16th Africa Movie Academy Awards

16th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Date20 December 2020 (2020-12-20)
Hosted byLorenzo Menakaya
Best FilmThe Milkmaid
Most awardsThe Milkmaid (5)
Most nominationsKnuckle City (10)

The 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on Sunday 20 December 2020 online at the AMAA website due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The award night was hosted by Lorenzo Menakaya. After the film entries were submitted, the date for the announcement of nominees was shifted from 20 November to 30 November. Knuckle City led with 10 nominations followed by Desrances with 10 nominations. The Milkmaid won the most awards including Best film in an African language, Best film and Best Nigerian film.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Achievement in Costume Design Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Cinematography Achievement in Production Design
Achievement in Editing Achievement in Screenplay
Best Film in An African Language Best Nigerian Film
Best Short Film Best Animation
  • The Letter Reader – South Africa
  • Baxu & the Giant – Namibia
  • Songs About My Mother – South Africa
  • Idi Amin’s Boat – Uganda
  • Yahoo – Nigeria
  • SEMA (Speak Out) – DRC
  • A Canvas for a Visa – Senegal
  • After the War – Egypt
  • I am leaving In Ghana Get Me Out of Here – Ghana
  • From Here To Timbuktu – Kenya
  • Malaika (The Warrior Queen) – Nigeria/USA
  • A Special Gift – Mozambique
  • The Legend of Lwanda Magere – Kenya
  • FTFO – Nigeria
  • Sankofa – Cote D’Voire
  • A Gugle Day – Nigeria
Best Documentary Best Film by an African Living Abroad
  • No Gold for Kalsaka - Burkina Faso
  • January 15, 1970: Untold memoir of the Biafran War – Nigeria
  • Journey to Kenya – Sudan
  • Daysm of Cannibalism – South Africa
  • Finding Sally – Ethiopia/Canada
  • The Letter – Kenya
  • Becoming Black – Togo/Germany
  • Influence – South Africa
  • No Shade – Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
  • Eagles’ Nest – Olivier Assoua
  • 2 Weeks in Lagos – Kathryn Fasegha
  • Idemuza – Aloaye Omoake
  • Between – Daniel Adenimokan
Best Diaspora Short Film Best Diaspora Documentary
  • Boxed – USA
  • June 14 – USA
  • Egun – Brazil
  • Brick By Brick – USA
  • Becoming Black – Germany
  • Revolution From Afar – USA
  • Meeting My Father – France
  • If Objects Could Speak – Germany
Best Diaspora Feature Best Soundtrack
Best Visual Effects Best Sound
  • Foreigner’s God – Nigeria
  • A Taste of Our Land – Rwanda
Most Promising Actor Best First Feature Film by a Director

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