The Milkmaid is a 2020 Nigerian drama film directed and written by Desmond Ovbiagele. It was selected as the Nigerian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[1] The film stars Anthonieta Kalunta, Gambo Usman Kona, and Maryam Booth.

The Milkmaid
Film poster
Directed byDesmond Ovbiagele
Written byDesmond Ovbiagele
Produced byDesmond Ovbiagele
StarringAnthonieta Kalunta
Maryam Booth
Gambo Usman Kona
Patience Okpala
Ibrahim Jammal
CinematographyYinka Edward
Edited byChuka Ejorh
Danono Media
Release date
  • 27 November 2020 (2020-11-27)
Running time
136 minutes

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Plot edit

This 2020 Nigerian movie tells the story of a Fulani milkmaid whom confronted religious extremists in the remote parts of Sub-Saharan Africa in a journey to locate her missing sister but her efforts to recapture her disrupted past seemed futile.

Reception edit

The milk made was listed as one of the top 20 Nigerian movies of 2020. The film won Best film in African language and was nominated for eight awards.

Accolades edit

At the 16th African Movie Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight awards, ultimately winning Best Film, Best Film in an African Language, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Makeup, and Best Nigerian Film.[2] The Milkmaid also won the Narrative Feature Award at the 2021 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.[3]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Film The Milkmaid Won [2]
Best Film in an African Language Won
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Maryam Booth Won
Best Makeup The Milkmaid Won
Best Nigerian Film Won
Best Director Desmond Obviagele Nominated
Achievement in Cinematography The Milkmaid Nominated
Most Promising Actor Anthonieta Kalunta Nominated
2021 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead role (Hausa) Gambo Usman Kona Nominated [4][5]
Best Actress in a Lead role (Hausa) Anthonieta Kalunta Nominated
Most Promising Actress Won
Movie with the Best Sound The Milkmaid Nominated
Movie with the Best Special Effect Nominated
Movie with the Best Screenplay Nominated
Movie with the Best Editing Won
Movie with the Best Cinematography Won
Best Use of Costume in a Movie Nominated
Best Use of Make up in a Movie Nominated
Movie of the Year Won
Director of the Year Desmond Obviagele Won
Movie with the Best Production Design The Milkmaid Nominated
Movie with the Best Soundtrack Nominated

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References edit

  1. ^ "Desmond Ovbiagele's 'The Milkmaid' is Nigeria's submission for 2021 Oscars". Vanguard. 2 December 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "AMAA 2020: 'The Milkmaid' wins big, see full list of winners". Pulse Nigeria. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Archives". Pan African Film Festival. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  4. ^ Ojo, James (12 September 2021). "FULL LIST: 'The Milkmaid', 'Rattle Snake' remake lead nominations for 2021 BON awards". TheCable Lifestyle. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  5. ^ "BON Awards 2021: 'Rattlesnake', 'The Milkmaid' win big". 14 December 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2022.

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