King of Boys’ and ‘Delivery Boy’,‘ lead AMAA 2019 nominations
The movies, ‘The Delivery Boy’ and ‘King of Boys’ snagged the most nominations for the 2019 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
the much-anticipated nomination list, featuring films from across Africa, was announced late Wednesday night with Nigeria scoring the most nominations.
The Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe-directed film ‘The Delivery Boy’ scored 12 nominations while Kemi Adetiba-directed ‘King of Boys’ got eight nominations.
Actors in ‘The Delivery Boy’, a film that explores the backstory of terrorists, earned nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jemima Osunde) and Promising Actor (Jammal Ibrahim).
They film also delivered other nominations, including nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Best Achievement in Sound, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Editing and Best Achievement in Screenplay.
Other nominations are Best Nigerian Film, Best Achievement in Production Design and Best Film while Adejuyigbe got nominated for Best Director alongside Kemi Adetiba for ‘King of Boys’.
On its part, Adetiba’s 2018 thriller earned Adesua Etomi-Wellington a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and musician, Reminisce got Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
The movie was also nominated for Best Film, Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Costume Design.
NAN reports that the 15th edition of the much-anticipated awards will hold in Lagos on October 26.
AMAA is Africa’s oldest and biggest academy award for films. It is presented annually to recognize excellence among professionals working in, or non-African professionals who have contributed to, the African film industry.