SA bags 28 nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards

2017-05-17 13:23
 

Cape Town – The nominees for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have been announced.

The annual awards aim to honour and promote excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture. 

South Africa bagged 28 nominations: Vaya takes the lead with 12 nods, followed by Noem My Skollie (Call Me Thief) with seven and Dora's Peace with five. 

Notable nominees include Daryne Joshua and Akin Omotoso who bagged nods for both Best Director and Best Film, Khabonina Quebeka for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Dann Jaques Mouton for Best Actor in a Leading Role. 

Khabonina took to Twitter to thank the academy. 

The awards ceremony will take place later this year.

See the full list of SA nominees here:

Award for Best Film in an African Language

Call Me Thief 
Vaya 

Award for Achievement in Production Design

Call Me Thief 

Award for Achievement in Make-Up

Dora’s Peace 

Award for Achievement in Soundtrack

Vaya 

Award for Achievement in Visual Effect

Whale Caller 

Award for Achievement in Sound

Vaya 
Dora’s Peace 

Award for Achievement in Cinematography

The Whale Caller 
Vaya 

Award for Achievement in Editing

Call Me Thief
Vaya 

Award for Achievement in Screenplay

Dora’s Peace
Vaya 

Award for Best Young/Promising Actor

Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace 
Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
Austin Rose – Call Me Thief 

Tony Elumelu Award for Best Comedy

Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) 

Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Warren Matsimola - Vaya 

Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya

Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
 
Dann-Jacques Mouton - Call Me Thief 

Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya

Award for Best First Feature Film by a Director

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Thabang Molaya

Award for Best Director

Daryne Joshua- Call Me Thief
Akin Omotosho – Vaya

Award for Best Film

Vaya
Call Me Thief 

See the full list of nominees here

Read more on:    movies

NEXT ON CHANNELX
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.