone Farmer— Nigeria/Denmark
Best Film in an African Language: — Nigeria
Best Diaspora Short Film: Passage — Bahamas
Best Diaspora Documentary: Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People — U SA
Best Diaspora Feature: Kingston Paradise—Jamaica
Achievement in Production Design: Northern Affair —Ghana
Achievement in Costume Design: Ni Sisi — Kenya
Achievement in Make-up: Once Upon A Road Trip — South Africa
Achievement in Soundtrack: Onye Ozi
Achievement in Visual Effect: A Mile From Home
Achievement in Sound: The Forgotten Kingdom
Achievement in Cinematography: The Forgotten Kingdom
Achievement in Editing: Potomanto
Achievement in Screenplay: Of Good Report
Best Nigerian Film: Accident
Best Child Actor: Lebohang Ntsane — Forgotten Kingdom
Best Young/ Promising Actor: Petronella Tshuma — Of Good Report
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Thapelo Mofekeng — Felix
Best Actress in a Supporting role: Patience Ozokwo – After the Proposal
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Mdthusi Magano — Of Good Report
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Clarion Chukwura — Apaye
Best First Feature Film by a Director: Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden – The Children of Troumaron
Best Director: Jamil X.T QUebeka – Of Good Report (South Africa)
Best Film: Of Good Report — South Africa
Madiba Award: Ni Sisi — Kenya
Best Film for Women Empowerment: B For Boy — Nigeria
Special Jury Award: New Horizon – Nigeria
Lifetime Achievement: Bob Manuel