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South Africa biggest winner in AMAA awards

26 May 2014, 14:43Henry Ifeanyi

Yenegoa- The South African movie industry emerged biggest winner at the just-ended 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held in Bayelsa State.

The country scooped ten awards including the biggest award of the night, AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film (Of Good Report).

The movie also earned South Africa another four crests in the categories for Achievement In Screen Play; Best Young/Promising Actor (Petronella Tshuma); Best Actor In A Leading Role (Mothusi Magano); and Best Director (Jamil X.T Quebeka).

The country also scooped the awards for Best Animation (Khumba), Achievement In Make Up (Once Upon A Road Trip), Achievement In Cinematography (The Forgotten Kingdom), Achievement In Sound (The Forgotten Kingdom) and Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Thapelo Mofekeng).

Ghana' Shirley Frimpong Manso’s film, Potomanto, won the award for Achievement in Editing, while "Northern Affair", a Leila Djansi's film makes it double for Ghana with the award in the Achievement In Production Design category.

Nigeria's seasoned actresses, Clarion Chukwurah, emerged the best actress on the continent.

Chukwurah clinched the AMAA 2014 Award For Best Actress In A Leading Role for her outstanding performance in the movie “Apaye.”

She beat to the crown other top actresses including Uche Nnadili (B For Boy), Linda Sokhulu (Felix), Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha (Accident), Joselyn Dumas (Northern Affair) , Uche Jombo, Monalisa Chinda and Daniella Okeke (Lagos Cougar).  

Patience Ozokwo also shone at the awards.

The ageless actress emerged the winner in the category of Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role in the movie, “After The Proposal.

Nigeria also recorded achievement in Best Documentary (Portraits of a Lone Farmer), Best Film In African Language (B For Boy), Achievement In Soundtrack (Onye Ozi), Achievement In Visual Effect (A Mile From Home) and Award For Best Nigerian Film (Accident).

Bob Manuel Udokwu, seasoned actor  was the recipient of the AMAA Special Jury honour.

He was recognised for his more than two decades contribution to the movie industry in Nigeria and Africa.

– CAJ News

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