The 2018 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held on Saturday at the Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda. The event which was attended by actors and filmmakers from across Africa was hosted by Nse Ikpe-Etim and Arthur Nkusi.
South African film, ‘Five Fingers For Marseilles’, emerged the biggest winner of the night, taking home five plaques.
Richard Mofe-Damijo was named the best actor in a leading role while Dakore Egbuson Akande won best actress in a leading role.
Jade Osiberu’s ‘Isoken’ went home with three plaques while Crossroads and Hotel Called Memory won two awards apiece.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Animation: Belly Flop (South Africa)
Best Short Film: Tikitat Soulima (Morocco)
Best Documentary: Uncertain Future (Burundi)
Best Film in an African Language: Five Fingers For Marseilles (South Africa)
Best Film by an African Living Abroad: Alexandra (Nigeria/USA)
Best Diaspora Short Film: Torments of Love (Guadeloupe)
Best Diaspora Documentary: Barrows: Freedom Fighter (Barbados)
Best Diaspora Narrative Feature: Angelica (Puerto Rico)
Achievement in production design: Five Fingers For Marseilles
Achievement in costume design: Isoken
Achievement in make-up: Icheke Oku
Achievement in sound: Hotel Called Memory
Achievement in editing: Lucky Specials/ Hotel Called Memory
Achievement in cinematography: Five Fingers For Marseilles
Achievement in screenplay: Hakkunde
Best Nigerian film: Isoken
Most promising young actor: Amine Lansari – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)
Best comedy: Banana Island Ghost (Nigeria)
Best actor in a supporting role: Gideon Okeke (Crossroads)
Best actress in a supporting role: Joke Silva (Potato Potahto)
Best actor in a leading role: Richard Mofe Damijo (Crossroads)
Best actress in a leading role: Dakore Egbuson Akande (Isoken)
Best first feature film by a director: Michael Matthews – Five Fingers For Marseille
Best director: Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country
Best film: Five Fingers For Marseilles