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How 2 Steal 2 Million scoops Best Film

2012-04-23 12:11
 
How 2 Steal 2 Million
Cape Town - South African Charlie Vundla scooped Best Director and his debut, film noir thriller How 2 Steal 2 Million, was named Best Film at the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), held on Sunday in Lagos, Nigeria.

South African actress Terry Pheto was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, which also won Best Achievement in Editing (Garreth Fradgely). How 2 Steal 2 Million was the most crowned film on the night, with four awards.
 
Nigeria’s Benin-set historical epic Adesuwa came a close second with three awards, for Costume Design, Visual Effects, and Best Nigerian Film.
 
South African crime drama State of Violence won Best Film in an African Language and Best Achievement in Sound. Otelo Burning, set for release in SA cinemas on 11 May, walked away with two awards - for Best Achievement in Cinematography and Best Child Actor for Tshepang Mohlomi.
 
Man on Ground, a Nigerian/South African xenophobia-themed co-production, won the Special Jury Award – given for only the third time since the inception of AMAA – and Best Supporting Actor to SA actor Fana Mokoena.
 
Nigeria’s Rita Dominic was named Best Actress for her role in Kenyan film Shattered, while Ghanaian Majid Michel won Best Actor for his role in Somewhere in Africa.
 
Nigeria was the most awarded country on the night, receiving 12 awards, followed closely by South Africa with 10.

"This year may prove to be the beginning of a new era for AMAA," the AMAA jury said in a statement.

"Not only did AMAA witness an unprecedented number of film submissions, from more countries throughout the African continent and its Diaspora, it also witnessed a remarkable increase in the quality of the films submitted."


The full list of AMAA winners:

BEST FILM
How 2 Steal 2 Million - South Africa

BEST SHORT FILM
Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria

BEST DOCUMENTARY
African Election – Nigeria/Germany

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
Toussaint Louverture – Senegal/Guadalupe

BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
The Education Of Auma Obama - Germany

BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM)
White Sugar In A Black Pot -USA

BEST ANIMATION
The Legend on Ngong Hills – Kenya

BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
Mystery Of Birds – USA/Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Phone Swap – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Adesuwa – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
Shattered – Kenya

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Adesuwa – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
State Of Violence – South Africa

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Otelo Burning – South Africa

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
How 2 Steal 2 Million- South Africa

ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
Ties That Bind – Ghana

BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Adesuwa – Nigeria

BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
State Of Violence - South Africa

BEST CHILD ACTOR
Tshepang Mohlomi  (Otelo Burning) – South Africa

BEST YOUNG/PROMISING ACTOR
Ivie Okujaye (Alero’s Symphony) – Nigeria

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Fana Mokoena (Man On Ground) – South Africa/Nigeria

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Terry Pheto (How 2 Steal 2 Million) – South Africa

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Majid Michel (Somewhere In Africa) – Ghana

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Rita Dominic (Shattered) – Nigeria

BEST DIRECTOR
Charlie Vundla (How 2 Steal 2 Million) – South Africa

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Man on Ground - South Africa/Nigeria

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