Monday, March 11, 2013

The inaugural Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards – winners

The Africa Magic network held the first ever Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards this weekend over two nights in Lagos, Nigeria. The events were hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Wimbai Mutinhiri.

The South African film Otelo Burning by Sara Blecher was the night's top film winning four awards including Best Movie (Overall). It also won three craft awards for Best Art Director, Best Make-up Artist and Best Lighting Designer.

Also capturing four awards was another South African film, Man on Ground by Nigerian director/actor Akin Omotoso. It won Best Director, as well as Best Cinematographer, Picture Editor and Sound Editor.

The Nigerian fantasy adventure The Mirror Boy by Obi Emelonye won for Best Movie (Drama). It also picked up Best Writer (Drama) and Best Costume Designer. Tim Greene won Best Movie (Comedy) and Best Writer (Comedy) for his work on the South African caper Skeem.

Complete list of winners for the inaugural Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards

Best Movie (Overall)
Otelo Burning, Sara Blecher

Best Movie (Drama)
The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye

Best Movie (Comedy)
Skeem, Tim Greene

Best Television Series
The XYZ Show, Godffrey (Gado) Mwampembwa and Marie Lora-Mungai

Best Local Language Movie (Swahili)
The Ray of Hope, Sameer Srivastava and Sanjni Srivastava

Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)
Maami, Tunde Kelani

Best Local Language Movie (Hausa)
Faida, Nura A Ali and Hafizu Bello

Best Movie Director
Man on Ground, Akin Omotoso

Best Writer (Drama)
The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye and Amaka Obi Emelonye

Best Writer (Comedy)
Skeem, Tim Greene

Best Cinematographer
Man on Ground, Paul Michelson

Best Short Film
Yellow Fever, Ngendo Mukii

Best Art Director
Otelo Burning, Anita van Hemert and Chantel Carter

Best Costume Designer
The Mirror Boy, Ngozi Obasi

Best Make-up Artist
Otelo Burning, Jacqui Bannermen

Best Lighting Designer
Otelo Burning, Dave Howe

Best Picture Editor
Man on Ground, Aryan Kaganof

Best Sound Editor
Man on Ground, Micheal Botha and Joel Assaizky

Best Actor Comedy
House a Part, Hafiz Oyetoro

Best Actor Drama
Two Brides and a Baby, OC Ukeje

Best Actress Comedy
Dumebi the Dirty Girl, Mercy Johnson

Best Actress Drama
Perfect Picture, Jackie Appiah

Best Supporting Actor Drama
A Good Catholic Girl, Matthew Nabwiso

Best Supporting Actress Drama
Lies that Bind, Maureen Koech

Industry Trailblazer Award
Ivie Okujaiye

Industry Merit Award
Olu Jacobs

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