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By staff writer

Ugandan made film with Disney World, Queen of Katwe, a biographical movie about our own chess elite, Phiona Mutesi, has scooped in 7 nominations in the prestigious 2017 Africa AMAA Awards.

The 7 categories included the likes of Achievement in Production Design, Achievement in Costume Design, Achievement in Visual Effects etc.

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures,The 2016 motion picture features Kenya’s Oscar AWARD WINNER,  Lupita Nyong’o. Our own two Ugandans; Samuel Kizito and Daniel Mugerwa, have been nominated in the category of Award for Best First Feature Film.

AMA awards aim at “recognizing excellence of professionals in the film industry.”

See the full list of nominees at AMAA 2017:

1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Bout – Nigeria

on Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA

A Place for Myself – Rwanda

Silence – Nigeria

Kieza – Angola

Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK

Marabout – Senegal

A Place in the Plane – Senegal

2. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

Black Barbie – Ghana

Got Flowers – Nigeria

Gyrow – Nigeria

Pull – Nigeria

3. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1, Legacy of the Hills – Mali

2. Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria

3. House in the Field – Morocco

4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire

5. House of Nwapa – Nigeria

6. Mama Colonel – DRC

7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon

8. La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger

4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Logun Ofe – Nigeria

2. Call Me Thief – South Africa

3. Félicité – Senegal

4. Vaya – South Africa

5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

1. Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada

2. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden

3. Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA

4. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada

5. Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA

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6. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Kbela – Brazil

2. Ca$h Out – USA

3. The Tale of Four – Curacao

4. 90 Days – USA

7. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France

2. 13th – USA

3. Les heritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)

4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA

8. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe

2. Fences – USA

3. Birth of a Nation – USA

4. Double play – Curacao

5. Moonlight – USA

AMAA 2017 special jury award for best actress in the diaspora

AMAA special jury award for best actror in the diaspora

AMAA 2017 special jury award for best director in the diaspora

12. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Call Me Thief – South Africa

Félicité- Senegal

76 – Nigeria

Queen of Katwe – Uganda

The Last of Us- Tunisia

13. AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Queen of Katwe- Uganda

Ayamma- Nigeria

Keteke – Ghana

The Last Of Us – Tunisia

Logun Ofe – Nigeria

14. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Dora’s Peace – South Africa

Oloibiri – Nigeria

Ayamma- Nigeria

The Last of Us – Tunisia

Slow Country- Nigeria

15. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Vaya – South Africa

93 Days- Nigeria

A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco

76 – Nigeria

Félicité – Senegal

While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden

16. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Wulu – Mali

Oloibiri- Nigeria

Whale Caller – South Africa

Queen of Katwe – Uganda

Slow Country – Nigeria

17. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

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93 Days – Nigeria

Félicité – Senegal

Vaya – South Africa

Wulu- Mali

Dora’s Peace – South Africa

18. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

the Last of Us – Tunisia

the Whale Caller – South Africa

Félicité- Senegal

Vaya- South Africa

a Mile in My Shoes – Morocco

19. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Call Me Thief- South Africa

Vaya – South Africa

While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden

CEO – Nigeria

Félicité- Senegal

20. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

Oloibiri – Nigeria

Dora’s Peace- South Africa

Félicité – Senegal

While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden

Vaya – South Africa

21. AMAA 2017- LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Green White Green

93 Days

CEO

76

Ayamma

Oloibiri

22. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace

Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe

Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya

Austin Rose – Call Me Thief

Adam Kanyama- While We Live

23. TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

1. Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa

2. Three Wise Men – Nigeria

3. Keteke – Ghana

4. A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria

24. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Adonijah Owiriwa – 76

Warren Matsimola – Vaya

Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

Papi Mpaka – Félicité

Richard Seruwazi – While We Live

Majid Michel – Slow Country

25. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Inna Moja – Wulu

Theresa Edem – Ayamma

Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri

Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya

Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days

Angelique Kidjo – CEO

26. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country

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Ibrahim Koma – Wulu

Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri

Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes

David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe

Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief

Ramsey Noah – 76

Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us

27. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Vero Tshanda – Félicité

Lydia Forson – Keteke

Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe

Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days

Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live

Rita Dominic – 76

Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace

Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya

28. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Happiness is a Four Letter Word -Thabang Molaya- South Africa

Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria

Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali

Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda

The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia

Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda

29. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu

Steve Gukas – 93 Days

Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe

Izu Ojukwu – 76

Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief

Akin Omotosho – Vaya

Alain Gomis – Félicité

Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us

Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

30. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Last Of Us – Tunisia

A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco

76 – Nigeria

Vaya- South Africa

93 Days – Nigeria

Queen of Katwe – Uganda

Félicité – Senegal

Wulu – Mali

Call Me Thief – South Africa

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