The Africa Movie Awards (AMAA) has officially announced its nominees for the 2022 edition of the awards.

The award show will be held in Lagos on the October 30, 2022, and aims to recognize and celebrate the visual and storytelling creative industry.

Speaking at a media event on Wednesday, Anyiam-Osigwe indicated that “AMAA isn’t a popular voting film and movie award ceremony.”

“It is an award ceremony strategically created to reward and celebrate professionalism in film and filmmaking across all spectra” she added.

The nominations for this year were obtained from a total of 362 entries which were shortlisted to 100 films after screening. The organizers also revealed that Nigerian movies dominated the total number of submissions accounting for 47% of the feature films and 50% of the short film submitted this year.

The migrant-drama ‘Borga’ is nominated in 14 out of the 26 categories. It leads the pack in a tie with South African feature film ‘Surviving Gaza’.

The most nominations a Ghanaian film has had at the awards would be in 2016 with Nana Obri Yeboah’s ‘The Cursed Ones’.

‘Borga’ is also in contention for the most sought after and highlight competitive ‘Award for Best Film’ category.

Young Ghanaian filmmaker Benedict Yeboah also landed a total of 5 nominations with his feature film debut ‘The Road to my Father’s Compound’ bringing Ghana’s total to 19 nominations at the AMAA’s this year. The nominations for ‘The Road to my Father’s Compond’ include ‘BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY’, ‘AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY’ as well as ‘AWARD FOR FIRST FEATURE BY A DIRECTOR’

The AMAA’s since its inception in 2005 is generally considered to be Africa’s most important film event and the most prestigious film awards in Africa.

Other top contenders at the AMAA 2022 include ‘A song from the dark’ and ‘Angelina’ with six nominations, with six nominations, ‘Ayaanle,’ and ‘Almajiri,’ had nominations in five different categories, while ‘Alaise,’ ‘Money miss road,’ and ‘Underbelly earned three different nominations each and ‘Skin like mine,’ and ‘Ba Ni,’ had two nominations each.

You can ready GhMoviefreak’s review for ‘Borga’ here and ‘Road to My father’s Compound’ here.      

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1. Enroute -Burkina Faso

2. Al-Sit -Sudan

3. Astel -Senegal

4. A Lisbon Affair- Angola

5. Mamadou – Equatorial Guinea

6. Houminvi – Benin

7. Men-tally- Nigeria

8. Tender Threads – Morocco

JUBRIL MALAIFIA AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1. On the Surface – Iceland

2. Opal – Martinique

3. Kenda – Cote D’Ivoire

4. No Way Out – Uganda

5. Skin Like Mine –USA

6. PTD – Nigeria

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Taamaden – Mali

2. No Simple Way Home -Sudan

3. The Last Shelter – Mali

4. No U Turn – Nigeria

5. Transaction – Zimbabwe

6. Lobola, a Bride’s True Price? – South Africa

7. Africa Moot – South Africa

8. When a Farm Goes Aflame – Nigeria/Germany

AMAA 2022 OUSMANE SEMBENE AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Borga – Ghana

2. Tug of War – Tanzania

3. Tembele – Uganda

4. Surviving Gaza – South Africa

5. Alaise – Nigeria

6. Medicine Man – Kenya

AMAA 2022 MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN-BORN DIRECTOR LIVING ABROAD

1. Tope Oshin – Here Love Lies

2. Obi Emelonye – Money Miss Road

3. York Fabian Raabe- Borga

4. Ogo Okpue – A song From the Dark

5. Robert Peters – The Scar

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT FILM

1. Contraband – USA

2. Slow Pulse – USA

3. Skin Like Mine – USA

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. The Rumba King – Peru

2. Wade in the Water – USA

3. The Sun Rises in the East – USA

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

1. Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story – USA

2. The Sleeping Negro – USA

3. Not To Forget – USA

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. Tug Of War

2. Underbelly

3. Surviving Gaza

4. Borga

5. Swallow

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. Swallow

2. Underbelly

3. Tug of War

4. Tembele

5. Man of God

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1. Jolly Roger

2. A Song From The Dark

3. Surviving Gaza

4. Underbelly

5. Angeliena

AMAA 2022 BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. Tembele

2. Ayaanle

3. Man of God

4. Surviving Gaza

5. Tug of War

6. Almajiri

AMAA 2022 BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

1. Koi-Koi: the Myth

2. Tug of War

3. Borga

4. Tinka’s Story

5. Surviving Gaza

6. Alaise

AMAA 2022 BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. The Wave

2. Surviving Gaza

3. Swallow

4. Tug of War

5. Borga

6. Tembele

AMAA 2022 BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. Tug of War

2. Tembele

3. Ayaanle

4. Surviving Gaza

5. Borga

6. Road To My Father’s Compound

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Jolly Roger

2. Angeliena

3. Tug of War

4. Borga

5. Almajiri

6. Man of God

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY

1. Road to My Father’s Compound

2. Surviving Gaza

3. Jolly Roger

4. Tug of War

5. Borga

6. Tembele

AMAA 2022 NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO CENSORS BOARD (NFVB) AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

1. Man of God

2. Alaise

3. Swallow

4. Jolly Roger

5. Almajiri

6. Money Miss Road

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/PROMISING ACTOR

1. Emmanuel Afffadzi – Borga

2. Kebirungi Agnes Knight – Tinka’s Story

3. Amina Mohammed – Ayaanle

4. Maryam Waziri Salihu – Almajiri

5. Samke Makhaba – Surviving Gaza

6. Emmanuel Kuye – Ba Ni (Mud Clan)

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Aphiwe Mkefe – Surviving Gaza

2. Wale Ojo – A Song from the dark

3. Adjetey Annag – Borga

4. Tshamano Sebe – Angeliene

5. Toyin Osinaike – Jolly Roger

6. Segun Arinze – Almajiri

7. Josh2Funny – Money Miss Road

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Lydia Forson – Borga

2. Samke Makhoba Surviving Gaza

3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Swallow

4. Siti Amina -Tug of War

5. Maryam S Wazari – Ba Ni (Mud Clan)

6. Dorcas Shola Fapson – Man of God

7. Nse Ikpe Etim – A Song From The Dark

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Patrick Nkakalukanyi -Tembele

2. Daniel Etim Effiong – Jolly Roger

3. Gudrun Colombus Mwanyika – Tug of War

4. Botlhale Mahlangu – Surviving Gaza

5. Eugene Boateng – Borga

6. Deyemi Okanlanwo – Swallow

7. Akah Nnani- Man of God

8. Aaron Adatsi – Road to My Father’s compound

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Euodia Samson – Angeliena

2. Bless Fortune – Road to My Fathers Compound

3. Osas Ighodaro – Man of God

4. Ronah Ninsiima – Tembele

5. Ikhlas Gafur Vora – Tug of War

6. Vanessa Vanderpuye – A song from the dark

7. Nanfuna Sharon – The Wave

8. Eniola Akinbo – Swallow

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR FIRST FEATURE BY A DIRECTOR

1. Uga Carlini – Angeliena

2. York Fabian Raabe – Borga

3. Ogo Okpue – A Song From The Dark

4. Benedict Yeboah – Road to My Father’s Compound

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

1. Amil Sivji –Tug of War

2. York-Fabian Raabe – Borga

3. Bolanle Austen- Peters – Man of God

4. Vusi’Africa Sindane – Surviving Gaza

5. Uga Carlini – Angeliena

6. Walter Banger – Jolly Roger

7. Ahmed Farah – Ayaanle

8. Morris Mugisha – Tembele

AMAA 2022 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

1. Ayaanle – Somalia

2. Jolly Roger – Nigeria

3. Borga – Ghana

4. Angeliena – South Africa

5. Tug of War – Tanzania

6. Man of God – Nigeria

7. Surviving Gaza – South Africa

8. Tembele – Uganda

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