PH Hosts Amaa 2016 Edition ’Morrow

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AMP Chairman, Lawson Young Arny and other guests watching as High Chief Ateke Tom cuts his Birthday cake at his residence in Okochiri, Okirika

Port Harcourt, the Riv
ers State capital is now set to host this year’s prestigious awards ceremony, the African Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA. The AMAA Awards are presented annually to recognise excellence of professionals in the film industry. It was founded by peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy. The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture.
The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world. The AMAA awards are widely considered to be Africa’s most film event and the most prestigious film award in Africa. The 2016 ceremony is scheduled to hold in June 2016 and will take place at the Obi Wali international Centre, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
AMAA has approximately 26 award categories which include:
1.    Best Short Film
2.    Best Documentary
3.    Best diaspora feature
4.    Best Diaspora Documentary
5.    Best Animation
6.    Achievement in Production Design
7.    Achievement in Costume Design
8.    Achievement in Make-up
9.    Achievement in Soundtrack
10.    Achievement in visual effects
11.    Achievement in Sound
12.    Achievement in Cinematography
13.    Achievement in Editing
14.    Best film by an African living Abroad
15.    Best Actor in a Leading Role
16.    Best Actress in a Leading Role
17.    Best First Feature Film by a Director
18.    Best Diaspora Short Film
19.    Achievement in Screen Play
20.    Best Nigerian Film
21.    Best Film in an African language
22.    Most Promising Actor
23.    Best Child Actor
24.    Best actor in a supporting role
25.    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
26.    Best Director
27.    Best Film