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October 1, Iyore, Dazzling Mirage and Others Battle For ‘Best Nigerian Film’ at AMAA

Nollywood movies ‘Invasion 1897’, ‘Dazzling Mirage’, ‘October 1’, ‘Iyore’ and ‘A Place in the Stars’ have been nominated for the Bayelsa Government sponsored ‘Best Nigerian Film’ at the the 2015 African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA.

South Africa’s iNumber  Number, Nigeria’s October 1 and Mauritania’s Timbuktu also emerged most nominated movies  for this year’s edition of the award. The three movies which have a total of 27 nominations will battle for theBest Film’ and ‘Best director’ categories.

iNumber  Number bagged twelve  nominations including achievement in Soundtrack, achievement in cinematography, achievement in editing, achievement in make-up, achievement in production design, Best film in African Language and achievement in Sound.  

Timbukutu was nominated for achievement in editing, achievement in cinematography, achievement in sound, achievement in soundtrack and Best film in African Language. Timbukutu bagged eight nominations in total.

Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 also bagged seven nominations including achievement in production design, achievement in editing, and achievement in costume design

Other nominated Nollywood movies include Dazzling Mirrage,  The Throne,  A Place in the Stars, Invasion 1897, 30 Days in Atlanta with “Iya Alalake” been the only Yoruba movie nominated.  Iya Alalake” was nominated at the best comedy category.



Check out full list of nominees for the 2015 edition of AMMA Awards: 

 

Best Short Film

Stories of Our Lives ‘Run’ – Kenya
Aissa’s Story – Nigeria
Gulped of the Blue Sea – Togo
Memoir of a Honest Voice- Sierra Leone
Twaaga – Burkina Faso

 

Best Animation

The Throne – Nigeria
Alternative to Corporal Punishment – Namibia
The Legacies of Rubies – Nigeria
Akorkoli – Ghana

 

 Best Documentary

Egypt’s Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt
The Dream of Shahrazad – South Africa
Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me – South Africa
Beats of The Antonov – Sudan
The Supreme Price – Nigeria/USA

 

Best Film in African Language

Timbuktu – Mauritania
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Cheetanah – Nigeria
Juliet and Romeo – Burkina Faso
iNumber Number – South Africa

 

Best Film by an African Living Abroad

Gone Too Far – Nigeria/UK
Thorns of Roses (O Esphinho Da Rosa) – Guinea Bissau/Portugal
Fevers – France/Morocco
Affairs of the Heart – Nigeria/USA

 

Best Diaspora Short
Sound of Tears – Canada
Hand to the Sky – USA
Calm – UK

 

Best Diaspora Documentary

Jimmy Goes to Nollywood – USA/HAITI
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA
Bound: Africans VS African Americans – USA
Black Panther Woman – Australia


Best Diaspora Feature

Under the Starry Sky – France
CRU – USA
Supremacy – USA

 

Achievement in Production Design

iNumber Number – South Africa
October 1 – Nigeria
Le President – Cameroun
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania

 

Achievement in Costume Design

Dazzling Mirage- Nigeria
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
October 1 – Nigeria
iNumber Number – South Africa

 

Achievement in Make-up

Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Iyore – Nigeria
Silver Rain – Ghana
iNumber Number – South Africa
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

 

Achievement in Soundtrack

A Place in the Stars – Nigeria
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Iyore – Nigeria
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
Timbuktu – Mauritania

 

Achievement in Soundtrack

Invasion 1897 – Nigeria
Kpians – Nigeria
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
iNumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia

 

Achievement in Sound

Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Le President – Cameroun
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania
iNumber Number – South Africa

 

Achievement in Cinematography

Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
iNumber Number – South Africa
Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Timbuktu – Mauritania

 

Achievement in Editing

October 1
iNumber Number
Triangle Going to America
Run
Timbuktu

 

Achievement in Editing

Le President
While You Slept
Timbuktu
Love or Something Like That
Run

 

Award for Best Comedy

30 Days in Atlanta
Iya Alalake
Last Three Digits

 

Bayelsa Government Endowed Award for Best Nigerian Film

Invasion 1897
Dazzling Mirage
October 1
Iyore
A Place in the Stars

 

Best Child Actor

Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu
Joshua Ibrahim and Daniel Ibrahim- A Place in the Stars

Best Young and Promising Actor

Demola Adedoyin – October 1
Vinjeru Kamanga – BELLA
Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage
Hassan Spike Insingoma – Boda Boda Thieves
Chiedza Mhende – Love the One You Love

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Israel Makoe – iNumber Number
Paul Obazele – Iyore
Chumani Pan- Silver Rain
OC Ukeje – Love or Something Like That
Triangle Going to America.

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Hilda Dokubo – Stigma
Toulou Kiki – Timbuktu
Reina Salicoulibaly – Run
Prossy Rukundo – Boda Boda Thieves
Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Tony Kroroge – Cold Harbour
Sdumo Matshali – iNumber Number
Abdoul Kareem Konate – Run
Sadiq Daba – October 1
Gerard Essomba – Le President

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Lesliana Pereira – NJINGA: Queen of Angola
Queen Nwokoye – Cheetenah
Aida Wang – Juliet and Romeo
Jocelyn Dumas –Silver Rain
Ini Edo – While You Slept

 

Best First Feature Film by a Director

Carey Mckenzie -Cold Harbour
Jenna Bass – Love the One You love
Destiny Ekeragha – Gone Too Far
Tawonga Taddja Nkhonjera – Bella

 

Best Director

Theodros Teshome Kebede- Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Theo Nel – iNumber Number
Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu
Phillipe Lacote – Run
Kunle Afolayan – October 1

 

Best Film

Run – Cote d’Ivoire
Timbuktu – Mauritania
iNumber Number – South Africa
Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
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