The 2021 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) took place at Marriot Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, November 28, hosted by comedians Funnybone and Chigurl.
The prestigious award ceremony which is known for its recognition and celebration of African talents, saw top names emerge with highly-coveted categories.
Notably, Nollywood divas Funke Akindele-Bello and Rita Dominic both lost the best actress category to their Ugandan colleague Joan Agaba for her performance in ‘Torture’.
It is also worthy to note that Chuko and Arie Esiri‘s film “Eyimofe” won five awards including Achievement in Editing, Achievement in Sound and Best director at the award ceremony
See the full winners list below:
Best Young/Promising Actor: Wilmah Munemera – “Shiana”
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Kelechi Udegbe – “Collision Course”
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Hazel Hinda – “Hairareb”
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Omar Abdi – “The Gravedigger’s Wife”
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Joan Agaba – “Stain”
Best Director: Chuko and Arie Esiri – “Eyimofe
Michael Anyiam-Osigwe Award for Best Film by a Nigerian Abroad: “Blackmail” – Obi Emelonye
Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African Language: “The Gravedigger’s Wife” – Khadar Ahmed
National Film and Video Censors Board for Best Nigerian Film: “Eyimofe” – Chuko and Arie Esiri
Best First Feature Film by a Director: “Eyimofe” – Chuko and Arie Esiri (Nigeria)
Best Film: “The Gravedigger’s Wife” – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia)
Efere Ozako Award for Best Short Film – “Meat” (Uganda)
Jubril Malafia award for Best Animation – “Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopsters” (Nigeria)
Best Documentary – “Softie” (Kenya)
Best Diaspora Short Film – “Three Leaves” (Haiti)
Best Diaspora Documentary – “African Redemption: The Life of Marcus Garvey” (USA/Jamaica)