Sunday’s Delight:Senegalese movie Felicite scoops six awards, ’76 wins three at AMAA 2017

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Olamilekan Okeowo

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.

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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)

 

Best animation

 

Got Flowers (Nigeria)

 

Best documentary

 

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Mama Colonel (DRC)

 

Best film in an African language

 

Felicite (Senegal)

 

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

 

’76 (Nigeria)

 

Achievement in costume

 

Queen of Katwe (Uganda)

 

Achievement in makeup

 

Oloibiri (Nigeria)

 

Best production

 

’76 (Nigeria)

 

Best soundtrack

 

Felicitè (Senegal)

 

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

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’76 (Nigeria)

 

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)

 

Best director

 

Akin Omotosho (Vaya: South Africa)

 

Best film

 

Felicitè (Senegal)

 

Special recognition award

 

Celine Loader

 

 

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