South Africa bags 5 awards at AMVCA 2017

2017-03-05 14:00

Cape Town - The fifth annual AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards crowned the best in African film and television talent in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday. 

The ceremony, which was broadcast live across the continent on Saturday, was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini for a second year in a row. 

South Africa bagged five awards: Best Cinematographer -  Happiness is a Four Letter Word, Best Writer – Vaya, Best Movie SA – All About Love, Best Sound Editing – Vaya and Best Documentary - Alison.

Songstress and Voice SA coach Lira performed Mountains with Nigerian singer Waje at the ceremony.

Africa's powerhouse divas call for a united continent #AMVCA2017 cc @miss_lira & @officialwaje

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Here is the full list of winners:

Best Supporting Actress
Ebele Okaro

Best Supporting Actor Movie/TV series
Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

Best Art Director
76 (Pat Nebo)

Best Soundtrack
The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

Best Cinematographer
Happiness is a Four Letter Word (Lance Gewer)

Best Actress in a Drama
Rita Dominic – 76

Best Actor in a Drama
Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Best Actress in a Comedy
Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary

Best Writer

Best Actor in a Comedy
Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

Best Movie West Africa

Best Movie South Africa
All About Love

Best Movie East Africa
Kati Kati

Best Overall Movie

Best Short Film or Online Video
Cat Face (Ogu Okpue)

Best Documentary

Best Picture Director
76 (Izu Ojukwu)

Best Costume Design
76 (Pat Egwurube)

Best Make Up
Oloibiri (Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola)

Best Sound Editing
Vaya (Guy Steer)

Best Picture Editing
Oloibiri (Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Petterson)

Best Lighting Designer
93 Days (Elliot Sewape)

@miss_lira will also be hitting the #AMVCA2017 stage later!

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Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Swahili)

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Yoruba)
Somewhere in the dark

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Hausa)
Yaki Da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Igbo)
Amonye Buonye

Best TV series
Jenifa’s Diary

Trailblazer Award
Somkele Idhalama

Legend Award

AMVCA recognition award for MNET original series
Best Actress in a comedy – Deborah (Hustle)
Best Actor in a comedy – Samuel Ajibola (Johnsons)
Best Actress in a drama – Meg Otanwa (Hush)
Best Actor in a drama – David Jones David (Hotel Majestic)
Best comedy series – The Johnsons
Best drama series – Tinsel

Red carpet glam with host #AMVCA2017 host @minniedlamini

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