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AfricaMagic Awards nominees announced

2013-01-30 10:18
 
Cape Town - The nominees for the first ever AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) have been announced.

In association with MultiChoice, the awards set out to recognise the best that the African film and television industry has to offer, and will acknowledge excellence in 24 categories.

Six categories are open to viewer votes while the other 18 awards will be decided by a panel of judges.

How to vote

Viewers can cast their vote in the following categories: Best Actor in a Drama Movie or TV Series, Best Actress in a Drama Movie or TV Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Movie or TV Series, Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series as well as Best Supporting Actor/ Actress in a Movie or TV Series.

Voting lines for these categories have already opened, and viewers can either vote for their favourites via SMS or online at AfricaMagic's website.
Click here for details on how to vote via SMS.

All the winners will be announced during an awards ceremony, which will be held in Lagos on 9 March. The ceremony will be screened live on one of AfricaMagic channels on DSTV.

Here is a full list of the nominees for the 1st Annual AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards:

Best Actress in a Drama:

Bubu Mazibuko - Man on Ground   
Genevieve Nnaji - The Mirror Boy   
Nolwazi Shange - Otelo Burning   
Funke Akindele - Maami  
Jackie Appiah - Perfect Picture

Best Actress in a Comedy:

Funke Akindele - The Return of Jenifa   
Lilian Esoro - Clinic Matters
Mercy Johnson - Dumebi the Dirty Girl

Best Actor in a Drama:

Fabian Adeoye Lojede - Jacob's Cross   
O.C Ukeje - Two Brides and a Baby  
Kenneth Uphopho - Down & Out  
Edward Kagutuzi - The Mirror Boy   
Jafta Mamabolo - Otelo Burning   

Best Actor in a Comedy:

Hafiz Oyetoro - House a Part   
Kunle Bamtefa - Glorious Journey   
Bovi Ugboma - The Bovi Ugboma Show   
Francis Odega - Clinic Matters   
Ikhide Isaac - Wanna Be   

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama:

Thishiwe Ziqubu - Man on Ground   
Harriet Manamela - Otelo Burning   
Regina Chukwu - Akun   
Taiwo Atigogo - Old Cargo Young Blood   
Maureen Koech - Lies that Bind   

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama:

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 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 and Joel Assaizky - Man on Ground   
Juli vanden Berg and 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   
Bernard H. Mulenga - Kawanu   
Blessing Effiom Egbe - Two Brides and a Baby   
Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter - Otelo Burning   

Best Movie (Overall):

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 and Kevin Ireri - Lies that Bind  
Kayode Afolabi - Clinic Matters   

Best Movie (Comedy):

Tim Greene - Skeem   
Collins Chinedu Ezenwa - Wisdom of Thomas   
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   
Oladipo Ariyeke - Gbajumo   

Best Local Language Movie (Hausa):


Aminu Abdullahi/Hafizu Bello - Asirka   
Aminu Abdullahi - Yunkuri   
Nura A. Ali/Hafizu Bello - Faida   

Best Local Language Movie (Swahili):

Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava - The Ray of Hope   
Henry Lenga - Sakalakata   
Quentin Hughes/Alex Konstantaras - Zeinabu Rudi Nyumbani   

Best Writer (Drama):


James Whyle/Sara Blecher/The Cast Workshop - Otelo Burning  
Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye - The Mirror Boy   
Blessing 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   

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