Countdown To The African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, 2013

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Countdown To The African Magic Viewers Choice AwardsCountdown To The African Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Multichoice, M-Net Africa and Amstel Malt are engaged in intense preparations for the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards [AMVCA] scheduled for March 2013.

The event is geared at celebrating African talent, film making, and promoting African films.

The nominees for the AMVCAs were revealed at a glitzy nomination cocktail party held at the Porsche Center, Victoria Island. Announcing the nominees were Studio 53 Extra hosts, Eku Edewor and Dolapo Oni as well as Jara hosts, Uti Nwachukwu and Helen Paul, Biola Alabi (M-Net Africa MD), Femi Odugbemi (Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Executive Judge), Lizz Njagah and Edem Vindah.

In attendance at the nominees announcement in Lagos include Uche Jombo, Emem Isong, Chidi Mokeme, DJ Xclusive, Olisa Adibua, Tunde Kelani, Obi Emelonye and Ade Bantu. The event also featured the unveiling of the AMVCA statuette, which the winners will cart home as proof of their triumph. It was revealed by the trio of Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa, Tokunbo Adodo, Marketing Manager, non-alcoholic, Nigerian Breweries Plc and John Ugbe, Managing Director, Multi Choice Nigeria.

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The nominees are:

Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)

Fabian Adeoye Lojede – Jacob’s Cross

OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby

Kenneth Uphopho – Down & Out

Edward Kagutuzi – The Mirror Boy

Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning

Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)

Bubu Mazibuko – Man on Ground

Genevieve Nnaji – The Mirror Boy

Nolwazi Shange – Otelo Burning

Funke Akindele – Maami

Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)

Fabian Adeoye Lojede – Man on Ground

Osita Iheme – The Mirror Boy

Thomas Gumede – Otelo Burning

Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl

Kalu Ikeagwu – Two Brides and a Baby

Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)

Thishiwe Ziqubu – Man on Ground

Harriet Manamela – Otelo Burning

Regina Chukwu – Akun

Taiwo Atigogo – Old Cargo Young Blood

Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind

Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV)

Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part

Kunle Bamtefa – Glorious Journey

Bovi Ugboma – The Bovi Ugboma Show

Francis Odega – Clinic Matters

Ikhide Isaac – Wanna Be

Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV)

Funke Akindele – The Return of Jenifa

Lilian Esoro – Clinic Matters

Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl

Best Costume Designer

Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy

Jayne Awoonor-Williams – Perfect Picture

Frank Osodi Richard – Two Brides and a Baby

Preston Mwila – Kawanu

Nkiru Nwauzor – Spider

Best Short Film

Christopher Ihidero – Big Daddy

Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever

Udoka Oyeka – Down & Out

Best Writer – Comedy

Tim Greene – Skeem

Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Perfect Picture

Paul Igwe – Clinic Matters

Bovi Ugboma – The Bovi Ugboma Show

Teru Ekuerhale – Wanna Be

Best Sound Editor

Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground

Juli vanden Berg & Tiago Correia-Paulo – Otelo Burning

Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Elorm Adablah – Perfect Picture

Elorm Adablah – A Sting in a Tale

Best Movie Director

Tim Greene – Skeem

Akin Omotoso – Man on Ground

Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning

Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Perfect Picture

Best Lighting Designer

Dave Howe – Otelo Burning

Eleazu Texas – Two Brides and a Baby

Oluwole Olawoyin – Maami

Terry Emmanuel – Down and Out

Ken Attoh – Perfect Picture

Best Art Director

Bola Belo – Maami

Carol Mbugua – Lies that Bind

H. Mulenga – Kawanu Bernard

Blessing Effiom Egbe – Two Brides and a Baby

Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning

Best Movie (Drama/Comedy)

Tim Greene – Skeem

Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground

Jamie Ramsay – Jozi King

Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning

Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Best Picture Editor

Megan Gilli – Otelo Burning

Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground

Shola Ayorinde – Two Brides and a Baby

Reg Chuhi & Kevin Ireri – Lies that Bind

Kayode Afolabi – Clinic Matters

Best Movie (Comedy)

Tim Greene – Skeem

Chinedu Ezenwa – Wisdom of Thomas Collins

Kunle Afolayan – Phone Swap

Funke Akindele – The Return of Jenifa

George Edmund – Open Fire 2

Best Movie (Drama)

Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground

Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning

Ken Attoh – Adams Apple

Ken Attoh – A Sting in a Tale

Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)

Tunde Kelani – Maami

Regina Chukwu – Akun

Gbajumo Oladipo – Ariyeke

Best Local Language Movie (Hausa)

Aminu Abdullahi/Hafizu Bello – Asirka

Aminu Abdullahi – Yunkuri

A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura

Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili)

Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope

Henry Lenga – Sakalakata

Rudi Nyumbani Quentin Hughes/Alex Konstantaras – Zeinabu

Best Writer (Drama)

James Whyle/Sara Blecher/The Cast Workshop – Otelo Burning

Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Blessing Effiom Egbe – Two Brides and a Baby

Shirley Frimpong-Manso – A Sting in a Tale

Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Perfect Picture

Best Television Series

Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai – The XYZ Show

Ken Attoh/Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Peep

Lance Stehr – Jozi Moving the City

Benjamin Odiwuor Abonyo – DemiGods

Patricia Gichinga/David Campbell – Makutano Junction

Best Cinematographer

Clive Norman – The Mirror Boy

Tom Marais – Skeem

Paul Michelson – Man on Ground

Lance Gewer – Otelo Burning

Sarafa Abagun – Maami

 

Best Make-Up Artist

Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning

Gabriel Okorie – The Mirror Boy

Biola Poopola – Tales of Eve

Jayne Awoonor-Williams – Perfect Picture

Christin Ngoma – Kawanu

While voting started for the viewing audience on Monday, January 28, it closes at midnight CAT on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Viewers can vote via SMS, WAP and also via the Africa Magic website (www.africamagic.tv).

© 2013 – 2017, Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya. All rights reserved.

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