Nigerian movies top 2017 AMAA nomination list

18 May 2017

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African Movie Academy Awards announces nomination for 12th edition. Nollywood movies got the highest number of nominations on the list for the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). The list was unveiled by the AMAA jury on Sunday. The President of the Jury, Bernie Goldblat, announced the nominees at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.

Out of the total of 136, Nigerian movies got 43 nominations in the general competitive categories. Meanwhile ‘93 Days’ got the highest nominations in 7 categories.

The nominations it earned include: Award For Best Nigerian Film, Award For Achievement in Soundtrack, Award For Achievement in Sound, Award For Best Film, Award For Best Director.

Others are Award For Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Award For Best Actress in a Leading Role, which features Bimbo Akintola It also got nomination for the coveted “Award for Best Film” award.

‘93 Days’ is a 2016 Nigerian drama thriller movie, jointly produced by Native FilmWorks, Michel Angelo Production and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production.

It was directed Steve Gukas, and it stars veteran Nollywood actors Bimbo Akintola, Danny Clover and Bob Manuel with joint-production through Native FilmWorks, Michel Angelo Production and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production.

The story of ‘93 Days’ centres on the sacrifices made by men and women who risked their lives to make sure the Ebola virus was contained. It was also dedicated to Ameyo Adadevoh, a Nigerian physician who played a key role in the containment of Ebola in Nigeria.
Source: Premium Times