Two months after winning best actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Sambasa Nzeribe has been nominated in the same category for the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Like AMVCA, the rising star was again nominated alongside Richard Mofe Damijo (Oloibiri), Ramsey Nouah (’76).

Against all expectations, Nzeribe beat the duo to the AMVCA top award.

Nzeribe was again nominated for his role in action flick ‘Slow Country’.

UK-based Nigerian actor David Oyelowo was also nominated in the category for ‘Queen of Katwe’.

Bimbo Akintola, Rita Dominic will vie for best actress award alongside Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o, Ghanaian Lydia Forson and Zimkhitha Nyoka, star of ‘Vaya’.

Akin Omotoso’s ‘Vaya’ has a total of ten nominations while ’76 and Queen of Katwe each have eight.

Here are nominations for the top six categories.

AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
Ramsey Noah – 76
Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us

AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Vero Tshanda – Félicité
Lydia Forson – Keteke
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
Rita Dominic – 76
Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya

AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
Warren Matsimola – Vaya
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Papi Mpaka – Félicité
Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
Majid Michel – Slow Country

AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Inna Moja – Wulu
Theresa Edem – Ayamma
Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
Angelique Kidjo – CEO

AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
Steve Gukas – 93 Days
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
Akin Omotosho – Vaya
Alain Gomis – Félicité
Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

AWARD FOR BEST FILM
The Last Of Us – Tunisia
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Vaya- South Africa
93 Days – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Félicité – Senegal
Wulu – Mali
Call Me Thief – South Africa



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