Highlights of the 2017 AMVCA; who won what

The 2017 African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards was held with much pomp and pageantry during the weekend and lots of our favorite Nollywood celebrities and movies copped one award or the other. The AMVCA honors the exceptional people who worked hard to give us brilliant movies and series in Africa in the past year. The body also recognizes outstanding people in the African movie industry.

The movie “76” won the most awards and our beloved Jenifa’s diary carted home a couple of awards as well.

Check the full list of winners below:

Best Makeup Artist – Hakeem Ajibola for Perekem Odom for Oloibiri

Best Costume Designer – Pat Egwurube for 76

Best Sound Editor – Guy Steer for Vaya

Best Picture Editor – Nnodim Chigozie and Paula Peterson for Oloibiri

Best Lighting Designer – Elliot Sewape for 93 Days

Best Cinematographer – Lance Gewer for Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Best Short Film or Online Video – Ogo Okpue for Cat Face

Best Documentary – Uga Carlini for Alison

Best Indigenous Language (Swahili) – Dauda Otieno Anguka for Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language (Hausa) – Tijani Shehu Yahaya for Yaki da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba) – Abiodun Jimoh and Jumoke Odetola for Somewhere In the Dark

Best Indigenous Language (Igbo) – Crey Ahanonu for Amonye-be-Onye

Best Soundtrack/Original score – Michael Ogunlade for The Encounter

Best TV Show – Funke Akindele-Bello for Jenifa’s Diary

Best Writer – Craig Freimond, Tshabalira Lebakeng, Anthony Mafela, David Majoka, Madoda Ntuli, Robbie Thorpe and Harriet Perlman for Vaya

Best Supporting Actress – Ebele Okaro Onyuike for Four One Love

Best Supporting Actor – Rotimi Salami for Just Not Married

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

Best Actor in a Comedy – Imeh Bishop Umeh for The Boss Is Mine

Best Actress in a Drama – Rita Dominic

Best Actor in a Drama – Sambasa Nzeribe

Trailblazer Award – Somkele Idhalama

Best Movie (East Africa) – Kati Kati

Best Movie (West Africa) – Oloibiri

Best Movie (Southern Africa) – All About Love

Best Director – Izu Ojukwu for 76

Best Movie – 76 by Adonija Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu

AMVCA Industry Merit Award – Chika Okpala

Special Recognition Award for Mnet Original Productions

  • Best Actress In a Comedy – Deborah Anungwa for Hustle
  • Best Actor in a Comedy – Samual ‘Spiff’ Ajibola for The Johnsons
  • Best Actress in a Drama – Meg Otanwa for Hush
  • Best Actor in a Drama – David Jones David for Hotel Majestic
  • Best Comedy Series – The Johnsons
  • Best Drama Series – Tinsel

Did your faves win? Tell us all about it in the comments section!



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