Rita Dominic wins best actress award at AMVCA
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.
“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.
The event, hosted byNigeria’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): Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon – Oloibiri
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): Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson – Oloibiri
Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series): Elliot Sewape – 93 Days
Best Cinematographer: Lance Gewer – Happiness is a Four Letter Word
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): Somewhere 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 a 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
Best Director: 76 – Izu Ojukwu