AMVCA 2017: Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele win best awards

Nollywood finest, Rita Dominic won “Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)” for the movie “’76” at the African Movies Viewers Choice Award #AMVCA2017, after nearly two decades in the industry.

Funke Akindele

“It is very important that we teach our children the events that helped shaped this country (Nigeria)”, Rita said on Saturday at the Eko Hotels, venue of the event in Lagos.

She also dedicated the award to “the unsung heroines”, the Army Wives.

 

“’76” also won “Best Overall Movie” with nominations in 14 categories at the #AMVCA2017.

 

The movie 76, is a story told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, the then Head-of State of Nigeria.

 

 

Funke Akindele won the Best Actress in Comedy award.

 

The event, hosted by Nigeria’s IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini from South Africa, the ceremony’s fifth edition made highlights of outstanding achievement in television and film during the 2016, voted on by the general public.

 

Here are the winners at the AMVC Award night:

 

Trailblazer Award

 

Somkele Idhalama

 

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)

 

Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon

 

Best Costume Designer

 

76 – Pat Egwurube

 

Best Art Director

 

76 – Pat Nebo

 

Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)

 

Vaya

 

Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)

 

Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson

 

Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)

 

93 Days – Elliot Sewape

 

Best Cinematographer

 

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

 

Best Documentary

 

Alison

 

Best Short Film or Online Video

 

Cat Face

 

Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series

 

Deborah Anugwa – Hustle

 

Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series

 

Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”

 

Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series

 

Meg Otanwa – “Hush”

 

Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series

 

David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”

 

Best M-Net original comedy series

 

The Johnsons

 

Best M-Net original drama series

 

Tinsel

 

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)

 

Zilizala

 

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa)

 

Yaki Da Zuciya

 

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba)

 

Somwhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

 

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo)

 

Amoye-Bu-Onye

 

Best Soundtrack/ Original Score

 

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

 

Best TV series

 

Jenifa’s Diary

 

Best Writer

 

Vaya

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

Ebele Okaro – Four One Love

 

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series)

 

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

 

Best Actor in Comedy

 

Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

 

Best Actress In Comedy

 

Funke Akindele

 

Best Movie East Africa

 

Kati Kati

 

Best Movie West Africa

 

Oloibiri

 

Best Movie South Africa

 

All About Love

 

Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)

 

Rita Dominic – 76

 

Best Actor in a Drama

 

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

 

Best Overall Movie

 

76

 

Naomba Niseme

 

Best Director

 

76 – Izu Ojukwu

 

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