Lagos – African film and TV talent shone bright at the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony, broadcast live from Lagos to DStv audiences in more than 50 countries across the continent on Saturday 9 March.
The AMVCAs, held in association with MultiChoice and sponsored by Nigeria’s number 1 low-sugar malt drink, Amstel Malta, recognised Africa’s best film and television talent in a glittering three and a half hour ceremony, hosted by Big Brother’s IK Osakioduwa and StarGist’s Vimbai Muntinhiri.
The pre-event red carpet saw the stars dazzle, flaunting the finest continental fashion. Capturing all the glamour of the gala event was a team of on-air personalities, including Big Brother alumni Uti Nwachukwu and Nic Wang’ondu alongside Eku Edewor, Dolopo Oni, Sarah Hassan and Helen Paul.
Take a look at the list of winners in the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewer’s Choice Awards and click through to their in-the-moment video reaction.
Best Movie (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim Greene
Best Movie (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye
Best Movie (Overall) – Otelo Burning, Sara Blecher
Best Television Series – The XYZ Show, Godffrey (Gado) Mwampembwa and Marie Lora-Mungai
Best Local Language Swahili – The Ray of Hope, Sameer Srivastava and Sanjni Srivastava
Best Local Language – Yoruba – Maami, Tunde Kelani
Best Local Language – Hausa – Faida, Nura A Ali and Hafizu Bello
Best Movie Director – Man on Ground, Akin Omotoso
Best Writer (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye and Amaka Obi Emelonye
Best Writer (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim Greene
Best Cinematographer – Man on Ground, Paul Michelson
Best Short Film – Yellow Fever, Ngendo Mukii
Best Art Director – Otelo Burning, Anita van Hemert and Chantel Carter
Best Costume Designer – The Mirror Boy, Ngozi Obasi
Best Make-up Artist – Otelo Burning, Jacqui Bannermen
Best Lighting Designer – Otelo Burning, Dave Howe
Best Picture Editor – Man on Ground, Aryan Kaganof
Best Sound Editor – Man on Ground, Micheal Botha and Joel Assaizky
Best Actor Comedy – House a Part, Hafiz Oyetoro
Best Actor Drama – Two Brides and a Baby, OC Ukeje
Best Actress Comedy – Dumebi the Dirty Girl, Mercy Johnson
Best Actress Drama – Perfect Picture, Jackie Appiah
Best Supporting Actor Drama – A Good Catholic Girl, Matthew Nabwiso
Best Supporting Actress Drama – Lies that Bind, Maureen Koech
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