The movies: ‘The Delivery Boy’ and ‘King of Boys’ are being nominated for the 2019 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). AMAA is Africa’s oldest and biggest academy award for africa based movies. It is presented annually to recognize excellence among professionals working in Africa and non-African professionals who have contributed to the African film industry.
The much-anticipated nomination list for the AMAA featuring films from across Africa, was broadcasted live by the academy on Wednesday 18th September 2019. Nigeria scored the most nominations with the Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe-directed film ‘The Delivery Boy’ which scored 12 nominations. Additionally, Kemi Adetiba-directed ‘King of Boys’ pulled 8 nominations. ‘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).
The film which was produced by Something Unusual Studios with technical work by ‘The Elite Film Team’ also snagged several production nominations. They include 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.
Adejuyigbe got nominated for Best Director alongside Kemi Adetiba for ‘King of Boys’. The movie was also nominated for Best Film, Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Costume Design. Other Nigerian films which were also nominated include: ‘Up north’, Beverly Naya’s anti-skin bleaching documentary, ‘Skin’, ‘Lara and the Beat’, ‘Hello Rain’, ‘Make Room’ and ‘Light in the Dark’. The much-anticipated AMAA awards will be held on the 26th of October 2019 in Lagos.