Entertainment of Sunday, 10 March 2013
Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah won the award for Best Actress in a Drama at the maiden Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, held in Nigeria on Saturday.
Appiah’s award was for her role in the Shirley Frimpong-Manso produced Perfect Picture. She beat Bubu Mazibuko (Man on Ground), Genevieve Nnaji (The Mirror Boy), Nolwazi Shange (Otelo Burning), and Funke Akindele (Maami) to win what was Ghana biggest award on the night.
The maiden edition of the AMVCA encompassed some 28 awards, some of which were voted for by viewers, and others selected by an industry based judging panel.
Voting begun on January 28 at 23:00 CAT and closed at midnight CAT on March 3, 2013. Viewers voted via WEB, WAP or SMS.
“We know that everyone associated with these awards must be diligent and conduct themselves with integrity during what are challenging, tough processes. At this time, I must also say that we are truly delighted with the list of nominees and we wish them all well. Roll on March, we couldn’t be more excited about the big night and promise TV audiences an event to remember,” the organizers said of the event.
The Winners List below…
Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV) OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby
Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV) Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture
Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV) Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl
Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV) Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind
Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV) Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part
Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV) Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl
Best Costume Designer Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy
Best Short Film Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever
Best Writer – Comedy Tim Greene – Skeem
Best Sound Editor Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground
Best Movie Director Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Best Lighting Designer Dave Howe – Otelo Burning
Best Art Director Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning
Best Movie (Comedy) Tim Greene – Skeem
Best Picture Editor Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground
Best Movie (Drama) Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground
Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba) Tunde Kelani – Maami
Best Local Language Movie (Hausa) A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura
Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili) Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope
Best Writer (Drama) Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Best Television Series Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai – The XYZ Show
Best Cinematographer Paul Michelson – Man on Ground
Best Make-Up Artist Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning
Best Movie Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
Industry Trailblazer Award Ivie Okujaiye
Industry Merit Award Olu Jacobs