Ghana failed to pick up a single laurel at the just-ended African Movie Academy Awards 2017 which came off at the Eko Hotels and Suits – Nigeria.

Lydia Forson, Akosua Adoma Owusu, and Majid Michel  all lost out in their respective categories .

The African giant it has proven to be over several decades, Nigeria earned as many as 8 awards at the event. Senegal and South Africa joined the country as the most decorated on the night.

DRC, Mali, Tunisia, Senegal, Uganda, and Burkina Faso also picked up laurels on the night.


See the full list of winners below:

Best short film: A Place For Myself (Rwanda) & A Place In the Plane (Senegal)

Best animation: Got Flowers (Nigeria)

Best documentary: Mama Colonel (DRC)

Best film in an African language: Felicite? (Senegal)

Best film by an African living abroad: While We Live (Burkina Faso/Sweden)

Best diaspora short: 90 Days (US) & Kbela? (Brazil)

Achievement in production design: ’76? (Nigeria)

Achievement in costume: Queen of Katwe (Uganda)

Achievement in makeup: Oloibiri (Nigeria)

Best production: ’76 (Nigeria)

Best soundtrack: Felicitè (Senegal)

Achievement in sound: Vaya (South Africa)

Achievement in cinematography: The Last Of Us (Tunisia)

Achievement in editing: Felicitè (Senegal)

Achievement in screenplay: Vaya (South Africa)

Lagos state award for best Nigerian film: ’76 (Nigeria)

Best young/promising actor: Medina Molanga (Queen of Katwe)

Tony Elumelu award for best comedy: 3 Wise Men (Nigeria)

Best actress in a supporting role: Angelique Kidjo (CEO: Nigeria)

Best actor in a supporting role: Papi Mpaka (Felicitè: Senegal)

AMAA lifetime achievement award: Nkem Owoh (Nigeria)

Best actress in a leading role: Vero Tshanda (Felicitè: Senegal)

Best actor in a leading role: Jahwar Soudani (The Last of Us: Tunisia)

Best first feature film by a director: Daouda Coulibaly (Wulu: Mali)

Best director: Akin Omotosho (Vaya: South Africa)

Best film: Felicitè (Senegal)

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