The Africa Movie Academy Awards – AMAA 2016 which came off at the Obi Wali International Conference Center in Port Harcourt, Rivers State saw Ghanaian – UK based film director, Nana Obiri Yeboah’s “The Cursed Ones” win three awards out of the thirteen nominations.

The categories won were Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best in Production Design in Africa.

AMAA Lifetime Achievement Award went to Richard Mofe Damijo, Tony Akposhore, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.

Below are the full list of winners – winners in italics

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM1. Encounter – Nigeria2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire3. Blood Taxi – Nigeria

5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso6. Ireti – Nigeria7. Life of Nigerian Couple – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon2. Nollywood – Nigeria3. Tchindas- Cape Verde5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK6. Camera/Woman – Morocco

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda3. Missing God – Nigeria4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana5. Wako – Uganda6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

2. Skinned – Liberia/USA3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria5. MONA – Nigeria/UK

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Lines – USA2. Raptors – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. Can You Dig This- USA2. America’s Blues – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. America Is Still the Place – USA3. Luv Don’t Live Here – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. 2. Soldiers Story – Nigeria3. Ayanda- South Africa4. Missing God – Nigeria5. Out of Luck- Nigeria

AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

2. Oshimiri3. The Cursed One4. Ayanda5. Soldiers Story

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1. Oshimiri2. The Cursed One3. Missing God

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa3. The Cursed One – Ghana4. Hear me Move – South Africa5. Le Pagne- Niger

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1. Hear me Move – South Africa3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria4. House Arrest – Uganda5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso3. The Cursed One – Ghana4. Behind Closed Doors – Morocco5. Falling – Nigeria6. Rebecca- Ghana

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

2. Eye of the Storm3. Ayanda4. Tell me Sweet Something5. Fifty

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Behind Closed Doors2. Rebecca3. The Cursed One4. Eye of the Storm

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY1. The Cursed One3. The Visit4. Eye of the Storm5. Beyond Blood

AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM1. Beyond Blood3. Fifty4. Missing God5. Falling6. O’Town

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless4. Adeolu Adekola – Taxi Driver5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors2. Adesua Etomi- Falling4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR1. MONA – Anthony Abuah3. 8 Bars and a Clef- Chioma Onyenwe

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne6. Stephanie Linus – Dry7. Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM1. The Cursed One – Ghana2. Fifty – Nigeria4. Ayanda – South Africa5. La Pagne- Niger6. Dry – Nigeria7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco