The 9th edition of the African Movies Academy Awards took place on Saturday night in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and featured movie personalities from all over the continent.
The award ceremony was hosted by Comedian Ayo Makun and British/Ghanian television presenter and actress, Ama K. Abebrese.
Nigerian projects to grab awards include the movie, Last Flight To Abuja & the documentary about fuel subsidy, Fueling Poverty. In addition Pete Edochie was honored with a Life Time Achievement award.
The list of winners are below.
- Best Actress in a leading role — Florence Masebe
- Best Actor in supporting role — Gabriel Afolayan
- Best Promising Actor Award — Belinda Efah for Kokoma (Nigeria)
- Best Screenplay — Heroes and Zeroes
- Lifetime achievement award — Pete Edochie, Eddie Ugboma, Osita Okeke, Tunde Kelani
- Best Film by Africans Abroad — Last Flight To Abuja by Obi Emelonye
- Best Documentary — Fueling Poverty (Nigeria)
- Best Short Film — Akosua Adoma Owusu by Kwaku Ananse (Ghana)
- Best Nigerian Film Winner: Confusion Na Wa
- Best Costume Design — Blood And Henna
- Best Achievement in Sound Winner — Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
- Best Achievement in Soundtrack Winner — The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
- Best Diaspora Feature Winner — Stones In The Sun (Haiti/USA)
- Best Achievement in Cinematography Winner — Uhlanga, The Mark
- Best Achievement in Editing Winner — Heroes And Zeroes by Niji Akanni
- Achievement In Lightning Winner — Moi Zaphira
- Best Actress in A Supporting Role — Hermelinda Cimela (Virgin Magarida)
- Best Promising Actor (Joint Winner) — Joseph Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life)
- Best Child Actor Winning Movie: The Ugandan
- Best Director Winner: Niji Akanni for the movie “Heroes And Zeroes
- Best Picture — Confusion Na Wa, By Kenneth Gyang