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The 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on 22 April 2012 at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria to honor the best African films of 2011.[1][2][3] The nominees were announced on 17 March 2012 at the Kairaba Beach Hotel in Banjul, Gambia at an event that was attended by celebrities and top government officials from Gambia and other African countries.[4][5][6][7][8]

8th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Date22 April 2012
Hosted byJimmy Jean-Louis, OC Ukeje
Organized byAfrica Film Academy
Highlights
Best FilmHow to Steal 2 Million
Most awardsHow to Steal 2 Million(4)
Most nominationsOtelo Burning (14)

AwardsEdit

Best Film Best Short Film
  • Braids on a Bald Head – Nigeria
  • Jamaa – Uganda
  • Look Again – Kenya
  • Maffe Tiga – Guinea
  • Hidden Life – South Africa
  • Mwansa The Great - Zimbabwe
  • Chumo – Tanzania
  • The Young Smoker - Nigeria
Best Documentary Best Diaspora Feature
  • An African Election – Nigeria/Germany
  • Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda
  • Awa Ogbe: An African Adventure – Algeria
  • Dear Mandela – South Africa
  • White & Black; Crime And Colour – Tanzania
  • The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana
  • There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle –Nigeria
  • How Much Is Too Much – Kenya
  • Toussaint Louverture – Senegal/France
  • Ghett'a Life - Jamaica
  • High Chicago - Canada
  • Elza - Guadalupe
  • Better Mus' Come - Jamaica
  • Kinyanrwanda - USA
Best Diaspora Documentary Best Diaspora (Short film)
  • The Education Of Auma Obama - Germany
  • White Wash - USA
  • Almendron Mi Corazon - Guadalupe
  • All Me: The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert - USA
  • White Sugar In A Black Pot - USA
    • John Doe - USA
    • The Lost One - USA
Best Animation Best film by an African Living Abroad
  • Housemates – UK/Nigeria
  • Mystery Of Birds – USA/Nigeria
  • Ben Kross – Italy/Nigeria
  • Paparazzi Eye In The Dark – USA/Nigeria/Ghana
Achievement in Production Design Achievement in Costume Design
  • Adesuwa – Nigeria
    • The Captain Of Nakara - Kenya
    • Rugged Priest -Kenya
    • Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
    • Queen's Desire - Nigeria
Achievement in Make-up Achievement in Soundtrack
  • Shattered – Kenya
  • Rugged Priest - Kenya
  • State Research Bureau - Uganda
  • Adesuwa - Nigeria
  • Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
  • Alero's Symphony – Nigeria
  • Otelo Burning – South Africa
  • Adesuwa - Nigeria
  • How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa
  • Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
Achievement in Visual effects Achievement in Sound
  • Adesuwa – Nigeria
  • Behind The Mask - Nigeria
  • Somewhere in Africa - Ghana
  • State Research Bureau - Uganda
  • Otelo Burning – South Africa
  • State Of Violence – South Africa
  • Otelo Burning – South Africa
  • How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
  • Man on Ground - South Africa/Nigeria
  • Algiers Murder - South Africa
Achievement in Cinematography Achievement in Editing
  • Otelo Burning – South Africa
  • How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa
  • Rugged Priest - Kenya
  • Masquerades - Ghana
  • Man on Ground – South Africa/Nigeria
  • How 2 Steal 2 Million- South Africa
  • Algiers Murder - South Africa
  • Man on Ground - South Africa/Nigeria
  • Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
  • Otelo Burning – South Africa
  • Alero's Symphony - Nigeria
Achievement in Screenplay Best Nigerian film
  • Ties That Bind – Ghana
  • Mr & Mrs - Nigeria
  • How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa
  • Otelo Burning –South Africa
  • Unwanted Guest -Nigeria
  • Two Brides and a Baby - Nigeria
  • Adesuwa – Nigeria
  • Unwanted Guest -Nigeria
  • Family On Fire - Nigeria
  • Alero's Symphony - Nigeria
  • Phone Swap – Nigeria
Best film in an African language Best Child Actor
  • State Of Violence - South Africa
  • Chumo - Tanzania
  • Family On Fire - Nigeria
  • Otelo Burning - South Africa
  • Asoni - Cameroon
  • Tshepang Mohlomi (Otelo Burning) – South Africa
  • Rahim Banda (Behind The Mask) - Nigeria
  • Reginna Daniels (Bank Job) - Nigeria
  • Benjamin Abemigisha (Jamaa) - Uganda
  • Rachel Nduhukire (Jamaa) - Uganda
  • Ayinla O. Abdulaheem (ZR-7) - Nigeria
Best Young/Promising Actor Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Ivie Okujaye (Alero's Symphony) – Nigeria
  • Neo Ntatleno (State Of Violence) – South Africa
  • Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Nigeria
  • Martha Ankomah (Somewhere in Africa) - Ghana
  • Thomas Gumede (Otelo Burning) – South Africa
  • Sihle Xaba (Otelo Burning) – South Africa
  • Fana Mokoena (Man on Ground) – South Africa/Nigeria
    • Rapulana Seiphemo (How 2 Steal 2 Million) – South Africa
    • Hafiz Oyetoro (Phone Swap) - Nigeria
    • Okey Uzoeshi (Two Brides and a Baby) - Nigeria
    • Godfrey Theobejane (48) - Nigeria
    • Lwanda Jawar (Rugged Priest) – Kenya
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Best Actor in a leading Role
  • Terry Pheto (How 2 Steal 2 Million) – South Africa
  • Ebbe Bassey (Ties That Bind) - Ghana
  • Empress Njamah (Bank Job) - Nigeria
  • Ngozi Ezeonu (Adesuwa) - Nigeria
  • Thelma Okoduwa (Mr & Mrs) - Nigeria
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Ties That Bind) - Ghana
Best Actress in a leading Role Best Director
  • Charlie Vundla (How 2 Steal 2 Million) – South Africa
    • Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (Adesuwa) - Nigeria
    • Leila Djansi (Ties That Bind) - Ghana
    • Bob Nyanja (Rugged Priest) - Kenya
    • Khalo Matabane (State Of Violence) – South Africa
    • Akin Omotoso (Man on Ground) – South Africa/Nigeria
    • Sara Bletcher (Otelo Burning) – South Africa

Special Jury PrizeEdit

ReferencesEdit

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