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01 July 2016

African Movie Academy Awards - AMAA 2016 Awards: Major awards to five women directors

African Movie Academy Awards - AMAA 2016 Awards: Major awards to five women directors

The AMAA 2016 presented major awards to five women directors: Zeinabu Davis, USA, Spirits of Rebellion, (Best Diaspora Documentary); Nnegest Likke, USA, Ben and Ara (Best Diaspora Feature); Stephanie Linus, Nigeria, Dry (Best Nigerian Film); Aicha Macky, Niger, The Fruitless Tree (Best Documentary); Adjaratou Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso, The Pencil (Best Animation)

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Aicha Macky, Zeinabu Davis and Adjaratou Ouedraogo
(Photo: Courtesy Zeinabu Davis)

Stephanie Linus


Best Film
Eye of the Storm
by Sekou Toure

Best Director
Nana Obiri-Yeboah
The Cursed Ones

Best Film By An African Abroad
by Messay Getahun

Best Diaspora Feature
Ben & Ara
by Nnegest Likke 

Best Actress In Supporting Role
Thishiwe Ziqubu
Tell Me Sweet Something

Best Actress In Leading Role
Fulu Mugovhani

Best Actor In Leading Role
Daniel K Daniel
A Soldier's Story

Best Actor In Supporting Role
Abidine Dioari
Eye of the Storm

Best Diaspora Documentary
Spirits of Rebellion: Black Film at UCLA
by Zeinabu Davis

Best Film In African Language 
The Missing God
by Ubaka Joseph Ugochukwu
Best Diaspora Short Film
Across the Tracks
by Michael Cooke

Best Documentary
The Fruitless Tree
by Aicha Macky

Best Achievement In Sound

Best Nigerian Film
by Stephanie Linus

Best Young Actor
Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge
Best Make Up
A Soldier's Story

Best Short Film
Meet The Parents

Best Visual Effects

Best Soundtrack

Best Screenplay
Tell Me Sweet Something

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