The 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards took place on Saturday at a glittering ceremony in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The Nigerian film ‘Confusion Na Wa’ emerged champion, winning the prize for Best Film.
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddi Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie.
Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood: Emem Isong, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN).
Late Justus Esiri was awarded the post-humous trophy for Best Actor in a leading role while Gabriel Afolayan received the Supporting Actor nod.
Here is the full list of winners:
- Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse (Ghana)
- Best Documentary: Fuelling Poverty (Nigeria)
- Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun (Haiti/USA)
- Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil (Brazil/Guatamala)
- Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia (South Africa)
- Best Film By An Africans Abroad: Last Flight To Abuja (UK/Nigeria)
- Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani
- Achievement In Costume Design: Blood And Henna (Nigeria)
- Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting
- Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
- Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword
- Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
- Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark (South Africa)
- Achievement In Editing: Heroes And Zeros
- Best Actress In A Leading Role: Florence Masebe – Elelwani
- Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira
- Achievement In Screenplay: Heroes And Zeros
- Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)
- Best Film In An African Language: Moi Zaphira (Burkina Faso)
- Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma
- Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush
- Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida
- Best Actor In A Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
- Best Director: Niji Akanni – Heroes And Zeros (Nigeria)
- Best Film: Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)
- Special Jury Award: Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)
Reference: Daily Times NG.