Felicite, Senegalese movie, was the toast of the night at the 13th African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
The movie won six AMAAs, the most of all the contenders.
Even more remarkably, Felicite — a movie about a nightclub singer who grapples to pay for her son’s treatment after a road accident — snagged up awards in three of the five major categories.
It won best film, best actress in a leading role, and best supporting actor.
Nigerian historical drama, ’76, won three awards from its eight nominations. The Izu Ojukwu-directed flick won best production design, achievement in production and Lagos state award for best Nigerian film.
Vaya, the most nominated (ten) movie picked up three awards, which include best director for Akin Omotoso and best screenplay while Queen of Katwe won two out of its eight nominations.
In total Nigeria won nine awards, inclusive of the special recognition honour given to veteran comic-actor Nkem Owoh.
The event had in attendance several celebrities including Olu Jacobs, Bimbo Akintola, Ramsey Nouah, among others.
Shina Peters performed at the award ceremony which held at EKO Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Here is the full list of winners.
Best short film
A Place For Myself (Rwanda) & A Place In the Plane (Senegal)
Got Flowers (Nigeria)
Mama Colonel (DRC)
Best film in an African language
Best film by an African living abroad
While We Live (Burkina Faso/Sweden)
Best diaspora short
90 Days (US) & Kbela (Brazil)
Achievement in production design
Achievement in costume
Queen of Katwe (Uganda)
Achievement in makeup
Achievement in sound
Vaya (South Africa)
Achievement in cinematography
The Last Of Us (Tunisia)
Achievement in editing
Felicitè ( Senegal)
Achievement in screenplay
Vaya (South Africa)
Lagos state award for best Nigerian film
Best young/promising actor
Medina Molanga (Queen of Katwe)
Tony Elumelu award for best comedy
3 Wise Men (Nigeria)
Best actress in a supporting role
Angelique Kidjo (CEO: Nigeria)
Best actor in a supporting role
Papi Mpaka (Felicitè: Senegal)
AMAA lifetime achievement award
Nkem Owoh (Nigeria)
Best actress in a leading role
Vero Tshanda (Felicitè: Senegal)
Best actor in a leading role
Jahwar Soudani (The Last of Us: Tunisia)
Best first feature film by a director
Daouda Coulibaly (Wulu: Mali)
Akin Omotosho (Vaya: South Africa)
Special recognition award