- Shirley Frimpong Manso wins AMVCA for 'Best Picture Editor' with her movie, 'Rebecca' starring Yvonne Okoro and Joseph Benjamin.
- Yvonne Nelson tweets suggesting that most awards in Africa are for cronies during live telecast of AMVCA.
- The biggest winners at the 2016 AMVCA were 'Dry' and 'Tell Me Sweet Something'.
- Ghanaian stars that graced the red carpet of the ceremony included John Dumelo and Majid Michel.
The 2016 AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2016 was held at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday night with Ghanaian filmmaker, Shirley Frimpong Manso winning the award for 'Best Picture Editor' .
She won the AMVCA for her latest movie, ' Rebecca' ahead of Vuyani Sondlo with 'Tell me Sweet Something', Chuka Ejorh's 'Road To Yesterday', Frankie Ogar's 'A Soldier’s Story and 'Special Crimes Unit: Lasgidi Cops' by Adeyemi Olowoshagba. The two-cast movie, 'Rebecca' features Joseph Benjamin and Yvonne Okoro.
Meanwhile, Ghanaian actress and movie producer Yvonne Nelson appeared left out of the awards as she sent a tweet out on Saturday during the live broadcast of the award ceremony, suggesting that the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards is for some few cronies. She tweet: "Most awards in Africa . #whotheycoolwithawards."
Other Ghanaian stars present at the event included John Dumelo, Majid Michel, Juliet Asante, Fred Nuamah, Berla Mundi.
Big winners at the 2016 AMVCA were the movies ‘Dry’ which won Overall Movie and Best Sound Editing; and ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ which won Best Cinematography as well as Best Directing.
Full list of winners:
Best Art Director – Frank Raja Arase for “The Refugees”
Best TV Series – Ariyike Oladipo for “Daddy’s Girls”
Best Makeup Artist– Louiza Calore for “Ayanda”
Best Short Film – Oluseyi Amuwa for “A Day With Death”
Best Writer – Trish Malone for “Ayanda”
Best Lighting – Stanley Ohikuare for “Common Man”
Best Cinematography – Paul Michaelson for “Tell Me Sweet Something”
Best Sound Editor – Marquez Jose Guillermo for “Dry”
Best Picture Editor – Shirley Frimpong-Manso for “Rebecca”
Best Costume Design – Uche Nancy for “Dry”
Best Local Language (Swahili) – Single Mtambalike for “Kitendawali”
Best Local Language (Hausa) – Salisu Balarabe for “Dadin Kowa”
Best Local Language (Yoruba) – Abiodun Jomoh & Jumoke Odetola for “Binta Ofege”
Best Local Language (Igbo) – Paul Igwe for “Usekwu Igbo”
Best Documentary – Remi Vaughan Richards for “Faaji Agba”
Best Supporting Actor – Sambassa Nseribe for “A Soldier’s Story”
Best Supporting Actress – Tunbosun Aiyedehin “Before 30”
Best Actor (Comedy) – Folarin Falz Falana for “Jenifa’s Diary”
Best Actress (Comedy) – Funke Akindele for “Jenifa’s Diary”
2016 AMVCA Trailblazer – Kemi Lala Akindoju
2016 AMVCA Industry Merit Awards – Bukky Ajayi & Sadiq Daba
Best Movie (Southern Africa) – “Lilongwe” by Joyce Mhango Chavula
Best Movie (Eastern Africa) – “Mapenzi” by Elizabeth Michael
Best Movie (Western Africa) – “Road To Yesterday” by Chinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji & Chichi Nwoko
Best Actress (Drama) – Adesua Etomi for “Falling”
Best Actor (Drama) – Daniel K. Daniel for “A Soldier’s Story”
Best Director – Akin Omotosho for “Tell Me Sweet Something”
Best Overall Movie – “Dry” by Stephanie Linus