Nana Obiri Yeboah’s “The Cursed Ones” Wins Big at 2016 African Movie Academy Awards | Full Winners ListsUncategorized June 13, 2016, Comments Off
2016 African Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as #AMAA, which is fondly dubbed
‘The African Oscars’, are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film
industry, took place yesterday, Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Dr. Obi Wali’s Event Centre, Port-
Harcourt, Rivers State – Nigeria.
Ghanaian – UK based film director Nana Obiri Yeboah’s “The Cursed Ones” was able to win
three (3) awards out of the thirteen (13) nominations in this year’s edition. Nana Obiri Yeboah
and “The Cursed Ones” won Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best in Production
Design in Africa.
“The Cursed One”, is a film produced by Nicholas K. Lory of Zissou Productions, who again
produced “Nana Means Kings” and directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah. It was written by
Maximilian Claussen and inspired by the BAFTA winning 2009 documentary, Saving Africa's
Witch Children. The film was shot entirely on location in Ghana. The majority of the film was
shot in a single village in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The film which starred the likes of Oris Erhuero, Ama K. Abebrese, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Joseph
Otsiman, Ophelia Dzidzornu , Akofa Edjeani Asiedu, Fred Amugi and Rama Brew.
“The Cursed One”, have screened on several screens in the world; Hackney Picturehouse in
London, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, the
Atlanta Film Festival,the Helsinki African Film Festival and many other places.
The film which was released in 2015, tells the story of a disillusioned reporter and an idealistic
assistant Pastor, who fight to save the lives of children accused of witchcraft, from the clutches
of a system of corruption and superstition in the heart of West Africa.
Congrats to Nana Obiri Yeboah and the Team!!
Check out full list of winners below.
BEST SHORT FILM Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
BEST ANIMATION The Pencil – Burkina Faso
BEST DOCUMENTARY The Fruitless Tree – Niger
BEST DIASPORA SHORT Across The Track – USA
AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD Lambadina –
BEST DIASPORA FEATURE Ben & Ara – USA
BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY Agents of Change
ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN Eye of the Storm
ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN The Cursed One – Ghana
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP Soldiers Story
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK O-Town – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS Oshimiri – Nigeria
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY The Cursed One – Ghana
ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING Hear me Move AMAA 2016 play AMAA 2016
ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY Tell me Something Sweet
BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE Missing God – Nigeria
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell Me Something Sweet
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Daniel K Daniel – Soldiers Story
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda Best
FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva
BEST FILM Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso
BEST DIRECTOR Nana Obiri -Yeboah – Ghana
BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
Source: Nana Kesese | www.nanakesse24.com