12th Africa Movie Academy Awards

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12th Africa Movie Academy Awards
AMAA 2016.jpg
Date11 June 2016 (2016-06-11)
SiteObi Wali International Conference Center, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Hosted byChris Attoh
Mike Ezuruonye
Kgopedi Lilokoe
Organized byAfrica Film Academy
Best FilmEye of the Storm
Most nominationsThe Cursed Ones (13)

The 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on Saturday 11 June 2016 at the Obi Wali International Conference Center in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The ceremony recognized and honored excellence among directors, actors, and writers in the film industry. The awards night was hosted by Chris Attoh, Mike Ezuruonye and Kgopedi Lilokoe. It aired live on NTA to over 100 million viewers worldwide.

As part of the pre-AMAA activities, Rivers State Ministry of Culture and Tourism collaborated with the Africa Film Academy to host a sponsorship night to mobilize corporate sponsors for the awards. Other media partners included Africa Magic, OHTV, SABC and ONTV.[1][2]

Nominees and winners[edit]

The nominees for the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony were announced on 15 May 2016. The Cursed Ones led with 13 nominations while South African films Tell Me Sweet Something and Ayanda were tied with 9 nods each.[3] Ghana had a total of 15 nominations with 5 films including The Cursed Ones, Rebecca, Cursed Treasure, Daggers of Life and The Peculiar Life of a Spider.[4]

Winners were announced during the ceremony on 11 June 2016 at the Obi Wali International Conference Center. Eye of the Storm won in the categories Best Film, Achievement in Costume Design and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Drama-thriller The Cursed Ones took home three awards on that same night, including awards for Best Director (Nana Obiri Yeboah), Achievement in Production Design, as well as Cinematography (Nicholas K. Lory).[5]


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a leading role Best Actress in a leading role
Achievement in Costume Design Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Cinematography Achievement in Production Design
Achievement in Editing Achievement in Screenplay
Best Film in An African Language Best Nigerian Film
  • Missing God (Nigeria)
    • Bala Bala Sese (Uganda)
    • Brotherhood Eye (Mali)
    • Cursed Treasure (Ghana)
    • Wako (Uganda)
    • Daggers of Life (Ghana)
Best Short Film Best Animation
  • Meet The Parents (Nigeria/Canada)
    • Encounter (Nigeria)
    • Le Chemin (Côte d'Ivoire)
    • Blood Taxi (Nigeria)
    • Nourah The Holy Light (Burkina Faso)
    • Ireti
    • Life of Nigerian couple
  • The Pencil (Burkina Faso)
    • The Peculiar Life of a Spider (Ghana)
    • Funsie Fast Fingers (Nigeria)
    • Lazare Sie Pale (Burkina Faso)
Best Documentary Best Film by an African Living Abroad
  • The Fruitless Tree (Niger)
    • My Fathers Funeral (Cameroon)
    • Nollywood (Nigeria)
    • Tchindas (Cape Verde)
    • Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ (Nigeria/UK)
    • Camera/Woman (Morocco)
  • Lambadina (Ethiopia/USA)
    • Skinned (Liberia/USA)
    • LAPD African Cop (USA/Nigeria)
    • Boxing Day (USA/Nigeria)
    • MONA (Nigeria/UK)
Best Diaspora Short Best Diaspora Documentary
  • Across The Track (USA)
    • Raptors (USA)
    • Lines (USA)
  • Spirits of Rebellion (USA)
    • America's Blues (USA)
    • Can You Dig This (USA)
Best Diaspora Feature Best Soundtrack
  • Ben & Ara (USA)
    • America Is Still the Place (USA)
    • Luv Don’t Live Here (USA)
Best Visual Effects Best Sound
Most Promising Actor Best First Feature Film by a Director
  • Beyond Blood by Greg Odutayo
    • MONA by Anthony Abuah
    • 8 Bars and a Clef by Chioma Onyenwe

Honorary awards[edit]

Lifetime Achievement[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]


Dignitaries present during the occasion were Governor of Rivers State Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, first lady Eberechi Wike, former Senate President David Mark, Minister of Information Lai Mohammed and veteran actor Pete Edochie.


  1. ^ "AMAA goes to Port Harcourt". The Nation. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.filmcontact.com/news/nigeria/africa-movie-academy-announces-full-list-2016-nominations
  3. ^ Kyle Zeeman (16 May 2016). "SA films leads the way at AMAA nominations". The Times. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ Francis Addo (18 May 2016). "AMAA 2016: Ghana Grabs 15 Nominations". Globe Entertainment UK. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  5. ^ "AMAA 2016: Full List Of Winners". Retrieved 23 June 2016.