Since its inception, the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards has produced many winners, and inevitably so, there’s been a ton of losers.
Those who come close but never get to go home with the plaques.
After taking a critical look at the 2016 AMVCA awards, here are the biggest winners and losers.
DRY for BEST OVERALL MOVIE (AFRICA), Best Costume & Best Sound Editor
Best Overall Movie was one of the most sought after categories and it came with a lot of contenders and potential winners. It’s a very important award because it encompasses the views from the entire continent and a nominee cast as well.
Despite losing a couple of categories which it should have ordinarily won- with over 8 nominations- Stephanie Linus’s Dry still remained the biggest winner of the night, with three plaques.
Falz the Badt Guy for BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES)
First time actor and AMVCA (or any other movie award) nominee, Folarin Falana who also doubles as a musician and social media sensation, won his first award of the night and his first-ever for his role in Jenifa’s Diary.
Adesua Etomi wins BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES)
Another first time nominee at the AMVCAs, Adesua Etomi emerged as winner in the Best Actress Category for her role in Falling.
Adesua beat out several established contenders such as Nse Ikpe-Etim and Genevieve Nnaji, to win the bragging rights for the year.
Officer Titus for BEST TELEVISION SERIES
Short, precise, hilarious and downright realistic, one would have thought that Officer Titus by Olabisi Jinadu would bag the award for Best Television Series- but unfortunately not.
Blossom Chukwujekwu for BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES)
As much as all the nominees did a great job in their individual roles, this year, many rooted for Blossom Chukwujekwu for his role in FALLING, where he began his winning streak by bagging the award for the Best Supporting role last year.
But he would lose to Daniel K Daniel, who also performed exceptionally in A Soldier’s Story.