Organisers of the African Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria recently announced the nominees for the AMAA 2022 edition. Ghana’s feature film: “Borga” and South Africa’s “Surviving Gaza” lead the Awards nominations with 14 nominations each.
The organisers have revealed that the two films got nominated in 14 different categories out of the AMAAs’ 26 categories.
Dr Shaibu Husseini revealed this to the media on behalf of the president of AMAA Jury 2022 at a media event.
The event, which had the founder and CEO of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, in attendance, was held at the Radisson Hotel in Ikeja, GRA, Lagos.
Also nominated is Tanzania’s “Tug of war”, with 12 nominations, while Nigeria’s “Man of God” and Uganda’s “Tembele” packed nominations in nine different categories.
Nigeria’s “Jolly Roger” also followed with nominations in eight different categories, while “Swallow” by Kunle Afolayan received seven nominations.
Other top contenders at the AMAA 2022 include: “A song from the dark” and “Angeliena,” with six nominations; “Ayaanle”, “Almajiri”, and “Road to my father’s compound” with five different categories, while “Alaise”, “Money miss road” and “Underbelly” earned three nominations each and “Skin like mine” and “Ba Ni” had two nominations each.
At the event, Anyiam-Osigwe announced that the 2022 AMAA would hold in Lagos, Nigeria, amid pomp and glee.
Filmmakers and executives noted that AMAA isn’t a popular voting film and movie award ceremony but an awards ceremony strategically created to reward and celebrate professionalism in film and filmmaking across all spectrums.