Lydia Forson up for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” @ AMAA 2017

For her role in Peter Sedufia’s Keteke, Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has secured for herself a nomination at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards  (AMAA) for the prize of...

For her role in Peter Sedufia’s Keteke, Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has secured for herself a nomination at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards  (AMAA) for the prize of Best Actress in a Leading Role.

She contests respected counterparts from across the continent as Vero Tshanda, Lupita Nyong’o, Bimbo Akintola, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Rita Dominic, Khabonina Quebec, and Zimkhitha Nyoka.

An OldFilm production, Ketete was also nominated in the Best Comedy and Costume Design categories at the awards, and also stars esteemed Ghanaian faces Adjetey Anang, Fred Amugu among others.

Also a writer, producer, and activist, Lydia Forson is also popular for her roles in She’s perhaps best-known for her roles in Perfect Picture (2009) – Supporting Role A Sting in a Tale (2009) Masquerades (2011), Phone Swap (2012), Kamara’s Tree (2013) South African series “Scandal” (2013), and A Letter From Adam (2014).

 

See the full list of nominees at AMAA 2017:

1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Bout – Nigeria
On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
A Place for Myself – Rwanda
Silence – Nigeria
Kieza – Angola
Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK
Marabout – Senegal
A Place in the Plane – Senegal

2. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

Black Barbie – Ghana
Got Flowers – Nigeria
Gyrow – Nigeria
Pull – Nigeria

3. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1, Legacy Of The Hills – Mali
2. Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
3. House in the Field – Morocco
4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
5. House of Nwapa – Nigeria
6. Mama Colonel – DRC
7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
8. La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger
4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Logun Ofe – Nigeria
2. Call Me Thief – South Africa
3. Félicité – Senegal
4. Vaya – South Africa

5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

1. Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada
2. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
3. Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA
4. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
5. Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA

6. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Kbela – Brazil
2. Ca$h Out – USA
3. The Tale of Four – Curacao
4. 90 Days – USA

7. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France
2. 13th – USA
3. Les heritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)
4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA

8. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe
2. Fences – USA
3. Birth of a Nation – USA
4. Double play – Curacao
5. Moonlight – USA

AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN THE DIASPORA
AMAA SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTROR IN THE DIASPORA

AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR IN THE DIASPORA

12. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Call Me Thief – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
76 – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
The Last of Us- Tunisia

13. AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Queen of Katwe- Uganda
Ayamma- Nigeria
Keteke – Ghana
The Last Of Us – Tunisia
Logun Ofe – Nigeria

14. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Dora’s Peace – South Africa
Oloibiri – Nigeria
Ayamma- Nigeria
The Last of Us – Tunisia
Slow Country- Nigeria

15. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Vaya – South Africa
93 Days- Nigeria
A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
16. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Wulu – Mali
Oloibiri- Nigeria
Whale Caller – South Africa
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Slow Country – Nigeria

17. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

93 Days – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
Vaya – South Africa
Wulu- Mali
Dora’s Peace – South Africa

18. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Last of Us – Tunisia
The Whale Caller – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
Vaya- South Africa
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco

19. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Call Me Thief- South Africa
Vaya – South Africa
While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
CEO – Nigeria
Félicité- Senegal

20. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
Oloibiri – Nigeria
Dora’s Peace- South Africa
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
Vaya – South Africa

21. AMAA 2017- LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Green White Green
93 Days
CEO
76
Ayamma
Oloibiri

22. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace
Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe
Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
Austin Rose – Call Me Thief
Adam Kanyama– While We Live

23. TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

1. Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa
2. Three Wise Men – Nigeria
3. Keteke – Ghana
4. A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria

24. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
Warren Matsimola – Vaya
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Papi Mpaka – Félicité
Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
Majid Michel – Slow Country

25. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Inna Moja – Wulu
Theresa Edem – Ayamma
Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
Angelique Kidjo – CEO

26. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
Ramsey Noah – 76
Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us

27. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Vero Tshanda – Félicité
Lydia Forson – Keteke
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
Rita Dominic – 76
Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya
28. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Happiness is a Four Letter Word –Thabang Molaya- South Africa
Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria
Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali
Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda
The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia
Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda

29. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
Steve Gukas – 93 Days
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
Akin Omotosho – Vaya
Alain Gomis – Félicité
Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

30. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Last Of Us – Tunisia
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Vaya- South Africa
93 Days – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Félicité – Senegal
Wulu – Mali
Call Me Thief – South Africa

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