The prestigious pan-African event for the motion picture practitioners, African Movie Academy Awards would hold @ the Eko Hotels Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos State. The event is scheduled between 5:00pm- 9:00pm.

It will witness the creme de la creme of the movie industry.

Afro Juju star, Shina Peters, Ugandan singer, Ykee Banda, Paul Play Dairo and the Maestro Band are some of the acts billed to perform at the 13th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

AMAA 2017 is expected to bring together award nominees and professionals in the film industry from over 50 countries within and outside Africa.

Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim will serve as the sole host of the award ceremony.

Meet the nominees in different categories:

Best Actress in Leading role

  • Josette Bushell Mingo – While we live
  • Lydia Forson- Keteke
  • Khabonina Quebeka- Dora’s peace
  • Veronique- Beya-Mputu -Felicite
  • Zimkhitha Nyoka- Vaya
  • Lupita Nyong’o- Queen of Katwe
  • Rita Dominic- ’76
  • Bimbo Akintola- 93 days

Best Actor in Supporting role

  • Majid Michael- Slow Country
  • Adonijah Owiriwa- ’76
  • Olu Jacobs- Oloibiri
  • Warren Masemola- Vaya
  • Papi Mpaka- Felicite
  • Richard Sseruwagi- While we live

Best Actress in Supporting role

  • Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett- Oloibiri
  • Somkele Iyamah- 93 days
  • Theresa Edem- Ayamma
  • Inna Modja- Wulu
  • Nomonde Mbusi- Vaya
  • Angelique Kidjo- The CEO

Best Film

  • A mile in my shoes
  • 93 days
  • Vaya
  • Wulu
  • Call me thief
  • Queen of Katwe
  • The last of us
  • ’76
  • Felicite

Best Film In African Language

  • Vaya
  • Call me thief
  • Logun Ofe
  • Felicite

Best Director

  • Alain Gomis- Felicite
  • Daryne Joshua- Call me thief
  • Akin Omotosho- Vaya
  • Mira Nair- Queen of Katwe
  • Said Khallaf- A mile in my shoes
  • Daouda Coulibally- Wulu
  • Steve Gukas- 93 days
  • Ala Edinne Slim- The last of us
  • Izu Ojukwu- ’76

Best Diaspora Feature

  • Moonlight
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Le gang de Antillais
  • Double play
  • Fences

Best Nigerian Film

  • 93 days
  • The CEO
  • Ayamma
  • Green white Green
  • Olobiri
  • ’76

Best Diaspora Documentary

  • Horace Tapscott- Musical Griot
  • Les heritiers du Vietnam
  • I am not your Negro
  • 13th

Best First Film by a Director

  • Thabang Moleya- happiness is a four letter word
  • Kizito Samuel Saviour – Bunjako
  • Daniel Mugerwa- Rain
  • Abba Makarma- Green white Green
  • Daouda Coulibaly- Wulu
  • Ala Eddine Slim- The last of Us

Best Actor in Leading role

  • Sambassa Nzeribe- Slow country
  • Ramsey Nouah- ’76
  • Dan Jacques Mouton- Call me Thief
  • Jawher Soudani- The last of us
  • Ibrahim Koma-Wulu
  • David Oyelowo- Queen of Katwe
  • Richard Mofe Damijo- Oloibiri
  • Amine Ennaji- A mile in my shoes

Best Short Film

  • Silence
  • A place for myself
  • Bout
  • On Monday Last week
  • Bout
  • Kieza
  • A place in the plane
  • Malabo
  • Yemoja: Rise of the Orisha

Best Animation

  • Pull
  • Got flowers
  • Gyrow
  • Black barbie

Best Diaspora Short film

  • Ca$h Out
  • 90 days
  • The tale of four
  • Kbela

Best Editing

  • The CEO
  • Vaya
  • Call me thief
  • While we live
  • Felicite

Best Documentary

  • Makoko. Futures afloat
  • Vivre Riche
  • House in the fields
  • The African who wanted to fly
  • Mama Colonel
  • Legacy of the Hills
  • House of Nwapa
  • La Colere dans le vent

Best Soundtrack

  • 93 days
  • Vaya
  • A mile in my shoes
  • Why we live
  • Felicite
  • ’76

Best Cinematography

  • A mile in my shoes
  • The Whale caller
  • Vaya
  • The last of us
  • Felicite

Best Visual Effects

  • The Whale Caller
  • Slow country
  • Wulu
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Oloibiri

Best Costume Design

  • Keteke
  • Ayamma
  • Queen of Katwe
  • The last of Us
  • Logun Ofe

AMAA 2017: The stage is set!

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