’76’ is Best movie at AMVCA 2017
The film, ’76’ emerged the Best Overall Movie at the AMVCA 2017 held Saturday night in Lagos. 76 won “Best Overall Movie” with nominations in 14 categories at the #AMVCA2017 . . .
The historical movie “76”, won five categories out of its fourteen nominations. The movie won three of the Big Four categories; best picture, best director and best actress.
Photo: ’76’ movie trailer
“76” was closely followed by Oloibiri (Oloibiri is the name of a village in the Niger Delta where oil was discovered in Nigeria) which won three categories while Vaya won two awards. Sambasa Nzeribe, star of the movie “Slow Country,” edged Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Nouah and Richard Mofe-Damijo to win best actor in Africa.
The movie 76, is a story told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Muhammed, the then Head-of State of Nigeria.
News in Brief:
Oloibiri is a historic town to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Nigeria’s first commercial oil discovery was made at (Otuabagi/Otuogadi) in Oloibiri district by Shell Darcy in June 1956.
The event was hosted by Nigeria’s IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini from South Africa. Saturday’s event was AMVCA’s fifth edition and it highlighted outstanding achievements in television and film during 2016, voted on by the general public in many parts of the African continent.
Photos: Some of the winners with their trophies
The 5th annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) has just wrapped up an the African film lovers witnessed as film and TV talents from across the continent etched their names into the record books.
Photo: ‘Jenifa’ star actress with her trophy
Photo: MD Multichoice Nigeria John Ugbe & Nigerian star actress Rita Dominic announce & present an award
Photo: Nigerian comedian Imeh Umoh Bishop receive his award
Another AMVCA2017 photo
Full Winners List Below:
BEST SHORTFILM – OGO OKPUE – CAT FACE
BEST SOUND TRACK/ORIGINAL SCORE MOVIE/TV SERIES – MICHAEL ‘THE TRUTH’ OGUNLADE – THE ENCOUNTER
BEST SOUND EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) – GUY STEER – VAYA
BEST PICTURE EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) – NNODIM CHIGOZIE & PAULA PETERSON – OLOIBIRI
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER PAT EGWURUBE – 76
BEST MAKE UP ARTIST (MOVIE/TV SERIES) – HAKEEM ONILOGBO AJIBOLA/PEREKEME ODON – OLOIBIRI
BEST ART DIRECTOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) – PAT NEBO – 76
BEST WRITER MOVIE/TV SERIES – CRAIG FREIMOND/ TSHABALIRA LEBAKENG/ ANTHONY MAFELA / DAVID MAJOKA / MADODA NTULI / HARRIET PERLMAN / ROBBIE THORPE – VAYA
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) – LANCE GEWER – HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) – ELLIOT SEWAPE – 93 DAYS
BEST DOCUMENTARY – UGA CARLINI – ALISON
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA – DAVID JONES DAVID
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA – MEG OTANWA
BEST DRAMA – TINSEL
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – DEBORAH ANUNGWA
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – SAMUEL AJIBOLA
BEST COMEDY – THE JOHNSONS
BEST MOVIE (SOUTH AFRICA) – ELVIS CHUKS – ALL ABOUT LOVE
BEST MOVIE (EAST AFRICA) – SARIKA HEMI LAKHANI – KATI KATI
BEST MOVIE (WEST AFRICA) – ROGERS OFIME – OLOIBIRI
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – FUNKE AKINDELE – JENIFAS DIARY
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – SWAHILI – DAUDI OTIENO ANGUKA – ZILIZALA
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – IGBO – CREY AHANONU – AMONYE-BU-ONYE
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – HAUSA – TIJJANI SHEHU YAHAYA – YAKI DA ZUCIYA
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – YORUBA – ABIODUN JIMOH, JUMOKE ODETOLA – SOMEWHERE IN THE DARK
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY MOVIE/TV SERIES – IMEH BISHOP UMOH – THE BOSS IS MINE
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY MOVIE/TV SERIES – FUNKE AKINDELE – JENIFAS DIARY
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA MOVIE/TV SERIES – SAMBASA NZERIBE – SLOW COUNTRY
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA MOVIE/TV SERIES – RITA DOMINIC – 76
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DAMA MOVIE/TV SERIES – ROTIMI SALAMI – JUST NOT MARRIED
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DAMA MOVIE/TV SERIES – EBELE OKARO ONYUIKE – FOUR ONE LOVE
BEST DIRECTOR (MOVIE) – IZU OJUKWU – 76
BEST OVERALL MOVIE – ADONIJAH OWIRIWA / IZU OJUKWU – 76
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