AMVCA 2020: The Full List Of Nominations

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AMCVA 2020 Nominations

2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards nominees were announced tonight, the 6th of February 2020. The hosts were the newly- or not so newly-minted Mr. and Mrs. Ibrahim Suleiman and Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman. Speaking before the nominations were unveiled, Femi Odugbemi MNet renowned filmmaker and head of Jury that made the selection praised the stars and performances and noted that “Our filmmakers have come of age with more expansive and multi-layered stories.” He said the jury looked for that extra X in movies. “The AMVCA rewards excellence that has that extra and represents Africa to the world,” he commented, concluding that The nominees are “the best of the best.”

“Living in Bondage: Breaking Free” was the biggest winner with ten nominations. Individually, Ramsey Nouah was the MVP with four noms – three nominations for acting and one for co-directing “Living in Bondage” sequel. Toyin Abraham was nominated thrice and Zainab Balogun got nominated twice while one Ghananian movie “The Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later”, featured among the nominations as Gloria Sarfo got nominated for Best Supporting actress. Uzor Arukwe is a name you may not have heard but he has proved to be a comedian to reckon with with two nominations for best comedian.

Surprisingly, Africa Magic shunned their own by ignoring all their in-house dramas from “Tinsel” to “Ajoche” to “Battleground” and Basketmouth‘s “My Flatmates”. I am most pissed by the fact that “Halita” was ignored. I believe they did this in order not to appear biased against any particular show but they ended up hurting their shows and leaving a plethora of stars and performances go unrewarded. They added an unnecessary award for best-dressed guest male and female on the red carpet to be nominated and given out on the day of the awards.

Here are the full nominees in all the categories.

AMVCA 2020 Nominations

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series Nominees:

Richard Mofe Damijo (Rmd)Seven  

Ramsey Nouah – Living In Bondage: Breaking Free

Nkem Owoh – God Calling

Remilekun ‘Reminisce’ Safaru – King Of Boys

Pascal Tokodi – Disconnect

Best Writer in a Movie or TV Series Nominees:

BB Sasore – God Calling

Tosin Igho – Seven

Vanessa Kanu – Sylvia

Biodun Stephen – Joba

Nicole Asinugo and CJ Obasi – Living In Bondage: Breaking Free

Akay Mason and Yusuf Carew – Elevator Baby

Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) Nominees:

Shola Shobowale – King Of Boys

Zainab Balogun – Sylvia

Zainab Balogun – God Calling

Toyin Abraham – Elevator Baby

Kate Henshaw – The Ghost And The House Of Truth

Best Television Series Drama Or Comedy Nominees:

Jenifa’s Diary Funke Akindele

Truth – Anis Halloway

Life As It Is – Uche Odoh

Women – Uchenna Mbunabo

Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) Nominees:

Toyin Abraham – Bling Lagosians

Bimbo Ademoye – Looking For Baami

Funke Akindele – Moms At War

Toyin Abraham – Kasanova

Ebele OkaroSmash

Best Make-Up Category Nominees:

God Calling – Lilian Omozele Paul

The Foreigner’s God – Jude Odoh

King Of Boys – Hakeem Effects

Coming From Insanity – Bio Arimoro

Best Lighting Designer in a Movie or TV Series Nominees:

God Calling – Cardoso

Ratnik – Abiola Ladipo

Elevator Baby – Eleaxu Texas

Plan B – Odhiambo Walter

Best Documentary

Hidden Euphoria – Aderogba Adedeji

Skin – Beverly Naya

Against All Odds: A Tale Of Resilience – Aderemi Davies

Ibadan: Yoruba Heritage – Tunde Oladimeji

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series Nominees:

Toni TonesKing Of Boys

Eucharia Anunobi – The Foreigner’s God

Tina Mba – The Set Up

Mary Lazarus – Size 12 

Gloria Sarfo – The Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

Best Short Film or Online Video Nominees:

Oga John – Bolanle Akintomide

Thorn – Bola ‘Enigma’ Akanbi

Prueba – Stanlee Ohikuhare

Tokunbo – Bio Arimoro

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Igbo Nominees:

Isianyaocha – Brown Ene

Nekwa – Paul Igwe

Nne – Victor Iyke

Obiakpor – Evan Okechukwu

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Hausa Nominees

Tuntube – Muhammad T. Finisher

Mariya – Abubakar Bashir Abarawa

Rai – Muhammad Adam and Tundun Murtala

Sadauki – Hassan Giggs

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Yoruba Nominees:

Ronke Odusanya – Ajoji Godogbo 

Yewande Famakin – Alubarika

Oyebade Adebimpe – Adebimpe Omo Oba

Wumi Olabimtan – Intent

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Swahili

Raveet Sippy Chadh – Subira Timoth

Conrad Kachumka – Sema

Victor Gatonye –Dream Child

Joan Kabugu – Toy Car

Best Picture Editor Nominees:

God Calling – Holmes Awa

Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola

Living In Bondage – Antonio Rebeiro

Seven – Tosin Igho and Bryan Dike

Elevator Baby – Emiola Fagbenle

Best Movie East Africa Nominees:

Disconnect – Iman Mueke

Lost In Time – Edijoe Mwaniki

Plan B – Sarah Hassan

94 Terror – Mulinwa Richard

Best Movie Southern Africa Nominees:

Kukuri – Philippe Talavera

Dalitso – Abraham Kabwe

Kwacha – Cassie Kabwikta

The Beautiful Hen Behind Yao Mountain – Imran Kaisi

Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) Nominees:

Swanky JKALiving In Bondage: Breaking Free

Timini Egbuson – Elevator Baby

Efa Iwara – Seven

Gabriel Afolayan – Coming From Insanity

Ramsey Nouah – Levi

Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie or TV Series) Nominees:

Uzor Arukwe – Smash

Chibunna “Funny Bone” Stanley – Smash

Uzor Arukwe – Size 12

Ramsey Nouah – Merry Men 1

Etim Effiong – Plan B Daniel 

Best Costume Designer Movie or TV Series Nominees:

Living In Bondage – Olohigbe Nwagwu

The Foreigner’s God – Ifan Michael

Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola

King Of Boys – Yolanda Okereke

Best Cinematographer Nominees:

God Calling – Cardoso

Living In Bondage – John Demps

Ratnik – Niyi White, Gbenga Fifolabi and Abiola Ladipo

The Set Up – Mohammed Attah

Best Movie West Africa Nominees:

God Calling – Momo Spaine

Seven – Tosin Igho

Elevator Baby – Victoria Akujobi

Living In Bondage – Steve Gukas Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola

Best Director Nominees:

Living In Bondage – Steve Gukas and Ramsey Nouah

God Calling – Bb Sasore

The Set Up – Niyi Akinmolayan

King Of Boys – Kemi Adetiba

Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola

The Ghost And The House Of Truth – Akin Omotosho

Seven – Tosin Igho

Multichoice Talent Factory Award Nominees:

Life of Bim – West Africa

Dreamchaser – West Africa

Ensulo – East Africa

Promises – East Africa

Savana Skies – Southern Africa

The Painting – Southern Africa

Best Sound Track Movie/TV Series Nominees:

King Of Boys – Sess, Reminisce & Adekunle Gold “Original Gangster”

Living In Bondage – Larry Gaga and Flavour  “Tene”

God Calling – Ighwiyisi Jacobs “Stay With Me”

The Gift – Mercy Aghedo “The Gift”

Run -Timzil “Run”

Best Art Director Movie/TV Series Nominees:

Living In Bondage – Victor Afrigold, Ayanda Carter, Jim Franklin, Zimasa Ndamase

Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola, Iwaotan Olusola Roberts

God Calling – Omotola Alade

The Bling Lagosians – Bolanle Austen Peters

The awards will be given in a reception on the 14th of March, 2020. Voting for the categories open for public judgement has begun and will continue till 7th March.

Update: Here is the full list of winners

Image source: Africamagic

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