11th Africa Movie Academy Awards

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11th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Date September 2015
Site Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Hosted by Omotola Jalade
Camille Winbush
Organized by Africa Film Academy
Highlights
Best Picture Timbuktu
Most awards Timbuktu (5)
Most nominations iNumber Number and Run (12)

The 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony honouring films of 2014 was scheduled to take place in June 2015 but held on 26 September 2015. The gala night was moved to June as opposed to the regular March–May season in honour of Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, a longtime entertainment patron and brother to the founder and former C.E.O. of the award ceremony, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. This years' award will be the first in the post-Osigwe's era of the ceremony, after her formal resignation in March.[1][2]

Ceremony information[edit]

Entries to the ceremony were originally opened from 1 September 2014 to 1 December 2014. However, the closing date was extended to 31 January 2015 to enable more entries. Films and documentaries that were produced from December 2013 to December 2014 were eligible for selection. A total of 800 films were submitted to the Film Academy. The nomination ceremony was held in May before the Nigerian presidential inauguration date on the 29th.[3][4]

Winners[edit]

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor in a leading role Best Actress in a leading role
Best Actor in a supporting role Best Actress in a supporting role
Best Young/Promising Actor Best Child Actor
Best First Feature Film by a Director Bayelsa State Government Endowed Award for Best Nigerian Film
Best Diaspora Feature Film Best Diaspora Documentary
Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in An African Language Best Documentary
Best Diaspora Short film Efere Ozako Award for Best Short film
  • Sound Of Tears (Canada)
    • Hand to the Sky (USA)
    • Calm (UK)
  • Twaaga (Burkina Faso)
    • Stories of Our Lives (Kenya)
    • Aisha’s Story (Nigeria)
    • Gulped of the Blue Sea (Togo)
    • Memoir of a Honest Voice (Sierra Leone)
Best Animation Achievement in Screenplay
  • The Legacies Of Rubbies (Nigeria)
    • The Throne (Nigeria)
    • Alternative to Corporal Punishment (Namibia)
    • Akorkoli (Ghana)
Achievement in Editing Achievement in Cinematography
  • Lobraz Khan - Mauritius
Achievement in Sound Achievement in Visual Effects
Achievement in Soundtrack Achievement in Makeup
Achievement In Costume Design Achievement In Production Design
Best Film by an African Living Abroad Best Comedy Film
  • Fevers - France/Morocco
    • Gone Too Far - Nigeria/UK
    • Thorns of Roses (O Esphinho Da Rosa) - Guinea Bissau/Portugal
    • Affairs of the Heart - Nigeria/USA
Lifetime Achievement Award Special Jury Prize
  • Tony Vander Heyden
  • Le President'
  • Triangle Going To America
Special Recognition Posthumous award
  • Oronto Douglas
Honorary Advisor: Tony Elumelu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AMAA 2015: Organisers call for entries". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "AMAA 2015 To Hold In June, Receives 800 Films". The Guardian Nigeria. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Chinedu Adiele (30 January 2015). "Africa Movie Academy Awards: 2015 edition to hold in June". pulse.ng. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "AMAA Holds in June, Entries Closes January 31, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 8 May 2015.