Nana Obiri Yeboah’s “The Cursed Ones” Wins Big at 2016 African Movie Academy Awards | Full Winners Lists

Nana Obiri Yeboah’s “The Cursed Ones” Wins Big at 2016 African Movie Academy Awards | Full Winners Lists

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2016 African Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as #AMAA, which is fondly dubbed

‘The African Oscars’, are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film

industry, took place yesterday, Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Dr. Obi Wali’s Event Centre, Port-

Harcourt, Rivers State – Nigeria.

Ghanaian – UK based film director Nana Obiri Yeboah’s “The Cursed Ones” was able to win

three (3) awards out of the thirteen (13) nominations in this year’s edition. Nana Obiri Yeboah

and “The Cursed Ones” won Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best in Production

Design in Africa.

“The Cursed One”, is a film produced by Nicholas K. Lory of Zissou Productions, who again

produced “Nana Means Kings” and directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah. It was written by

Maximilian Claussen and inspired by the BAFTA winning 2009 documentary, Saving Africa's

Witch Children. The film was shot entirely on location in Ghana. The majority of the film was

shot in a single village in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

The film which starred the likes of Oris Erhuero, Ama K. Abebrese, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Joseph

Otsiman, Ophelia Dzidzornu , Akofa Edjeani Asiedu, Fred Amugi and Rama Brew.

“The Cursed One”, have screened on several screens in the world; Hackney Picturehouse in

London, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, the

Atlanta Film Festival,the Helsinki African Film Festival and many other places.

The film which was released in 2015, tells the story of a disillusioned reporter and an idealistic

assistant Pastor, who fight to save the lives of children accused of witchcraft, from the clutches

of a system of corruption and superstition in the heart of West Africa.

Congrats to Nana Obiri Yeboah and the Team!!

Check out full list of winners below.

BEST SHORT FILM      Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada

BEST ANIMATION      The Pencil – Burkina Faso

BEST DOCUMENTARY      The Fruitless Tree – Niger

BEST DIASPORA SHORT      Across The Track – USA

AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD      Lambadina –

Ethiopia/USA

BEST DIASPORA FEATURE      Ben & Ara – USA

BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY      Agents of Change

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN      Eye of the Storm

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN      The Cursed One – Ghana

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP      Soldiers Story

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK      O-Town – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS      Oshimiri – Nigeria

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY      The Cursed One – Ghana

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING      Hear me Move AMAA 2016 play  AMAA 2016

ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY      Tell me Something Sweet

BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE      Missing God – Nigeria

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE      Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm

BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE      Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Something Sweet

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE      Daniel K Daniel – Soldiers Story

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE      Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda Best

FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR      Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD      Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva

BEST FILM      Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso

BEST DIRECTOR      Nana Obiri -Yeboah – Ghana

BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR     Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry

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Source: Nana Kesese | www.nanakesse24.com

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