AMAA 2022: Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa Lead As Organiser Unveils Nominees List

AMAA 2022: Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa Lead As Organiser Unveils Nominees List

  • The AMAA award organisers have released the official nomination list for the movie festival set to hold in October 2022
  • Top Nollywood stars like Akah Nnani, Osas Ighodaro, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Deyemi Okanlawon, among others, bagged massive nominations for different categories
  • has compiled a complete list of the nominees, with Man Of God snagging four big categories

The much-anticipated nomination list of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has been released to the delight of many lovers of the movie industry and its stakeholders.

During its public announcement of the nominees' list for its 18th edition, the award organisers shared that 362 films were submitted, but the list was screened down to 100.

Photos of Josh2funny, Osas Ighodaro, Akah Nnani and Nse Ikpe-Etim
Nigerian actors bag massive nominations for the AMAA 2022 award. Photo credit: @josh2funny,@osasighodaro,@akahnnani/@nseikpeetim
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The award event, which will be held in Lagos on October 30, 2022, celebrates and recognises the African visual and storytelling creative industry.

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Some top Nigerian thespians among their African peers made the list; Nse Ikpe-Etim, Daniel Etim, Deyemi Okanlawon, Osas Ighodaro, Akah Nnani, and Dorcas Shola-Fapson, among others, got nominations in several categories.

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The nomination list equally recognised the crafts of other African countries, with Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa dominating the list snagging nominations in important categories

See the list of nominees below:

1. Efere Ozako award for the best short film

2. Best Animation:

3. Best Documentary:

4. Best film in an African language:

5. Best film by an African-born director living abroad:

6. Best diaspora short film:

7. Best Diaspora documentary:

8. Best diaspora narrative feature:

9. Best achievement in production design:

10. Best achievement in costume design:

11. Best achievement in make-up:

12. Best achievement in soundtrack:

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13. Best achievement in visual effect:

14. Best achievement in sound:

15. Best achievement in cinematography:

16. Award for achievement in editing:

17. Award for achievement in screenplay:

18. Award for best young/promising actor:

19. Best actor in a supporting role:

20. Best actress in a supporting role:

21. Best actor in a leading role:

22. Best actress in a leading role:

23. Award for best director:

24. Award for best film:

25. National film and video censors board (NFVB) award for best Nigerian film:

26. Best first feature film by a director:

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