2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards Winners

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This past week was a celebration for the Seventh Annual African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) culminating in the award ceremony at the Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

And the winners included:


Best Film
Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)

Best Director
Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga

Best Actress In Leading Role

Amake Abebrese – Sinking Sands

Best Actor In Leading Role
Themba Ndaba – Hopeville

Best Actress In Supporting Role
Marlene Longage – Viva Riva

Best Actor In Supporting Role
Hoji Fortuna – Viva Riva

Best Young Actor
Edward Kagutuzi – Mirror Boy

Best Child Actor

Sobahle Mkhabase (Thembi), Tschepang Mohlomi (Chili-Bite) And Sibonelo Malinga (Khwezi) – Izulu Lami

Best Film In African Language
Izulu Lami – Madoda Ncayiyana (South Africa)

Best Nigerian Film
Aramotu – Niji Akanni

Best Screenplay

Sinking Sands

Best Editing
Soul Boy

Best Cinematography

Viva Riva

Best Achievement In Sound
Shirley Adams

Best Film For African Abroad
In America: The Story Of The Soul Sisters – Rahman Oladigbolu (Nigeria/USA)

Best Diaspora Short Film

Precipice – Julius Amedume (UK)

Best Diaspora Documentary

Stuborn As A Mule – Miller Bargeron Jr & Arcelous Deiels (USA)

Best Diaspora Feature

Suicide Dolls – Keith Shaw (USA)

Best Documentary

Kondi Et Le Jeudi Nationale – Ariana Astrid Atodji (Cameroun)

Best Short Documentary

After The Mine – Diendo Hamadi & Dinta Wa Lusula (DRC)

Best Short Film

Dina – Mickey Fonseca (Mozambique)