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Shirley Frimpong-Manso grabs multiple nominations as Otelo Burning tops AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards

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securedownloadNominations for the maiden edition of AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were revealed during a special edition of lifestyle program 53 Extra on Monday evening. Held in association with MultiChoice, and headline sponsor Amstel Malta, the AMVCAs recognizes and rewards excellence in African film and TV. Leading the pack is South African hit Otelo Burning with 14 nominations while Nigeria’s brilliant The Mirror Boy grabbed 11, just in front of Man on Ground, another powerful Nigerian offering which garnered 9 nominations. Other titles scoring multiple nominations included Perfect Picture (8), Two Brides and a Baby (7), Maami (5) and Skeem (5). In total, there were 110 nominees chosen from 43 different productions from countries as diverse as Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. In the category for Best Actress in a Drama, the nominees are Bubu Mazibuko, Genevieve Nnaji, Nolwazi Shange, Funke Akindele and Jackie Appiah while in the Best Actress in a Comedy category Funke Akindele, Lilian Esoro and Mercy Johnson are all in the running. In the Best Actor in a Drama category, the nominees are Fabian Adeoye Lojede, O.C Ukeje, Kenneth Uphopho, Edward Kagutuzi and Jafta Mamabolo. Nominees for Best Actor in a Comedy are Hafiz Oyetoro, Kunle Bamtefa, Bovi Ugboma, Francis Odega and Ikhide Isaac. And in the Best Movie Overall category are Skeem (Tim Greene), Man on Ground (Akin Omotoso, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Rosie Motene), Jozi King (Jamie Ramsay), Otelo Burning (Sara Blecher) and The Mirror Boy (Obi Emelonye). Full List of Nominees Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV) Fabian Adeoye Lojede – Jacob’s Cross OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby Kenneth Uphopho – Down & Out Edward Kagutuzi – The Mirror Boy Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV) Bubu Mazibuko – Man on Ground Genevieve Nnaji – The Mirror Boy Nolwazi Shange – Otelo Burning Funke Akindele – Maami Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV) 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 Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV) Thishiwe Ziqubu – Man on Ground Harriet Manamela – Otelo Burning Regina Chukwu – Akun Taiwo Atigogo – Old Cargo Young Blood Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV) Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part Kunle Bamtefa – Glorious Journey Bovi Ugboma – The Bovi Ugboma Show Francis Odega – Clinic Matters Ikhide Isaac – Wanna Be Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV) Funke Akindele – The Return of Jenifa Lilian Esoro – Clinic Matters Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl 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 & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground Juli vanden Berg & 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 H. Mulenga – Kawanu Bernard Blessing Effiom Egbe – Two Brides and a Baby Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning Best Movie (Drama/Comedy) 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 & Kevin Ireri – Lies that Bind Kayode Afolabi – Clinic Matters Best Movie (Comedy) Tim Greene – Skeem Chinedu Ezenwa – Wisdom of Thomas Collins 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 Gbajumo Oladipo – Ariyeke Best Local Language Movie (Hausa) Aminu Abdullahi/Hafizu Bello – Asirka Aminu Abdullahi – Yunkuri A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili) Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope Henry Lenga – Sakalakata Rudi Nyumbani Quentin Hughes/Alex Konstantaras – Zeinabu Best Writer (Drama) James Whyle/Sara Blecher/The Cast Workshop – Otelo Burning Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy Blessing Effiom 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 Now, while the judges deliberate on the non-viewer voted categories, viewers can also start casting their votes for the 6 all-important viewer voted categories. Voting begins January 28 at 23:00 CAT and closes at midnight CAT on March 3, 2013. Viewers can vote via WEB, WAP or SMS]]>

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