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AMAA Calls For Entry

Peace Anyiam Osigwe, flanked by Lydia Forson and a South African Actress
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 at 6:20 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Hazeez Balogun

As the year draws to a close, major awards are gearing up to recognise the best of the best in the African movie scene. The most respected of the awards, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in readiness for next year has announced the call for entries to movie makers across the continent.
Though yet to announce the host country, organisers revealed that the 13th edition of AMAA will be held on May 20, 2017 and televised globally and only films produced and released between July 2015 and December 2016 may be entered for this celebration of African cinema.
The Africa Movie Academy Awards was founded in 2005. Mostly held annually in Nigeria, AMAA is, without a doubt, becoming the most prestigious and glamorous entertainment industry event of its kind on the African continent.
Over the years, the award presentation has been attended by numerous international media representatives, Hollywood celebrities, top politicians from Nigeria and other African nations, journalists, film industry professionals, and actors and actresses from across the world.
The 2016 African Movie Academy Awards took place on June 11, 2016 at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre in Port Hacourt, Rivers State. The exciting, sublime and glitzy event was hosted by Mike Ezuruonye and Kgopedi Lilokoe. The ceremony presented the best African actor of the year to Daniel K Daniel for his lead role in Soldiers Story while Fulu Mugovhani won the best actress for her lead role in Ayanda.
In addition to the aforementioned categories, other categories for nomination in the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards include best animation, best diaspora short, best diaspora feature, achievement in costume design, achievement in make-up, achievement in production design, and achievement in editing, best actor and actress in a supporting role, best promising act and more.