‘The Milkmaid‘, a film by Desmond Ovbiagele, a Nigerian movie producer, has continued its impressive run by winning five out of eight nominations at the 2020 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). 

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At the virtual event on Sunday, ‘The Milkmaid’ emerged winner in the ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Film in an African Language’, ‘Achievement in Makeup’, as well as the ‘The National Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Award For Best Nigerian Film’ categories respectively.

‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’, a 2019 Mosotho drama film directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, occupied the second spot on the medals table with four wins including ‘Achievement in Cinematography’ category.

Ramsey Nouah won the ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ category, for his role in ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’, while Maryam Booth snagged the gong for the ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ category, for her role in ‘The Milkmaid’.

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In an interview with TheCable Lifestyle, Ovbiagele said ‘The Milkmaid’ was shot to give a clearer picture of the psychological ordeals of victims of insurgency in northern Nigeria.

Below is the full list of winners:

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

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The Ghost and the House of Truth

Fisherman’s Diary

Knuckle City

The Milkmaid (WINNER)

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40 Sticks

Desrances

This is Not A Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Gold Coast Lounge

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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 (WINNER)

A Canvas for a Visa – Senegal

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

The legend of Lwanda Magere – Kenya

FTFO – Nigeria

Sankofa – Cote D’Voire

I am leaving In Ghana Get Me Out of Here – Ghana (WINNER)

A Gugie Day – Nigeria

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

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

Journey to Kenya – Sudan

No Gold for Kalsaka – B/Faso (WINNER)

Days of Cannibalism – South Africa

Finding Sally – Ethiopia/Canada

The letter – Kenya

Becoming Black- Togo/Germany

Influence – South Africa

Egun – Brazil

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

Boxed – USA (WINNER)

June 14 – USA

Egun – Brazil

Brick By Brick – USA

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

Once In Hundred Years – USA

Revolution From Afar – USA

Meeting My Father – France

Becoming Black – Germany (WINNER)

If Objects Could Speak – Germany

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

Aiyai: Wrathful Soul – Australia

Lola – USA

A day With Jerusa – Brazil

Black and Blue – USA

Joseph – Barbados (WINNER)

 

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

Eagles Nest – Olivier Assoua

Two Weeks in Lagos – Kathryn Fasegha

Idemuza – Olaoye Amoke

Between – Daniel Adenimokan

No Shades – Claire Ayiam Osigwe (WINNER)

 

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

The Milkmaid – Nigeria (WINNER)

Knuckle City – South Africa

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

Fiela’s Child – South Africa

 

AMAA 2020 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

This is Not A Burial, It’s a Resurrection (WINNER)

Heroes of Africa; Tette Quarshie

The White Line

Ibi (The Birth)

Foreigner’s God

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Knuckle City

Ratnik

The Milkmaid (WINNER)

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Heroes of Africa; Tette Quarshie

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Fisherman’s Diary

Coming from Insanity

Zulu Wedding

Gold Coast Lounge (WINNER)

For Maria: Ebun Pataki

Walking with Shadows

Living in Bondage

Mirage

The White Line – Namibia

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Heroes of Africa; Tette Quarshie

Desrances

Knuckle City (WINNER)

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

Badamasi

Ratnik

Foreigner’s God

A Taste of Our Land

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

Fiela’s Child (WINNER)

Knuckle City

Children of The Storm

The Ghost and House of Truth

For Maria: Ebun Pataki

40 Sticks

Desrances

Gold Coast Lounge

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Ratnik

Knuckle City (WINNER)

Zulu Wedding

Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

This is Not A Burial, It’s a resurrection

Foreigner’s God

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

Knuckle City

The Milkmaid

40 Sticks

Desrances

This is Not A Burial, It’s a Resurrection (WINNER)

Gold Coast Lounge

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

The Ghost and House of Truth (WINNER)

Knuckle City

40 Sticks

Desrances

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

For Maria: Ebun Pataki

The White line

4th Republic

Fisherman’s Diary (WINNER)

Knuckle City

40 Sticks

Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

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

For Maria: Ebun Pataki

The Bling Lagosian

Coming From Insanity

The Ghost and The House of Truth

The Milkmaid (WINNER)

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Faith Fidel – Fisherman’s Diary (WINNER)

Naomi Nemlin – Desrances

Chimezie Imo – Nimbe

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 ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Maryam Booth – The Milkmaid (WINNER)

Chairmaine Mujeri – Mirage

Linda Ejiofor – 4th Republic

Ndano Tramanse – Fisherman’s Diary

Tina Mba – The Set Up

Faniswa Yisa – Knuckle City

Evelyne Juhen – Desrances

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Arabrun Nyyeneque – 40 Sticks

Adjatey Annang- Gold Ghost Lounge

Narcissus Afeli – Desrances

Cosson Chinepoh – Fisherman’s Diary

Ramsey Noah Jnr – Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (WINNER)

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Joselyn Dumas – Cold Feet

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

Stella Damasus – Between

Meg Otanwa – For Maria: Ebun Pataki

Zenobia Kloppers – Fiela’s Child

Elvina Ibru – The Bling Lagosian

Girley Jazama – The White Line

Kelly Khumalo – Zulu Wedding

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jimmy Jean-Louis – Desrances (WINNER)

Gabriel Afolayan – Coming From Insanity

Kang Quintus – Fisherman’s Diary

Bongile Mantsai – Knuckle City

Alphonse Menyo – Gold Coast Lounge

Eyinna Nwigwe – Badamasi

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

Darrin Dewitt Henson – Zulu Wedding

 

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

Victor Gatonye- 40 Sticks

Appoline Traore – Desrances

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

Pascal Aka – Gold Coast Lounge

 

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

For Maria: Ebun Pataki-Damilola E. Orimogunje

The Zulu Wedding-Lineo Sekeleoana

A Taste of Our Land–Yuhi Amuli (WINNER)

Mirage-Malaika Mushandu

The White Line – Desire Kahikapo

Coming From Insanity – Akinyemi Sebastine Akinropo

Living in Bondage – Ramsey Noah Jnr.

Bling Lagosian – Bolanle Austen- Peters



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