Despite the fact that Nigerian movies top the nominations, no Nigerian actor won an individual category at the 2017 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which held on Saturday.
Also, none of the major categories was won by a Nigerian actor.
The consolation for Nigeria in the major categories was CEO, a Kunle Afolayan flick, which won best actress in a supporting role, a category earned by Beninese singer/actress, Angelique Kidjo.
Akin Omotoso, a Nigerian filmmaker, won best director for his South African movie Vaya.
It was a shock for celebrities and fans of Nollywood in attendance as Felicite, a Senegalese movie, won awards for best film, best actress in a leading role and best actor in a supporting role.
Félicité was the biggest winner of the night as the movie scooped a total of six awards.
Vaya won three awards while ’76, the best performing Nigerian film, won best production design, achievement in production and Lagos state award for best Nigerian film.
Oloibiri was awarded achievement in makeup while Three Wise Men took home the Tony Elumelu award for best comedy.
The 13th edition of AMAA held at EKO Hotel and Suites, Lagos, on Saturday.
Here are winners of the six major categories.
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: Nigeria) WINNER
Best actor in a supporting role
Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
Warren Matsimola – Vaya
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
Majid Michel – Slow Country
Papi Mpaka (Felicitè: Senegal) WINNER
Best actress in a leading role
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
Vero Tshanda (Felicitè: Senegal) WINNER
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 (The Last of Us: Tunisia) WINNER
Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
Steve Gukas – 93 Days
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
Alain Gomis – Félicité
Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes
Akin Omotosho (Vaya: South Africa) WINNER
The Last Of Us – Tunisia
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Vaya- South Africa
93 Days – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Wulu – Mali
Call Me Thief – South Africa
Felicitè – (Senegal) WINNER