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The 2012 African Movie Academy Awards took place at the Prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites on April 22nd. Hollywood stars who graced the award ceremony in Lagos are Morris Chestnut, Lynn Whitfield, Maya Gilbert and Rockmond Dumbar. Rockmund Dumbar also revealed to everyone at the award ceremony that he traced his lineage and he discovered he is from Africa, Nigeria and he is Yoruba.

The event was hosted by Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nigerian Actor O.C. Ukeje. Music performers included Yinka Davies, Asa, EDGE, Philea from Senegal and 2Face.
The big winner of the night was Charlie Vundla’s How To Steal 2 Million with five awards. It picked won for Best Film, Best Director, Supporting Actor (Rapuldna Seiphemo), Supporting Actress (Terry Phetto) and Editing. Majid Michael Ghana, won Best Lead Actor (Somewhere in Africa)  and Rita Dominic Nigeria, won Best Lead Actress (Shattered).

Here is the Full Winners List:
Short film – Braids on a bald head (Nigeria)

Best documentary – African Election (Nigeria/Germany)

Best diaspora feature – Toussaint Louverture (France)


Best Documentary in Diaspora – The Education of Auma Obama (Germany)

Best Diaspora (Short Film) – White sugar in a black pot

Best Animation – The Legend of Ngog Hills

Best film by an African Living Abroad – Mystery of Birds

Achievement in Production Design – Phone Swap (Pat Nebo)


Achievement in Costume Design – Adesuwa (Iyen Agbonifo)

Achievement in Make-up – Shattered (Sarah Wanjiru)

Achievement in Soundtrack – Alero’s Symphony (Faze)

Achievement in Visual Effects – Adesuwa (Victor Ehi-Amedu)

Achievement in Sound – State of Violence (South Africa Jim Petrack)


Achievement in Cinematography – Otel Burning (Lance Gewer)

Achievement in Editing – How to steal 2 million (Mick Audsley)

Achievement in Screenplay – Ties that bind (Ghana)

Best Nigeria Film – Adesuwa (Lancelot Imasuen Nigeria)

Best Movie – How to steal 2 million


Best Lead Actor – Majid Michael (Somewhere in Africa, Ghana)

Best Lead Actress – Rita Dominic (Shattered, Nigeria)

Best Film in an African Language – State of Violence (DV8 Films)

Best Child Actor – Tsehepang Mohlomi (Ntwe, Otelo Burning, South Africa)

Best Young/Promising Actor – Ivie Okujaye (Alero’s Symphony)


Best Actor in a supporting role – Fano Mokoena (Man on ground)

Best Actress in a supporting role – Terry Pheto (How to steal 2 Million)

Best Director – How To Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla

AMAA 2012 Special Jury Prize –  Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria

SOURCE: Olorisupergal

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