The Film Blog: The AMVCA nominations are here!

Announced tonight, the 2017 AMVCA nominations are led by 93 Days, 76 and Oloibiri. Clearly the jury was feeling historical/factual narratives below.

Check out the full list:

Best Actor in  a Drama
Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
Ramsey Nouah – 76
Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Femi Jacobs – Remember Me

Best Actress in a Drama
Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country
Rita Dominic – 76
Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration
Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya
Meg Otanwa – Derailed
Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

Best Supporting Actor Movie/TV series
Gideon Okeke – 93 Days
Warren Vasemole – Vaya
Kofi Adjorlolo – Ghana Must Go
Mpho Sebeng – The Jakes Are Missing
Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married
Nkem Owoh – Ghana Must Go
Elsaphan Njora – Kati Kati

Best Supporting Actress
Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked
Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
Adunni Ade – It’s Her Day
Ebele Okaro Onyuike – Four One Love
Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars and a Clef
Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Namundi Mbusi – Vaya

Best Actor in a Comedy
Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine
Ayo Makun – A Trip to Jamaica
Bovi Ugboma – It’s Her Day
Blossom Chukwujekwu – Ghana Must Go
Mike Ezuruonye – Brother Jekwu
Okey Uzoeshi – The Life of a Nigerian Couple
Amechi Munagor – Meet the In-Laws

Best Actress in a Comedy
Tina Mba – Meet the In-Laws
Uche Jombo – Wives on Strike
Dineo Moeketsi – Mrs Right Guy
Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike
Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary
Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica
Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike

Best Writer
Emmanuel Okomanyi – 76
The CEO – Tunde Babalola – The CEO
AY Makun – A Trip to Jamaica
Samantha Iwowo – Oloibiri
Tunde Babalola – Ghana Must Go
Akin Omotoso – Vaya

Best Art Director
Pat Nebo – 76
Bola Bello – 93 Days
Chima Adighije – Oloibiri
Gary Smith – Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Godwin Ashong – Ghana Must Go

Best Costume Designer
Pat Egwurube – 76
Shielola Ibironke/Mojisola Sapara – Casino
Dele Akinyele/Chelsea Oliver – Oloibiri
Obijie – King Invincible
Chiemela Nwagboso/ Asantewa Clara Adjoa – Ghana Must Go

Best Soundtrack
Rex Ricketts – Oloibiri
George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W – 93 Days
Brymo – No Good Turn
Michael ‘Truth’ Ogunlade – The Encounter
Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi – 76

Best Cinematographer
Adze Ugah – Mrs Right Guy
Yinka Edward – 93 Days
Lance Gewer – Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Curtis Graham – Oloibiri
Yinka Edward – 76

Best Lighting Designer
Elliot Sewape – 93 Days
Amisu Alade/Edwin Lau – Oloibiri
Yinka Edwards – 76
Lance Gewer Sasc – Happiness Is A Four Letter Word
Fabian Hooks – A Trip To Jamaica

Best Picture Editor
Nnodim Chigozie/Paula Peterson – Oloibiri
Vuyani Sondlo – Vaya
Emeka Ojukwu – 76
Antonio Ribeiro – 93 Days
Nicholas Costaras/Melanie Jankes Golden – Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

Best Sound Editor
Mike Barnitt – Oloibiri
Pius Fatoke and Mzukisi Mtshiselo – 93 Days
Solomon Emmanuel – 76
Jean Niemandt – Mrs Right Guy
Richard Mohlari/Dave Hawkins – Vaya

Best Make-Up Artist
Chinwe Elovah – 76
Dianne Allen – Happiness Is A Four Letter Word
Ronwyn Jarrett – Umililo
Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola/Oerekeme Odon – Oloibiri
Thema Ozzy Smith/ Lola Maja-Okojevoh/Adetomi Imoteda- 93 Days

Best Short Film or Online Video
Ireti
Loot
Meet the Parents
Cat Face
Light Diaries: Spin Around

Best Documentary
Roots Gambia
Makoko: Futures Afloat
Alison
Amaka’s Kin: The Women of Nollywood
Petra’s Nebatean Heritage

Best TV Series
Jenifa’s Diaries
Duplicity
Beneath The Lies
Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story
Sokholu and Partners

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili
Urembo
Fihi
Zilizala
Mganga Bomba
Siri Ya Mtungi

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Yoruba
Somewhere In The Dark
Iman
Tobajewo
Ajoke Aiye
Ode Iku

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Igbo
Amonye-Bu-Onye
Obi-Eze
Obi Nwanyi
Mmakwarra
Ikpe Omuma

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Hausa
Salim
Maula
Yaki Da Zuciya
Mafarin Tafiya

Best Movie West Africa
93 Days
76
Oloibiri
A Trip to Jamaica
The CEO

Best Movie East Africa
Aisha
Kati Kati
Epidemic
Homecoming
Naombe Nisime

Best Movie South Africa
Mrs Right Guy
Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Vaya
The Jakes are Missing
All About Love

Best Overall Movie
Mrs Right Guy
Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Aisha
93 Days
76
Naomba Niseme

Best Picture Director
Oloibiri – Curtis Graham
Vaya – Akin Omotoso
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Happiness is a Four Letter Word –
Steve Gukas – 93 Days

We’ll be back tomorrow with more thoughts on the nominees.

 

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