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The 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on April 4, 2009 at the Gloryland Cultural Center in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.



Best Documentary (Short Subject) Coming of Age (Kenya)

Best Documentary (Feature) Joint winners: For the Best and for the Onion (Niger) Malcom’s Echo (Nigeria)

Best Animation Lolo (Burkina Faso)

AMAA Achievement in Sound Seventh Heaven (Egypt)

AMAA Achievement in Editing From a Whisper (Kenya)

AMAA Achievement in Art Direction Small Boy – Michelle Bello (Nigeria)

AMAA Achievement in Make-Up Live to Remember (Nigeria)

AMAA Achievement in Visual Effect Battle of the Soul (Uganda)

Best Original in Soundtrack From a whisper (Kenya)

Most Promising Actor Litha Booi – Gugu and Andile (South Africa)

Most Promising Actress Lungelo Dhladha – Gugu and Andile (South Africa)

Best Performance by a Child Actor Richard Chukwuma – Small Boy (Nigeria)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Farouk Alfishawi – Seventh Heaven (Egypt)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Funke Akindele – Jenifa (Nigeria)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Joel Okuyo Prynce – Battle of the Soul (Uganda)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Mercy Johnson – Live to Remember (Nigeria)

Best Film in African Language Gugu and Andile (South Africa)

AMAA Achievement in Cinematography Cindy’s Note – Izu Ojukwu (Nigeria)

AMAA Achievement in Costume Arugba (Nigeria)

Heart of Africa Award for Best Films from Nigeria Arugba – Tunde Kelani

Best Screenplay From a Whisper (Kenya)

SBest Picture From a Whisper (Kenya)

Best Director Wanuri Kahiu – From a Whisper (Kenya)

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