Jackie Appiah And Shirley Frimpong Manso

Jackie Appiah And Shirley Frimpong Manso

All too soon, the AfricaMagic Viewers? Choice Awards (AMVCA) has finally arrived. In less than 24 hours, deserving winners would be announced. Looking at it, the award is here to stay for good.

It?s another opportunity for movie makers, doers and shakers of the African cinema to converge at one venue in Lagos, the heart of African movies to celebrate their achievements over the past few years.

African Cinema has come a long way and needs to be celebrated in grand style and this is what is going to be done tomorrow, March 9 at the Eko Suites Hotels.

GhanaCelebrities.Com has been selected to cover this year?s awards and yesterday, a representative touched down at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Nigeria with other Ghanaian celebrities to be part of the awards ceremony.

We will therefore bring you all the excitement from Lagos?Stick with us for all the exclusive reports, interviews and photos (You know how we go in for it all?).

The atmosphere at the airport yesterday as aircrafts that conveyed reps from other African countries touched down was exceptional. Celebrities and nominees had a tough time at the airport as onlookers [and some officials at the airport] try to steal every opportunity to snap photos with the Africa movie stars.

AMVCA nominee  in the ?Best Actress in a Drama? category-Jackie Appiah who was in a company of her manager Samira Yakubu, actor and movie producer, Roger Quartey and Majid Michel had a tough time getting through the crowd at the airport.

As the actress stepped out to take photos after photos with the teeming fans, the look on her face was that of someone who was probably thinking of how best to beat off the challenge of her other nominees in the category which will be keenly contested between Bubu Mazibuko, Nolwazi Shange and Nollywood?s heavyweights Genevieve Nnaji and Funke Akindele.

Still at the airport, I asked if she was confident that she would win. She sighed, waited a while and murmured with a smile. She said ?Ebenezer, it?s going to be tough?.

With two nominations in the ?Best Sound Editor? category, rapper E.L. appeared very sober at the airport as most of the people didn?t really know who he was. Just like Jackie Appiah, E.L. might be wondering how he can possibly go back to Ghana with one of the two awards from the movies ?Perfect Picture? and ?A Sting In A Tale?.

The smile on the faces of other nominees and invited guests of AMVCA shows their readiness and high expectation for the maiden edition of the awards.

Over 26 categories to be awarded to both on-the-screen and behind-the-screen professionals on Saturday and Africa can?t wait for this great day.

The AfricaMagic Viewers? Choice Awards will be screened LIVE to over 50 countries on the African continent, on DStv starting at 19:00 CAT with an exciting, live, one-hour red carpet pre-show to be hosted by Denrele Edun, Helen Paul, Uti Nwachukwu, Dolapo Oni and Eku Edewor (53 Extra), Lawrence Maleka (StarGist) plus Nic Wang?ondu and Sarah Hassan (Mashariki Mix).

There will be a Cocktail Event at the event?s ground; Eko Hotel. Let me leave you here, as I get ready for tonight?s event.

Watch out for exclusive coverage on here and have a look at the nominations below again. Other nominees from Ghana are expected to arrive today. When we spot them, we will let you know.

1. Best Actor ? Drama (Movies/TV)

Fabian Adeoye Lojede ? Jacob?s CrossOC Ukeje ? Two Brides and a BabyKenneth Uphopho ? Down & OutEdward Kagutuzi ? The Mirror BoyJafta Mamabolo ? Otelo Burning

2. Best Actress ? Drama (Movies/TV)

Bubu Mazibuko ? Man on GroundGenevieve Nnaji ? The Mirror BoyNolwazi Shange ? Otelo BurningFunke Akindele ? MaamiJACKIE APPIAH ? PERFECT PICTURE

3. Best Supporting Actor ? Drama (Movies/TV)

Fabian Adeoye Lojede ? Man on GroundOsita Iheme ? The Mirror BoyThomas Gumede ? Otelo BurningMatthew Nabwiso ? A Good Catholic GirlKalu Ikeagwu ? Two Brides and a Baby

4. Best Supporting Actress ? Drama (Movies/TV)

Thishiwe Ziqubu ? Man on GroundHarriet Manamela ? Otelo BurningRegina Chukwu ? AkunTaiwo Atigogo ? Old Cargo Young BloodMaureen Koech ? Lies that Bind

5. Best Actor ? Comedy (Movies/TV)

Hafiz Oyetoro ? House a PartKunle Bamtefa ? Glorious JourneyBovi Ugboma ? The Bovi Ugboma ShowFrancis Odega ? Clinic MattersIkhide Isaac ? Wanna Be

6. Best Actress ? Comedy (Movies/TV)

Funke Akindele ? The Return of JenifaLilian Esoro ? Clinic MattersMercy Johnson ? Dumebi the Dirty Girl

7. Best Costume Designer

Ngozi Obasi ? The Mirror BoyJAYNE AWOONOR-WILLIAMS ? PERFECT PICTUREFrank Osodi Richard ? Two Brides and a BabyPreston Mwila ? KawanuNkiru Nwauzor ? Spider

8. Best Short Film

Christopher Ihidero ? Big DaddyNgendo Mukii ? Yellow FeverUdoka Oyeka ? Down & Out

9. Best Writer ? Comedy

Tim Greene ? SkeemSHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO ? PERFECT PICTUREPaul Igwe ? Clinic MattersBovi Ugboma ? The Bovi Ugboma ShowTeru Ekuerhale ? Wanna Be

10. Best Sound Editor

Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky ? Man on GroundJuli vanden Berg & Tiago Correia-Paulo ? Otelo BurningObi Emelonye ? The Mirror BoyELORM ADABLAH ? PERFECT PICTUREELORM ADABLAH ? A STING IN A TALE

11. Best Movie Director

Tim Greene ? SkeemAkin Omotoso ? Man on GroundObi Emelonye ? The Mirror BoySara Blecher ? Otelo BurningSHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO ? PERFECT PICTURE

12. Best Lighting Designer

Dave Howe ? Otelo BurningEleazu Texas ? Two Brides and a BabyOluwole Olawoyin ? MaamiTerry Emmanuel ? Down and OutKEN ATTOH ? PERFECT PICTURE

13. Best Art Director

Bola Belo ? MaamiCarol Mbugua ? Lies that BindH. Mulenga ? Kawanu BernardBlessing Effiom Egbe ? Two Brides and a BabyAnita van Hemert & Chantel Carter ? Otelo Burning

14. Best Movie (Drama/Comedy)

Tim Greene ? SkeemAkin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene ? Man on GroundJamie Ramsay ? Jozi KingSara Blecher ? Otelo BurningObi Emelonye ? The Mirror Boy

15. Best Picture Editor

Megan Gilli ? Otelo BurningAryan Kaganof ? Man on GroundShola Ayorinde ? Two Brides and a BabyReg Chuhi & Kevin Ireri ? Lies that BindKayode Afolabi ? Clinic Matters

16. Best Movie (Comedy)

Tim Greene ? SkeemChinedu Ezenwa ? Wisdom of Thomas CollinsKunle Afolayan ? Phone SwapFunke Akindele ? The Return of JenifaGeorge Edmund ? Open Fire 2

17. Best Movie (Drama)

Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene ? Man on GroundObi Emelonye ? The Mirror BoySara Blecher ? Otelo BurningKEN ATTOH ? ADAMS APPLEKEN ATTOH ? A STING IN A TALE

18. Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)

Tunde Kelani ? MaamiRegina Chukwu ? AkunGbajumo Oladipo ? Ariyeke

19. Best Local Language Movie (Hausa)

Aminu Abdullahi/Hafizu Bello ? AsirkaAminu Abdullahi ? YunkuriA. Ali/Hafizu Bello ? Faida Nura

20. Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili)

Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava ? The Ray of HopeHenry Lenga ? SakalakataRudi Nyumbani Quentin Hughes/Alex Konstantaras ? Zeinabu

21. Best Writer (Drama)

James Whyle/Sara Blecher/The Cast Workshop ? Otelo BurningObi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye ? The Mirror BoyBlessing Effiom Egbe ? Two Brides and a BabySHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO ? A STING IN A TALESHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO ? PERFECT PICTURE

22. Best Television Series

Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai ? The XYZ ShowKEN ATTOH/SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO ? PEEPLance Stehr ? Jozi Moving the CityBenjamin Odiwuor Abonyo ? DemiGodsPatricia Gichinga/David Campbell ? Makutano Junction

23. Best Cinematographer

Clive Norman ? The Mirror BoyTom Marais ? SkeemPaul Michelson ? Man on GroundLance Gewer ? Otelo BurningSarafa Abagun ? Maami

24. Best Make-Up Artist

Jacqui Bannermen ? Otelo BurningGabriel Okorie ? The Mirror BoyBiola Poopola ? Tales of Eve JAYNE AWOONOR-WILLIAMS ? PERFECT PICTURE Christin Ngoma ? KawanuRelated Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

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