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AMAA 2021: ‘Fried Barry’ Leads SA Contingent With Six Nominations

The AMAAs is the biggest gathering of filmmakers and other creatives in Africa. Since 2005, AMAA has been celebrating the excellence of Africa’s cinema.

AMAA 2021: 'Fried Barry' Leads SA Contingent With Six Nominations - SurgeZirc SA
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Horror thriller ‘Fried Barry’ leads the South African movie contingent for this year’s Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) with 6 nominations, falling just behind the Somalian love drama ‘Gravedigger’s Wife’ which bags 10 nominations, SurgeZirc SA.

Organizers on Friday at the Ebony Life Place, Victoria Island, Lagos announced the list of nominees for the 17th edition of the award with over 25 awards up for grabs.

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The Gala and award night is scheduled to hold on November 28, 2021, at the Marriot Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Nigeria, and will be televised live in more than 40 countries across Africa and other countries worldwide.

The AMAAs is the biggest gathering of filmmakers and other creatives in Africa. Since 2005, AMAA has been celebrating the excellence of Africa’s cinema.

See the full list of the AMAA 2021 Nominations:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1) Meat – Uganda

2) Enroute – BourkinaFasso

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3) A Better Friend – Ghana

4) Find Me By The River – South Africa

5) In Extremis – DRC

6) Portrait of Princess Tutu – Cote d’Ivoire

7) The Long Night In Abuja – Nigeria

JUBRIL MALAFIA AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1) Room 5 – Ghana

2) Shaka-InklosiYamakhosi – South Africa

3) The Pyramid – Egypt

4) Mofiala – Togo

5) Lady Buckit& the Motley Mopster – Nigeria

6) A Thousand Fate – Uganda

7) White Nights – Algeria

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1) Softie – Kenya

2) The Sacred Woods – Tunisia

3) Postcard – Morocco

4) Unmasked: Leadership, Trust & the Pandemic – Nigeria

5) Linda Under Lockdown – South Africa

6) Bulembu: History of a Culture – DRC

7) Noboth – Uganda

8) Zindet – Niger

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT FILM

1) Three Leaves (Haiti)

2) In Other News (Canada)

3) Blue (US)

4) The Berne Identity (Switzerland)

5) No Comprendo (UK)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1) Akwaaba – The Awakening (US)

2) African Redemption: the Life of Marcus Garvey (US)

3) Race Today Documentary (UK)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

1) Ride Share (US)

2) Hal King (US)

3) Residue (US)

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

1) Blackmail – Obi Emelonye (Nigeria/UK)

2) First Call – Angela Onuora (Nigeria/Canada)

3) K.I.A.B – Eric Zoa&Oleksii Osyka (Cameroon/USA)

4) Gone – Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria/US)

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1) Bangarang – Robin Odongo (Kenya)

2) Ayinla – Tunde Kelani (Nigeria)

3) The Golddigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia)

4) Hotel on the Koppies – Charlie Vundler (South Africa)

5) Nyara – Ram Ally Kasongo (Tanzania)

6) Stain – Morris Mugisha (Uganda)

AMAA 2021 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1) African American

2) Buried

3) Oba Bi Olorun

4) Tecora

5) Eagles Wing

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1) Fried Barry

2) Tecora

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife

4) The Takers

5) Mission To Rescue

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1) Nneka The Pretty Serpent

2) Stain

3) Fried Barry

4) The Takers

5) Mission to Rescue

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1) The Citation

2) Nyara (The Kidnapper)

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife

4) This Lady Called Life

5) Hotel on the Koppies

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1) Hairareb

2) African American

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife

4) Eyimofe

5) La Femme Anjola

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1) Tecora

2) The Takers

3) Nyara (The Kidnapping)

4) The Gravedigger’s Wife

5) Shadow Parties

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1) Ayinla

2) Black Medusa

3) Stain

4) Nyara (The Kidnapping)

5) The Gravedigger’s Wife

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1) Mission to Rescue

2) Omo Ghetto: The Saga

3) Nyala (The Kidnapping)

4) Fried Barry

5) Eyimofe

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY

1) Chasing Lullaby

2) Where I Come From

3) Stain

4) Collission Course

5) Hairareb

AMAA 2021- NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO CENSORS BOARD (NFVCB) AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

1) Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

2) Ayinla

3) Eyimofe

4) The Citation

5) Omo Ghetto: The Saga

6) La Femme Anjola

7) Collission Course

8) Shadow Parties

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

1) WilmahMuremera – Shaina

2) OluwabamikeOlawunmi-Adenibuyan – Collission Course

3) Faith Fidel – Where I Come From

4) David Weda – Bangarang

5) Bertha Abdallah – Nyara (The Kidnapping)

6) Hannah Sukali – Fatsani: A Tale Of Survival

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1) MulshidMugabire – Monica

2) Kelechi Udegbe – Collission Course

3) Mehdi Hajri – Black Medusa

4) Cameron Scott – Hotel on the Koppies

5) Bimbo Manuel – Gone

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1) Gloria Anozie-Young – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

2) NaanaHayford – Chasing Lullaby

3) TumiMorake – Seriously Single

4) Hazel Hinda – Hairareb

5) Ini Edo – The Citation

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1) Gary Green – Fried Barry

2) Lateef Adedimeji – Ayinla

3) Melvin Alusa – Mission To Rescue

4) Jude Akuwudike – Eyimofe

5) Omar Abdi – The Gravedigger’s Wife

6) David Njavera – Hairareb

7) NonsoBassey – La Femme Anjola

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1) Lucie Memba Bois – Buried

2) FunkeAkindele – Omo Ghetto: The Saga

3) Sarah Alina Grosz – Black Medusa

4) Joan Agaba – Stain

5) PhumiMthembu – African American

6) Rita Dominic – La Femme Anjola

7) Claudine de Groot – Hairareb

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

1) Shaina – Beatrice Masvaure Alf (Zimbabwe)

2) African American – MuziMthembu (South Africa)

3) Eyimofe – Chuko&AyieEsiri (Nigeria)

4) The Gravedigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia)

5) Fried Barry – Ryan Kruger (South Africa)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

1) Gilbert Lukalia – (Mission To Rescue)

2) Ryan Kruger – (Fried Barry)

3) Khadar Ahmed – (The Gravedigger’s Wife)

4) Morris Mugisha – (Stain)

5) Chuko&AyieEsiri – (Eyimofe)

6) OshoveliShipoh – (Hairareb)

7) Ram Ally Kasongo – (Nyara/The Kidnapping)

8) Youssef Chebbi& Ismael – (Black Medusa)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1) Mission To Rescue (Kenya)

2) Fried Barry (South Africa)

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia)

4) Stain (Uganda)

5) Eyimofe (Nigeria)

6) Hairareb (Namibia)

7) Nyara: The Kidnapping (Tanzania)

8) Black Medusa (Tunisia)

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