2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards Winners


    The 7th Annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) took place last week at the Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Viva Riva stole the show with six awards.

    See the winners below:

    Best Film
    Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)

    Best Director
    Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga

    Best Actress In Leading Role
    Ama K Abebrese – Sinking Sands

    Best Actor In Leading Role
    Themba Ndaba – Hopeville

    Best Actress In Supporting Role
    Marlene Longage – Viva Riva

    Best Actor In Supporting Role
    Hoji Fortuna – Viva Riva

    Best Young Actor
    Edward Kagutuzi – Mirror Boy

    Best Child Actor
    Sobahle Mkhabase (Thembi), Tschepang Mohlomi (Chili-Bite) And Sibonelo Malinga (Khwezi) – Izulu Lami

    Best Film In African Language
    Izulu Lami – Madoda Ncayiyana (South Africa)

    Best Nigerian Film
    Aramotu – Niji Akanni

    Best Screenplay
    Sinking Sands

    Best Editing
    Soul Boy

    Best Cinematography
    Viva Riva

    Best Achievement In Sound
    Shirley Adams

    Best Visual Effects
    A Small Town Called Descent

    Best Soundtrack

    Best Make Up
    Sinking Sands

    Best Costume Design

    Best Production Design
    Viva Riva

    Best Film For African Abroad
    In America: The Story Of The Soul Sisters – Rahman Oladigbolu (Nigeria/USA)

    Best Diaspora Short Film
    Precipice – Julius Amedume (UK)

    Best Diaspora Documentary
    Stuborn As A Mule – Miller Bargeron Jr & Arcelous Deiels (USA)

    Best Diaspora Feature
    Suicide Dolls – Keith Shaw (USA)

    Best Documentary
    Kondi Et Le Jeudi Nationale – Ariana Astrid Atodji (Cameroun)

    Best Short Documentary
    After The Mine – Diendo Hamadi

    • Freddy

      I don’t quite understand the difference between Best Film and Best Nigerian Film. If this film awards is about Africa, why is there a separate award for Nigeria. If Nigeria wants to have a separate award show, they can have it but the African Movie Award I thought was about Africa. Not Nigeria.