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Entertainment of Thursday, 1 October 2015


Ama Ampofo did not win an award at the 2015 AMAA

Ghanaian actress Ama Ampofo won nothing at the 2015 edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) though her name popped up on the list of winners published by some major Ghanaian online platforms.

The 11th edition of the AMAAs took place at the Broad Walk Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, over the weekend and was attended by a number of celebrated Africa movie celebrities. Among them were Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Lydia Forson, Chioma Akpota and a host of others.

Ghana didn’t pick a single award at the ceremony as the country’s nominees, Joselyn Dumas, Ama Ampofo and others, lost out to their African counterparts.

But Ama Ampofo was misled into thinking she won. She took to Instagram to celebrate her win but later deleted the post.

The AMAAs are presented annually to recognise excellence in Africa’s motion picture industry.

Below is the list of 2015 AMAAs winners:

Best Animation – The Legacies of Rubbies (Nigeria)

Best Child Actor – Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu

Best Nigerian Film – October 1 (Nigeria)

Best Documentary – Egypt Modern Pharaohs

Best Diaspora – Supremacy (USA)

Best Short Film – Twaaga – Burkina Faso

Best Film/Picture – Timbuktu – Mauritania

Best Film By An African Living Abroad – Fevers (Morocco)

Best Visual Effect – INumber Number

Winner For Achievement In Make-up – Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

Winner For Achievement In Costume Design – October 1 – Nigeria

Achievement In Sound – Lobraz Kaan (Mauritius)

Best Achievement In Soundtrack – Triangle Going to America (Ethiopia)

Achievement In Editing – Timbuktu

Best Comedy Film – 30 Days in Atlanta – Nigeria

Achievement In Screenplay – Le President – Cameroon

Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Samson Tadese (Triangle Going to America, Ethiopia)

Best Promising Actor – Joint Award: Kemi Lala Akindoju (Dazzling Mirage) and Hassan Spike (Boda Boda Thieves)

Best Act In A Supporting Role – Hilda Dokubo (Nigeria)

Best Actress In A Leading Role – Njinga, Queen of Angola

Best Actor In A Leading Role – Sadiq Daba

Best First Feature Film By A Director– Destiny Ekaragha – Gone Too Far

Special Jury Prize – Le President (Cameroon) and Triangle: Going to America (Ethiopia)

Life Achievement Award – Tony Vander Heyden (Movie Director/Producer)

Posthumous Award – Oronto Douglas