The stage is once again set as organizers of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards,AMVCAs, conclude plans to announce this evening the nominees of 2016 edition of the awards ceremony.
While expectations are high, there are indications, however, that Nigeria may not sustain the huge victory the country recorded during the last edition, where Kunle Afolayan’s movie, “October 1” scooped 13 nominations including the highly coveted Best Movie Drama and Best Movie of the Year, with other movies like Rita Dominic’s The Meeting; Lancelot Imasuen-Oduwa’s Invasion 1897; and AY Makun’s 30 Days in Atlanta earning multiple nominations.
The Regional Director, M-Net (West) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said, over 2,500 entries were received for this year’s awards, meaning that it’s going to be more competitive than ever.
As usual, voting starts in all the categories immediately after the announcement on a special live broadcast on all Africa Magic channels and closes on the 26th of February, 2016.
The nominee announcement, which will be hosted by ace Kenyan broadcaster Larry Madowo and popular Nigerian comedienne Chigurl, is once again brought to viewers across the continent by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and the headline sponsor, Amstel Malta.
“We are pleased to invite our viewers to tune in as Africa Magic announces nominees for the 2016 AMVCAs. The AMVCAs remain the most important celebration of film and television talent across Africa, and for the 2016 edition we have received over 2,500 entries. Everyone is undoubtedly excited and I urge viewers to tune in as we find out those who made the final cut,”Mrs Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said
Since the maiden edition in 2013, the AMVCAs have celebrated the contributions of African filmmakers, actors and technicians to the success of the continent’s film and television industry. With the fourth edition, which is scheduled to hold in March 2016, viewers can expect to see awards in categories ranging from acting, directing to scriptwriting and cinematography, to newly announced categories like the Best Movie for West Africa, Best Movie for East Africa, and Best Movie for Southern Africa.
source : vanguard