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Top Hollywood Sex Symbols for 2012 African Movie Academy Awards


Hollywood sex symbol Maya Gilbert is one of the top Hollywood stars expected to grace the red carpet of the 2012 AMAA in Lagos, Nigeria. She is famous for her roles in Harry's Law, The Good Life, Underwater (2012 and several movies and TV series.



Top Hollywood sex symbols of the silver screen are coming to add to the glitz and razzmatazz on the red carpet of the 8th African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) to be hosted by the popular African American actor Jimmy Jean-Louis of the Phatz Girls fame. The lineup include Lynn Whitfield, Maya Gilbert , Morris Chestnut and Rockmond Dunbar.


Jimmy Jean-Louis.


Morris L. Chestnut is well known for his roles as teenage father Ricky Baker in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, groom-to-be Lance Sullivan in the 1999 film The Best Man, as Tracy Reynolds, NBA star in the 2002 film Like Mike.

This year’s AMAA will be held outside Bayelsa State for the first time since it has now relocated to the mega city of Lagos, because the event has grown bigger and larger for former venue in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The venue for the star-studded event is the Expo Hall of the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites on the Victoria Island and the date is April 22.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT YELLOW CHILLI AND EKO HOTELS AND SUITES OR CALL THE TICKET HOT LINES 07090703887,08069517540.



Lynn Whitfield and her daughter Grace Gibson at the 7th annual Tribeca Film Festival for the movie “Tennessee” in NYC on 4/26. Lynn was a special guest of honour at the 2011 AFRIFF International Film Festival in Lagos. She has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and a NAACP Image Award for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO movie The Josephine Baker Story (1991). She also won NAACP Image awards for her work in Touched by an Angel (1998), A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Eve's Bayou (1997), The Planet of Junior Brown (2000), Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004), The Cheetah Girls (2003), Madea's Family Reunion (2006), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006) and other movies.


Rockmond Dunbar is famous for his outstanding roles as Kenny Chadway on the Showtime television drama series Soul Food, and as Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin on the FOX television drama series Prison Break.


Adesuwa, the epic movie by Lancelot Imaseun is the leading Nigerian movie with 10 nominations and tipped to win the AMAA 2012 for Best Nigerian Film.

AMAA 2012 will be the most competitive so far with 328 entries from across Africa, up from 220 entries in 2011. The AMAA's College of Screeners received 134 feature films, 88 short films, 57 documentaries and 6 animations. 43 of the entries came from Africans in the Diaspora, with the other entries coming from 23 countries across the continent. The host country Nigeria leads the others with 52 nominations, followed by South Africa with 45 nominations, Ghana has 17 nominations, Kenya has 14 nominations, Uganda has 5 nominations, Tanzania has 3 nominations and the remaining nominations shared by Algeria, Cameroon, Guinea, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe. South Africa’s film Otelo Burning leads in nominees (13), followed by another South African film How 2 Steal 2 Million (11) and Nigeria’s historical epic Adesuwa (10)., Ghana’s civil war film Somewhere in Africa (7), the Nigerian-South African film Man on Ground (7), and Kenya’s Rugged Priest (6).

Dr. Asantewa Olantunji, Director of Programming of the Pan African Film Festival heads the 2012 AMAA jury, which includes June Giavanni, Programmer for Planet Africa at The Toronto International Film Festival; Keith Shiri, Founder and film curator at the London festival, Africa at The Pictures; Dorothee Wenner, a curator at the Berlin Film Festival; Shaibu Husseini, an actor, dancer and The Nigerian Guardian arts journalist; Steve Ayorinde, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Mirror; Ayoko Babu, Executive Director of the Pan African Film Festival; Dr. Hyginus Ekwuazi, a film scholar and critic; and directors Berni Goldblat and John Akomfrah, OBE.

“Our theme this year is Africa Rising,” says founder Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.
“Africa’s economies are consistently growing faster than those of almost any other region of the world and our film industries are following suit. With the success of last year’s AMAA winner, Viva Riva!, all of a sudden there’s this great excitement about the potential of the African film industry, which is clearly demonstrated in this year’s diverse nominees.”

Buy your Tickets Online
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and Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island
or call the ticket hotlines on 07090703887, 08069517540.


AMAA 2012 BEST SHORT FILM

1. JAMAA - Uganda
2. Look Again - Kenya
3. Maffe Tiga - Guinea
4. Braids On Bald Head - Nigeria
5. Hidden Life - South Africa
6. Mwansa The Great - Zimbabwe
7. Chumo - Tanzania
8. The Young Smoker - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 BEST DOCUMENTARY
1. African Election - Nigeria / Germany
2. Beyond The Deadly Pit - Rwanda
3. Awa Ogbe An African Adventure - Algeria
4. Dear Mandela - South Africa
5. White & Black, Crime And Colour - Tanzania
6. The Niger Delta Struggle - Ghana
7. There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle - Nigeria
8. How Much Is Too Much - Kenya

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. Toussanat Louverture - France
2. Ghetta Life - Jamaica
3. High Chicago - Canada
4. Elza - Guadelupe
5. Better Must Come - Jamaica
6. Kinyanrwanda - USA

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. The Education Of Auma Obama - Germany
2. White Wash - USA
3. Almendron Mi Corazon - Guadeloupe
4. All Me The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert - USA


AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM)

1. John Doe - USA
2. White Sugar In A Black Pot - USA
3. The Lost One - USA

AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION
1. The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya
2. Oba - Nigeria
3. Climate Change Is Real - Kenya
4. Egu - Ghana
5. Chomoka - Kenya


AMAA 2012 BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

1. Mystery Of Birds - USA / Nigeria
2. Housemates - United Kingdom / Nigeria
3. Ben Kross - Italy / Nigeria
4. Paparezzi Eye In The Dark - USA / Nigeria / Ghana

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
2. Phone Swap - Nigeria
3. Otelo Burning - South Africa
4. Adesuwa - Nigeria
5. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa


AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. The Captain Of Nakara
2. Adesuwa - Nigeria
3. Rugged Priest - Kenya
4. Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
5. Queens Desire

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Rugged Priest - Kenya
2. State Research Bureau - Uganda
3. Adesuwa - Nigeria
4. Somewhere in Africa - Ghana
5. Shattered - Kenya


AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. Otelo Burning - South Africa
2. Alero’s Symphony - Nigeria
3. Adesuwa - Nigeria
4. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
5. Somewhere In Africa - Ghana

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
1. Behind The Mask
2. Somewhere In Africa - Ghana
3. Adesuwa - Nigeria
4. State Research Bureau - Uganda
5. Otelo Burning - South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. State Of Violence - South Africa
2. Otelo Burning - South Africa
3. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
4. Man On Ground - South Africa
5. Algiers Murder - South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
2. Otelo Burning - South Africa
3. Rugged Priest - Kenya
4. Masquerades - Ghana
5. Man On Ground - South Africa / Nigeria


AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Algiers Murder - South Africa
2. Man On Ground - South Africa / Nigeria
3. Unwanted Guest - Nigeria
4. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
5. Otelo Burning - South Africa
6. Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
1. Ties That Bind - Ghana
2. Mr & Mrs - Nigeria
3. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
4. Otelo Burning - South Africa
5. Unwanted Guest - Nigeria
6. Two Brides And A Baby - Nigeria

AMAA 2012 BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Unwanted Guest
2. Family On Fire
3. Alero’s Symphony
4. Adesuwa
5. Phone Swap


AMAA 2012 BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Chumo - Tanzania
2. State Of Violence - South Africa
3. Family On Fire - Nigeria
4. Otelo Burning - South Africa
5. Asoni - Cameroun

AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR
1. Rahim Junior Bande (Greg) - Behind The Mask
2. Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) - Otelo Burning
3. Reginna Danies (Jenny) - Bank Job
4. Benjamin Abemigisha and Racheal Nduhukire (Derick and Margaret) - JAMAA
5. Ayinla O Abdulaheem - ZR-7

AMAA 2012 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR
1. Neo Ntatleno (OJ) - State Of Violence
2. Ivie Okujaye (Alero) - Alero’s Symphony
3. Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) - Adesuwa
4. Martha Ankomah - Somewhere In Africa
5. Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba - Otelo Burning

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) - How To Steal 2 Million
2. Fano Mokoena - Man On Ground
3. Hafiz Oyetoro - Phone Swap
4. Okechukwu Uzoesi - Two Brides And A Baby
5. Godfrey Theobejane - 48
6. Lwanda Jawar - Rugged Priest


AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Terry Phetto - How To Steal 2 Million
2. Ebbe Bassey - Ties That Bind
3. Empress Njamah - Bank Job
4. Ngozi Ezeonu - Adesuwa
5. Thelma Okoduwa - Mr & Mrs
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde - Ties That Bind


AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Menzi Ngubane - How To Steal 2 Million
2. Majid Micheal - Somewhere In Africa
3. Chet Anekwe - Unwanted Guest
4. Jafta Mamabolo - Otelo Burning
5. Karabo Lance - 48
6. Wale Ojo - Phone Swap
7. Hakeem Kae-Kazim - Man On Ground

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Nse Ikpe Etim - Mr & Mrs
2. Yvonne Okoro - Single Six
3. Ama K. Abebrese - Ties That Bind
4. Rita Dominic - Shattered
5. Uche Jombo - Damage
6. Millicent Makheido - 48
7. Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai - Playing Warriors

AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR
1. Adesuwa - Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun
2. Ties That Bind - Leila Djansi
3. Rugged Priest - Bob Nyanja
4. How To Steal 2 Million - Charlie Vundla
5. State Of Violence - Khalo Matabane
6. Man On Ground - Akin Omotoso
7. Otelo Burning - Sara Bletcher

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM
1. State Of Violence - South Africa
2. Adesuwa - Nigeria
3. Otelo Burning - South Africa
4. Rugged Priest - Kenya
5. How To Steal 2 Million - South Africa
6. Ties That Bind - Ghana
7. Man On Ground - South Africa / Nigeria

Go to http://www.ama-awards.com/ for more details.


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