Vero Tshanda beat Rita Dominic, Lupita Nyong’O and Bimbo Akintola to win the 2017 AMAA Best Actress for her role in “Félicite”. She won the AMAA 2017 Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as the title character in”Félicité.”
The Senegalese actress beat Rita Dominic, Lupita Nyong’O, Bimbo Akintola, Zimkhitha Nyoka, Khabonina Quebeka, Josette Bushell-Mingo to the award.
In the drama, Tshanda played Félicité, a singer in a bar in Kinshasa, who goes on a frantic search when her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident.
Directed by Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis, “Félicité” also won the AMAA 2017 Best Film.
It beat “The Last of Us,” “A Mile in My Shoes,” “Queen of Katwe,” “93 Days,” “76,” “Vaya,” “Wulu” and “Call Me Thief.”
“Félicité” was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Jury Grand Prix award.