One of Nollywood’s finest artistes, Rita Dominic, won “Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)” for the movie “76” at the African Movies Viewers Choice Award, #AMVCA2017, after nearly two decades in the industry.
“76” also won “Best Overall Movie” with nominations in 14 categories at the #AMVCA2017.
“It is very important that we teach our children the events that helped shaped this country (Nigeria),” Dominic said on Saturday at the Eko Hotels, venue of the event in Lagos.
She also dedicated the award to “the unsung heroines”, the Army wives.
Overall, the historical movie “76” won five categories out of its 14 nominations.
The movie won three of the Big Four categories: best picture, best director and best actress.
“76” was closely followed by Oloibiri, which won three categories, while Vaya won two awards.
Sambasa Nzeribe, star of the movie “Slow Country”, edged Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Nouah and Richard Mofe-Damijo to win best actor in Africa.
The movie, 76, is a story told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier, accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Muhammed, the then Head-of State of Nigeria.
The event, hosted by Nigeria’s IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini from South Africa, which is the the ceremony’s fifth edition, made highlights of outstanding achievements in television and film during 2016, voted on by the general public.
Here are the winners at the AMVC Award night:
Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)
Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon
Best Costume Designer
76 – Pat Egwurube
Best Art Director
76 – Pat Nebo
Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)
Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)
Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson
Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)
93 Days – Elliot Sewape
Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer
Best Short Film or Online Video
Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series
Deborah Anugwa – Hustle
Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series
Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”
Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series
Meg Otanwa – “Hush”
Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series
David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”
Best M-Net original comedy series
Best M-Net original drama series
Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)
Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa)
Yaki Da Zuciya
Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba)
Somewhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola
Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo)
Best Soundtrack/ Original Score
The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade
Best TV series
Best Supporting Actress
Ebele Okaro – Four One Love
Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series)
Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married
Best Actor in a Comedy
Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine
Best Actress In Comedy
Best Movie East Africa
Best Movie West Africa
Best Movie South Africa
All About Love
Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)
Rita Dominic – 76
Best Actor in a Drama
Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Best Overall Movie
76 – Izu Ojukwu.