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'Knuckle City', 'The Milkmaid' lead AMAA 2020 nominations [Full List]

AMAA's anticipated 2020 nominees list is finally here!

AMAA nominations list was announced on November 30, 2020 [Instagram/@Amaawards_]

AMAA jury president, Steve Ayorinde announced the list in a broadcast message shared on AMAA's social media platforms on Monday, November 30, 2020 ahead of the virtual show billed for December 20, 2020.

This year's list spots strong contenders across Africa with South Africa's 'Knuckle City' directed by Jahmil X.T Quebeka, leading with 12 nominations including the Best film, Best Actor and Best Director categories.

Nigeria's 'The Milkmaid' directed by Desmond Ovbiagele follows with eight nominations and Akin Omotoso's 'The Ghost and The House of Truth' with seven.

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AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Ghost and the House of Truth

Fisherman’s Diary

Knuckle City

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The Milkmaid

40 Sticks

Desrances

This is Not A Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Gold Coast Lounge

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AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Akin Omotoso – The Ghost and House of Truth

Enah Johnscott – A Fisherman’s Diary

Jahmil X.T Quebeka- Knuckle City

Desmond Ovbiagele- The Milkmaid

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Victor Gatonye- 40 Sticks

Appoline Traore – Desrances

Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese – This is Not A Burial, It’s a resurrection

Pascal Aka – Gold Coast Lounge

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

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Jimmy Jean-Louis – Desrances

Gabriel Afolayan – Coming From Insanity

Kang Quintus – Fisherman’s Diary

Bongile Mantsai – Knuckle City

Alphonse Menyo – Gold Coast Lounge

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Eyinna Nwigwe – Badamasi

Robert Agengo/Mwaura Bilal/Andreo Kamau/ Xavier Ywawa – 40 Sticks

Darrin Dewitt Henson – Zulu Wedding

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Joselyn Dumas – Cold Feet

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Mary Twala Mhlongo – This is Not A Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Stella Damasus – Between

Meg Otanwa – For Maria: Ebun Pataki

Zenobia Kloppers – Fiela’s Child

Elvina Ibru – The Bling Lagosian

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Girley Jazama – The White Line

Kelly Khumalo – Zulu Wedding

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Arabrun Nyyeneque – 40 Sticks

Adjatey Annang- Gold Ghost Lounge

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Narcissus Afeli – Desrances

Cosson Chinepoh – Fisherman’s Diary

Ramsey Noah Jnr – Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Maryam Booth – The Milkmaid

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Chairmaine Mujeri – Mirage

Linda Ejiofor – 4th Republic

Ndano Tramanse – Fisherman’s Diary

Tina Mba – The Set Up

Faniswa Yisa – Knuckle City

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Evelyne Juhen – Desrances

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Faith Fidel – Fisherman’s Diary

Naomi Nemlin – Desrances

Chimezie Imo – Nimbe

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Swanky JKA – Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

Wayne Smith – Fiela’s Child

Cina Soul – Gold Coast Lounge

Anthonieta Kalunta – The Milkmaid

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

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Coming From Insanity – Akinyemi Sebastine Akinropo

Living in Bondage – Ramsey Noah Jnr.

Bling Lagosian – Bolanle Austen- Peters

For Maria: Ebun Pataki – Damilola E. Orimogunje

The Zulu Wedding – Lineo Sekeleoana

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A Taste of Our Land -–Yuhi Amuli –

Mirage – Malaika Mushandu

The White Line – Desire Kahikapo

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

January 15, 1970: Untold memoir of the Biafran war- Nigeria

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Journey to Kenya – Sudan

No gold for kalsaka – B/Faso

Days of Cannibalism – South Africa

Finding Sally – Ethiopia/Canada

The letter – Kenya

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Becoming Black- Togo/Germany

Influence – South Africa

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Baxu & the Giant –Namibia

Songs About My Mother – South Africa

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Idi Amin’s Boat – Uganda

Yahoo – Nigeria

SEMA (Speak Out) – DRC

The letter reader – South Africa

A Canvas for a Visa – Senegal

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After the War – Egypt

JUBRIL MALAFIA AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

From Here To Timbuktu – Kenya

Malaika (The Warrior Queen) – Nigeria/USA

A Special Gift – Mozambique

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The legend of Lwanda Magere – Kenya

FTFO – Nigeria

Sankofa – Cote D’Voire

I am leaving In Ghana Get Me Out of Here – Ghana

A Gugie Day – Nigeria

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AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

Boxed – USA

June 14 – USA

Egun – Brazil

Brick By Brick – USA

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AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

Once In Hundred Years – USA

Revolution From Afar – USA

Meeting My Father – France

Becoming Black – Germany

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If Objects Could Speak – Germany

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

Aiyai: Wrathful Soul – Australia

Lola – USA

A day With Jerusa – Brazil

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Black and Blue – USA

Joseph – Barbados

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

Eagles Nest – Olivier Assoua

Two Weeks in Lagos – Kathryn Fasegha

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Idemuza – Olaoye Amoke

Between – Daniel Adenimokan

No Shades – Claire Ayiam Osigwe

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Milk Maid – Nigeria

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Knuckle City – South Africa

This is Not A Burial…it’s a Resurrection – Lesotho

Fiela’s Child – South Africa

The White Line – Namibia

AMAA 2020 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

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This is Not A Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Heroes of Africa; Tette Quarshie

The White Line

Ibi (The Birth)

Foreigner’s God

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AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Knuckle City

Ratnik

The Milkmaid

1929

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Heroes of Africa; Tette Quarshie

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Fisherman’s Diary

Coming from Insanity

Zulu Wedding

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Gold Coast Lounge

For Maria: Ebun Pataki

Walking with Shadows

Living in Bondage

Mirage

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AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Heroes of Africa; Tette Quarshie

Desrances

Knuckle City

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

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Badamasi

Ratnik

Foreigner’s God

A Taste of Our Land

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

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Fiela’s Child

Knuckle City

Children of The Storm

The Ghost and House of Truth

For Maria: Ebun Pataki

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40 Sticks

Desrances

Gold Coast Lounge

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Ratnik

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Knuckle City

Zulu Wedding

Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

This is Not A Burial, It’s a resurrection

Foreigner’s God

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Gold Coast Lounge

The Ghost and the House of Truth

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Ghost and House of Truth

A Fisherman’s Diary

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Knuckle City

The Milkmaid

40 Sticks

Desrances

This is Not A Burial, It’s a resurrection

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Gold Coast Lounge

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

The Ghost and House of Truth

Knuckle City

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40 Sticks

Desrances

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

For Maria: Ebun Pataki

The White line

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4th Republic

Fisherman’s Diary

Knuckle City

40 Sticks

Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

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3 Days To Go

AMAA 2020- NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO CENSORS BOARD (NFVCB) AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Cold Feet

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

4th Republic

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For Maria: Ebun Pataki

The Bling Lagosian

Coming From Insanity

The Ghost and The House of Truth

The Milkmaid

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