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AMMA 2008 Nominations...30days makes the list

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    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    Just pulled this from ScreenAfrica.com. Let me digest this before I begin to analyze. But something is really weird. They announced in South Africa but have not announced in Nigeria. I could not find the nominations in one single Nigerian paper or magazine or even television or radio.

    Africa Movie Academy Awards’ nominees take a bow in Josies
    Thu, 20 Mar 2008

    The nominees of the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were announced to a large gathering of African film industry representatives at a glitzy evening function at Moyo in Johannesburg on Wednesday 19 March.

    The African Movie Academy Awards, which take place in Bayelsa State, Nigeria on 26 April 2008, were created to celebrate excellence in African film as well as set up supportive structures and networking opportunities for African filmmakers. In the four years of AMAA's existence, the Awards have recognised filmmakers, actors, directors, producers, make-up artists and other film industry role players from around the African continent. "When we first began AMAA, many regarded it as a Nigerian awards ceremony," said Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima, co-founder and executive producer of the AMAA's. "In the past three years, we've managed to increase entries from more African countries. This year's entries were also quite encouraging in that respect – we are clearly on a growth spurt! However, there is still a long way to go – considering that we have more than 50 African nations. We're not putting out nearly enough movies – we're doing more about the politics of film rather than filmmaking, and it's important for Africa to look at the financial rewards for filmmaking as there is no proper distribution process across the continent.

    "Indeed the range and subject matter of the nominated films reflect the African experience in all its glory, pain and humour - collectively, the nominated movies are a real representation of the African story – submissions from Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, as well as films from the African diaspora such as Brazil and the United States all reflected the multiplicity of the African experience."
    South Africa's strongest showings in 2008 was in the documentary section, a credit to the strong tradition of documentary filmmaking in South Africa.

    The 2008 AMMA nominees are:

    BEST INDIGENOUS FILM
    Iranse Aje Ipa Hafsat Onitemi Tabou

    BEST CHILD ACTOR
    Evelyn (NINA) in Run Baby Run
    Fidelis Abdulrahman (Little Melvin) in White Water

    MOST OUSTANDING ACTRESS INDIGENOUS
    Doris Simeon -ONITEM
    Laide Bakare - IRANSE AJE
    Fathia Balogun - IPA
    Zainab Idris – HAFSAH

    MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR INDIGENOUS
    AYO AKINWALE -IRANSE
    AJEMUYIWA ADEMOLA -IRANSE AJE/IPA
    ALI NUHU- HAFSAT

    BEST LEAD ACTRESS
    JACKIE APEA -PRINCESS TYRA
    STELLA ABODERIN - WIDOW
    KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL - STRONGER THAN PAIN
    RAKIYA ATTAH - ACROSS THE NIGER
    GENEVIEVE NNAJI - 30 DAYS/KEEP MY WILL
    DORIS SIMEON – ONITEMI

    BEST LEAD ACTOR
    VAN VICKER - RETURN OF BEYONCE/PRINCESS TYRA
    KANAYO KANAYO - ACROSS THE NIGER
    NKEM OWOH - STRONGER THAN PAIN
    SAINT OBI- CHECK POINT
    OC UKEJE - WHITE WATER
    KOFI BUCKNOR- RUN BABY RUN

    BEST MALE SUPPORTING
    ACTOR HOOMSUK - WHITE WATER
    FRITZ BAFOUR - RETURN OF BEYONCE
    EMEKA OSSAI - CHECK POINT
    CHINWETALU AGU - ACROSS THE NIGER
    OFIAFULUAGU MBAKA - NEW JERUSALEM

    BEST FEMALE SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    JOKE SILVA - WHITE WATER/30 DAYS
    IRETI DOYLE - ACROSS THE NIGER
    YHAMA BREW - PRINCESS TYRA
    PATIENCE OZOKWO - NEW JERUSALEM
    BIMBO AKINTOLA - CASH MONEY
    UCHE JOMBO - KEEP MY WILL

    BEST UPCOMING ACTRESS
    UJU OKEKE - MISSION TO NO WHERE
    JACKIE APIA - PRINCESS TYRA
    YVONNE NELSON - PRINCESS TYRA

    BEST UPCOMING ACTOR
    OC UKEJE - WHITE WATER
    MALEKE IDOWU - CHECK POINT
    VAN VICKER - RETURN OF BEYONCE/ PRINCESS TYRA
    HOOMSUK - WHITE WATER
    KUNLE FAWOLE -CASH MONEY
    KROSS IN - NEW JERUSALEM

    BEST ART DIRECTION IN A FILM
    NEW JERUSALEM
    WHITE WATER
    ACROSS THE NIGER
    30 DAYS
    IRANSE AJE
    PRINCESS TYRA

    BEST PICTURE
    WHITE WATER
    ACROSS THE NIGER
    PRINCESS TYRA
    MISSION TO NO WHERE
    30 DAYS
    RUN BABY RUN

    BEST SCREEN PLAY
    CHECKPOINT
    WHITE WATER
    MIRROR OF BEAUTY
    ACROSS THE NIGER
    MISSION TO NO WHERE
    RUN BABY RUN
    30 DAYS
    THROUGH THE FIRE

    BEST EDIT IN A FILM
    RUN BABY RUN
    DIVIZIONS OR DIVISION
    CASH MONEY
    ACROSS THE NIGER
    30 DAYS THROUGH THE FIRE

    BEST EFFECT IN A FILM
    NEW JERUSALEM
    ACROSS THE NIGER
    BEST MUSIC IN A FILM
    WHITE WATER
    HAFSAH
    CASH MONEY
    MIRROR OF BEAUTY
    RUN BABY RUN
    DIVIZIONZ

    BEST DIRECTOR
    EMMANUEL APEA - RUN BABY RUN
    IZU OJUKWU - WHITE WATER
    FRANK RAJAH ARASE - PRINCESS TYRA
    IZU OJUKWU/KINGSLEY OGORO - ACROSS THE NIGER
    BOND EMERUWA - CHECK POINT
    TECO BENSON - MISSION TO NO WHERE
    IFEANYI ONYEABOR - NEW JERUSALEM
    MILDRED OKWO - 30 DAYS

    BEST COSTUMES
    PRINCESS TYRA
    RIVALS
    MIRROR OF BEAUTY
    30 days

    BEST SOUND
    WHITE WATER NEW
    JERUSALEM
    MISSION TO NO WHERE
    30 DAYS
    MIRROR OF BEAUTY
    CASH MONEY
    DIVIZIONS

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    30 DAYS
    ACROSS THE NIGER
    WHITE WATER
    MISSION TO NO WHERE
    CHECK POINT NEW JERUSALEM
    RUN BABY RUN
    MIRROR OF BEAUTY
    THROUGH THE FIRE

    BEST MAKE UP
    PRINCESS TYRA
    ACROSS THE NIGER
    NEW JERUSALEM
    MIRROR OF BEAUTY

    BEST FILM BY AFRICAN IN THE DIASPORA
    THROUGH THE FIRE
    BLEEDING ROSE

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
    DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC
    DUN-DUN
    BRIDGING THE GAP
    A RARE GEM
    FAMILIES UNDER ATTACK

    BEST SHORT FILM
    KINGSWILL
    SKY LINE
     
  2. moviewizard

    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    I picked this from someone's blog.
     
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    I sense a tough competition from "Across the Niger".
    I'm yet to watch it, but I heard it's a good movie. Hopefully, Genny will win yet another award.
     
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    Its good 30days was nominated. If it does win some, it would help in sales when it eventually come out,at least when Irapada won the award for indeginous film, many of my friends who dont even see nollywood film wanted to see it, though they were disappointed.
     
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    Please correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't there a Nollywood version of the 'Princess Tyra' a long time ago called 'The Orphan' or something? And if there was one, then why is Princess Tyra getting so many nominations? I am happy there is no 'Wind of Glory' or 'Darkness of Sorrow' on this list.
     
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    u rite bout dat...it sud win BEST PICTURE AND BEST EFFECT

    i saw it in d cinema....beautiful
     
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    as much as i luv NOLLYWOOD....d GHANAIAN STARS wud be takin home lots of awards.

    my favourite actor nw is KOFI...he has come a long way, am one of his biggest fan.
     
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    I hope "RUN BABY RUN" sweeps the awards. That movie was really good and funny. How did "keep my Will" get nominated? The movie was boring as hell.
     
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    i knw rite...i fink their intention (producer, director or writer)'s intention was 2 make it a blockbuster....maybe dats wot they had in mind...but d movie was just there...dr was nthin spectacular bout d movie
     
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    I need to watch that movie. It's actually getting lots of rave reviews from those who've seen it.
     
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    u sud see it...watchin it on d big screen..i saw d quality of d movie...am nt a fan of any 9ja action movie or scene at all...but wid dis one...i was impressed.
     
  12. ddizzle

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    Congratulations Mildred...Congrats Genevieve...Congrats Kunle....

    Up Nollywood
     
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    congrats on their nomination? ve u seen 30 days yet?
     
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    Yup :460:

    Was in MD for the premiere
     
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    sweat: U are too funny! lol:1087:
     
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    Am yet to see 30days but from the trailer, website and reviews, i can tell its worth being nominated and even collecting awards.
     
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    OK
     
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    HA...I DIDNT MEAN IT LIKE THAT NW...DNT PUT ME IN TROUBLE O...LOL
     
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    I thought they had good new actors in 30days, was expecting to see some on the list. Even CBA.
     
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    I Must See Dis 30 Days Movie Is Yr O....where Can I Get A Copy Sef
     
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