“76”, “93 Days” Lead The 2017 AMVCAs Nominees Pack

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The organizers of the annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), yesterday, announced the nominees for the 2017 edition, with Izu Ojukwu’s historical drama, 76, leading the way with 14 nominations.

93 Days follows closely behind, with 13 nominations, including Best overall movie, Best director, and Best actress. Oloibiri, the action thriller about the first oil well drilled in Nigeria, bagged 11 nominations, while Ayo “AY” Makun’s record-breaking comedy, A Trip to Jamaica, earned itself 5 nominations, including –quite surprisingly– for Best script and Best director.

Adesua Etomi will have a chance to retain the best actress in a drama crown she won last year, after landing a nomination for her role as Dara Olujobi in The Arbitration. However, she’ll face fierce competition from Bimbo Akintola (93 Days), Rita Dominic (76) and Ivie Okujaye, who all put up outstanding performances.

Steve Gukas (93 Days), Curtis Graham (Oloibiri), Izu Ojukwu (76), Robert O. Peters (A Trip to Jamaica), Frank Rajah (Ghana Must Go), and Adze Ugah (Mrs Right Guy), will all slug it out for the award for Best director.

The announcement of the nominees aired on all Africa Magic channels, and public voting opened after the announcement.

You can check out the complete list of nominees below.

Best Supporting Actress

Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked

Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days

Adunni Ade – It’s Her Day

Ebele Okaro – Ebele Okaro

Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars and a Clef

Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Namundi Mbusi – Vaya

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

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo

93 Days – Bola Bello

Oloibiri – Chima Adighije

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Gary Smith

Ghana Must Go – Godwin Ashong

Best Soundtrack

Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts

93 Days – George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W

No Good Turn – Brymo

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

76 – Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

Best Cinematographer

Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah

93 Days – Yinka Edward

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Oloibiri – Curtis Graham

76 – Yinka Edward

Best Actress in a Drama

Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days

Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country

Rita Dominic – 76

Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration

Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya

Meg Ottamwa – Derailed

Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

Best Actor in a Drama

RMD – Oloibiri

Ramsey Nouah – 76

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter

Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

Femi Jacobs – Femi Jacobs

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

76 – Emmanuel Okomaiyi

The CEO – Tunde Babalola

A Trip to Jamaica – AY Makun

Oloibiri – Samantha Iwowo

Ghana Must Go – Tunde Babalolo

Vaya – Akin Omotoso

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 Movie West Africa

93 Days

76

Oloibiri

A Trip to Jamaica

The CEO

Best Movie South Africa

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Vaya

The Jakes are Missing

All About Love

Best Movie East Africa

Aisha

Kati Kati

Epidemic

Homecoming

Best Overall Movie

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Aisha

93 Days

76

Naomba Niseme

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 Television Series

Jenifa’s Diary

Sokhulu and Partners

Duplicity

Beneath the Lies

Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)

Urembo

Siri Ya Mtungi (Season 2)

Mganga Bomba

Fihi

Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo)

Amonye-bu-onye

Obi-Eze

Obi Nwanyi

Mmakwara series

Ikpe Omuma

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa)

Salim

Mafarin Tafiya

Yaki Da Zuciya

Maula

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba)

Somewhere In The Dark

Ode Iku

Ajoke Aiye

Tobajewo

Iman

Best Costume Designer

Pat Egwurube- 76

Dele Akinyele/Chelsea Oliver- Oloibiri

Chiemela Nwagboso/ Asantewa Clara Adjoa- Ghana Must Go

Shileola Ibironke and Mojisola Sapara- Casino

Obijie- King Invincible

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 (Movie/TV Series)

Nnodim Chigozie and 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 (Movie/TV Series)

Mike Barnitt- Oloibiri

Pius Fatoke and Mzukisi Mtshiselo- 93 Days

Richard Mohlari/ Dave Hawkins- Vaya

Solomon Emmanuel- 76

Jean Niemandt- Mrs Right Guy

Best Make Up Artist (Movie/ TV Series)

Chinwe Elovah- 76

Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola/ Perekeme Odon- Oloibiri

Ronwyn Jarrett- Umililo

Thema Ozzy Smith/ Lola Maja-Okojevoh/ Adetunmi Imoteda- 93 Days

Dianne Allen- Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

Best Director

Adze Ugah- Mrs Right Guy

Steve Gukas- 93 Days

Curtis Graham- Oloibiri

Izu Ojukwu- 76

Robert O Peters- A Trip to Jamaica

Frank Rajah-Ghana Must Go

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

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo

93 Days – Bola Bello

Oloibiri – Chima Adighije

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Gary Smith

Ghana Must Go – Godwin Ashong

Best Soundtrack

Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts

93 Days – George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W

No Good Turn – Brymo

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

76 – Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

Best Cinematographer

Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah

93 Days – Yinka Edward

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Oloibiri – Curtis Graham

76 – Yinka Edward

Best Actress in a Drama

Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days

Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country

Rita Dominic – 76

Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration

Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya

Meg Ottamwa – Derailed

Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

Best Actor in a Drama

RMD – Oloibiri

Ramsey Nouah – 76

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter

Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

Femi Jacobs – Femi Jacobs

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

76 – Emmanuel Okomaiyi

The CEO – Tunde Babalola

A Trip to Jamaica – AY Makun

Oloibiri – Samantha Iwowo

Ghana Must Go – Tunde Babalolo

Vaya – Akin Omotoso

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 Movie West Africa

93 Days

76

Oloibiri

A Trip to Jamaica

The CEO

Best Movie South Africa

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Vaya

The Jakes are Missing

All About Love

Best Movie East Africa

Aisha

Kati Kati

Epidemic

Homecoming

Best Overall Movie

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Aisha

93 Days

76

Naomba Niseme

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 Television Series

Jenifa’s Diary

Sokhulu and Partners

Duplicity

Beneath the Lies

Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)

Urembo

Siri Ya Mtungi (Season 2)

Mganga Bomba

Fihi

Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo)

Amonye-bu-onye

Obi-Eze

Obi Nwanyi

Mmakwara series

Ikpe Omuma

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa)

Salim

Mafarin Tafiya

Yaki Da Zuciya

Maula

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba)

Somewhere In The Dark

Ode Iku

Ajoke Aiye

Tobajewo

Iman

Best Costume Designer

Pat Egwurube- 76

Dele Akinyele/Chelsea Oliver- Oloibiri

Chiemela Nwagboso/ Asantewa Clara Adjoa- Ghana Must Go

Shileola Ibironke and Mojisola Sapara- Casino

Obijie- King Invincible

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 (Movie/TV Series)

Nnodim Chigozie and 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 (Movie/TV Series)

Mike Barnitt- Oloibiri

Pius Fatoke and Mzukisi Mtshiselo- 93 Days

Richard Mohlari/ Dave Hawkins- Vaya

Solomon Emmanuel- 76

Jean Niemandt- Mrs Right Guy

Best Make Up Artist (Movie/ TV Series)

Chinwe Elovah- 76

Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola/ Perekeme Odon- Oloibiri

Ronwyn Jarrett- Umililo

Thema Ozzy Smith/ Lola Maja-Okojevoh/ Adetunmi Imoteda- 93 Days

Dianne Allen- Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

Best Director

Adze Ugah- Mrs Right Guy

Steve Gukas- 93 Days

Curtis Graham- Oloibiri

Izu Ojukwu- 76

Robert O Peters- A Trip to Jamaica

Frank Rajah-Ghana Must Go