|9th Africa Movie Academy Awards|
|Date||20 April 2013|
|Site||Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria|
|Hosted by||Ama Abebrese |
|Produced by||Dayo Ogunyemi |
|Organized by||Africa Film Academy|
|Best Film||Confusion Na Wa|
|Most nominations||Elelwani (11)|
The 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony honouring movies of 2012 was held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on 20 April 2013. The event was hosted by actress and former AMAA winner Ama K. Abebrese and Ayo Makun with many celebrities in attendance. The awards' nomination party was held in Lilongwe, Malawi; it was hosted by Her Excellency, President Joyce Banda. A total of 671 films were submitted for consideration across Africa, America, Canada, France, Germany, Guadalupe, Italy, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom. Confusion Na Wa won the best picture award. The late Justus Esiri was awarded the Best Actor in a leading role posthumously.
Winners and nominees
A total of 29 award categories were given out. Below is a full list of all the winners. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface:
|Best Short Film||Best Documentary|
|Best Diaspora Feature||Best Diaspora Documentary|
|Best Animation||Best Film by an African Abroad|
|Achievement in Production Design||Achievement in Costume Design|
|Achievement in Makeup||Achievement in Soundtrack|
|Achievement in Visual Effects||Achievement in Sound|
|Achievement in Cinematography||Achievement in Editing|
|Achievement in Lighting||Achievement in Screenplay|
|Best Nigerian film||Best film in an African Language|
|Best Child Actor||Most Promising Actor|
|Best Actor In A Supporting Role||Best Actress In A Supporting Role|
|Best Actor In A Leading Role||Best Actress In A Leading Role|
|Best Director||Best film|
Lifetime Achievement Awards
- Tunde Kelani
- Chief Eddi Ugbomah
- Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason)
- Ayuko Badu
- Chief Pete Edochie
Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood
- Emem Isong
- Kanayo O. Kanayo
- Kenneth Okonkwo
- Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)
Special Jury Award
- Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)
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