Nelson Mandela Bay Chosen To Host The Annual African 'Oscars'

BY SUPPLIED - SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

Chosen every five years by an international panel, Nelson Mandela Bay is set to play host for the next five years to the most prestigious film awards in Africa celebrating the best in the continent’s film industry.

The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), now going into its 11th year honours the men and women producing more movies a year than Hollywood.   

This privately funded organisation, not only has its annual international awards, but has also to date funded more than 5 000 young Africans through the academy, giving them the means and opportunities to soar at careers in the film industry. The reach of the academy as well as the awards spans globally and include actors and actresses including Danny Glover.

The 2015 nominees were unveiled at a glamourous Hollywood event earlier this year attended by A-list celebs including Louis Jossett Jr.

The awards has 53 countries participating annually and sees between 500 and 700 international film stars from Africa, Europe and other continents attend this glamorous affair and this year will prove to be no different.

AMAA is more than just about the awards, it’s about a lifestyle of class style- blitz, glitz and razzmatazz. It is the biggest gathering of filmmakers across the African continent and the rest of the world.

The 50 nominees across the 10 categories will attend, as well as the judges and invited guests from across the globe, including many A-list celebrities.

Guests will be entertained by national and international artists to be announced next week as well as spot their favourite DStv actor or international celebrity.

Tickets will be available from Computicket for R200 each.