In Bayelsa, Viva Riva Rules

In ANYTHING on March 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

The last week of March was a celebration for the seventh Annual African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, climaxing in the award ceremony at the Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The night was dominated by Viva Riva which won six awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Congo’s Djo Tunda Wa Munga. It also won supporting acting awards for actress Marlene Longage and actor Hoji Fortuna, as well as cinematography and production design awards. Viva Riva had led the nominations with a total of twelve.

Sinking Sands picked up three awards, with Amake Abebrese winning Best Actress Award to go with prizes for its screenplay and make-up. The other two multiple award-winners were Izulu Lami which won Best Film In African Language and for which three actors shared the Best Child Actor Award. Aramotu won Best Nigerian Film and Best Costume Design.

The Best Actor Award went to Themba Ndaba for his role in Hopeville. The Best Young Actor was Edward Kagutuzi for Mirror Boy. A Special Jury Award was given to Shirley Adams from South Africa. It was also the winner of Best Achievement In Sound.



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