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AMVCA 10: Competitive Title Line Up, Snubs and A Sense of Film Taste

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Nollywood Industry and audiences are basking in the news of the various category nominations of the AMVCA’s – Here is a title tally, hot topic snubs and everything you need to know!

Fascinating to see the unreleased title from Tosin Otudeko, Over The Bridge, getting the highest nods with 12 categories including Best Director and Best Writing

Swipe to see which title had the highest nods and head over to our site to see full nominations

For every AMVCA nomination, there is always an audience favourite title or talent whose names are missing in action and this year is no exception. Here are some glaring snubs for this year

Jide Kene (A Tribe Called Judah) – Best Actor
Chimezie Imo (Breath of Life) – Best Actor
Tobi Makinde (A Tribe Called Judah) – Best Actor
Ade Laoye (The Black Book) – Best Actress
Bukunmi Oluwa Shina (Jagun Jagun)- Best Actress
Uzoamaka Anuinoh (Mami Wata) – Best Actress
Kehinde Bankole (Sista) – Best Actress
Laura Pepple (This is Lagos) – Best Supporting Actress
Bisola Aiyeola – Best Supporting Actress
The Black Book – Best Cinematography

Another interesting angle is the range of the 7 titles nominated for best movie and the route of distribution

1 TBD – Over the Bridge
2 Theatrical releases – ATCJ, MamiWata
2 Commissioned title – Breath of Life, Blood Vessel
2 – Acquired titles for streaming platforms

The above showcases exemplary industry growth exhibited in the year 2023 and how Nigerian producers pushed the limitations of product financing and access

In closing, this year’s AMVCA brings to the test the newly implemented judging system, bringing to death the popular voting system that had been used for the past 8 editions. We await May 2024 when winners will be announced, congratulated and celebrated

Full list of Nominees

Best Digital Content

  • National Treasure – Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay)
  • Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement – Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi)
  • Hello Neighbour – Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina idoko and Jemima Osunde
  • The Boyfriend – Maryam Apaokagi-Greene

Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa)

  • Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)
  • Jagun Jagun (Femi Adebayo)
  • Ijogbon (Kunle Afolayan)
  • Orisa (Odunlade Adekola)
  • Nana Akoto (Kwabena Gyansah)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alexx Ekubo (Afamefuna)
  • Demola Adedoyin (Breath of Life)
  • Itele d Icon (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)
  • Gregory Ojefua (This is Life)
  • Timini Egbuson (A Tribe Called Judah)
  • Levi Chikere (Blood Vessel)
  • Ropo Ewenla (Over the Bridge)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Joke Silva (Over the Bridge)
  • Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  • Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book)
  • Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life)
  • Eliane Umuhire (Omen)
  • Tana Adelana (Ijogbon – Chaos)
  • Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)

Best Lead Actor

  • Wale Ojo (Breath of Life)
  • Stan Nze (Afamefuna)
  • Marc Zinga (Omen)
  • Gideon Okeke (Egun)
  • David Ezekiel (Blood Vessel)
  • Richard Mofe Damijo (The Black Book)
  • Adedimeji Lateef (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  • Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos)

Best Lead Actress

  • Segilola Ogidan (Over the Bridge)
  • Lucie Debay (Omen)
  • Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)
  • Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
  • Adaobi L. Dibor (Blood Vessel)
  • Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata)
  • Kehinde Bankole (Adire)
  • Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)

Best Cinematography

  • Mami Wata (Lílis Soares)
  • Blood Vessel (Gideon Chukwu)
  • Over The Bridge (KC Obiajulu)
  • Breath of Life (Ola Cardoso)
  • Jagun Jagun – The Warrior (Adeoluwa Owu)
  • Ijogbon – Chaos (Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe)
  • Omen (Joachim Philippe)

Best Editing

  • Chuka Ejorh And Onyekachi Banjo (Over The Bridge)
  • Holmes Awa (Breath of Life)
  • Alex Kamau And Victor Obok (Volume)
  • Dayo Nathaniel (Ogeere – Earth)
  • Antonio Ribeiro (The Black Book)
  • Nathan Delannoy (Mami Wata)

Best Sound Design

  • Ava Momoh (Over the Bridge)
  • Daniel Pellerin and Amin Bhatia (Kipkemboi)
  • Grey Jones Ossai x2 (Breath of Life and Blood Vessel)
  • Samy Bardet (Mami Wata)

Best Art Direction

  • Blood Vessel (Victor Akpan)
  • Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade)
  • Breath of Life (Okechukwu Frost Nwankwo, Kelechi Odu)
  • The Black Book (Pat Nebo and Chima Temple)
  • Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Tunji Afolayan)
  • Mami Wata (C.J Fiery Obasi)
  • Omen (Eve Martin)

Best Costume Design

  • Demola Adeyemi (Over The Bridge)
  • Bolanle Austin Peters, Ituen Basi, Folake Coker and Clement Effanga (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti)
  • Lola Awe (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)
  • Bunmi Demilola Fashina (Mami Wata)
  • Daniel Obasi (Breath of Life)

Best Makeup

  • Francesca Otaigbe (Over the Bridge)
  • Campbell Precious (Mami Wata)
  • Hadizat Gambo (Mojisola)
  • Hakeem Onilogbo (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  • Feyisayo Oyebisi (A Tribe Called Judah)

Best Writing TV Series

  • Skinny Girl in Transit (Season 7)
  • Wura (Season 2)
  • Visa on Arrival
  • MTV Shuga Naija
  • Volume
  • Masquerades of Aniedo
  • Slum King

Best Writing in a Movie

  • Breath of Life (BB Sasore)
  • Over The Bridge (Tosin Otudeko)
  • Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Tunde Babalola)
  • Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Adebayo Tijani)
  • Afamefuna (Anyanwu Sandra Adaora)
  • A Tribe Called Judah (Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele, Collins Okoh and Akinlabi Ishola)
  • Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)

Best Director

  • Moses Inwang (Blood Vessel)
  • Adebayo Tijani And Tope Adebayo (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  • BB Sasore (Breath of Life)
  • Johnscott Enah (Half Heaven)
  • C.J. Fiery Obasi (Mami Wata)
  • Kayode Kasum (Afamefuna)
  • Tolu Ajayi (Over The Bridge)

Best Movie

  • Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
  • Breath of Life
  • Over The Bridge
  • Blood Vessel
  • A Tribe Called Judah
  • The Black Book
  • Mami Wata

Best Documentary

  • Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
  • Lobola, A Bride’s True Price?
  • Empalikino (Forgiveness)
  • The Water Manifesto: Osun (Water for Gold)
  • Sowing Hope

Best Scripted Series

  • Volume
  • Wura (Season 2)
  • Slum King
  • Itura
  • Chronicles

Best Unscripted Series

  • Lol Naija (Season 1)
  • Nightlife In Lasgidi
  • The Real Housewives Of Lagos (Season 2)
  • Gh Queens (Season 2)
  • Mutale Mwanza Unscripted (Season 1)

Best Indigenous Language (East Africa)

  • Where The River Divides
  • Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
  • Wandongwa
  • Nakupenda
  • Itifaki

Best Indigenous Language (South Africa)

  • Service To Heart
  • Uncle Limbani
  • Motshameko O Kotsi

Best Multichoice Talent Factory Movie

  • Grown
  • Her Dark Past
  • Somewhere in Kole
  • Full Time Husband
  • The 11th Commandment
  • Mfumukazi

Best Scripted M-Net Original

  • Slum King
  • Half Open Window
  • Itura
  • The Passenger
  • Magic Room

Best Unscripted M-Net Original

  • What Will People Say
  • The Irabors’ Forever After
  • Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives)
  • Date My Family Zambia
  • Royal Qlique (Season 2)

Best Indigenous M-Net Original

  • The Passenger
  • Nana Akoto
  • Apo
  • Irora Iya
  • Love Transfusion (Kiapo Cha Damu)

Best Short Film

  • T’egbon T’aburo
  • Broken Mask
  • Eighteenth Year
  • Man and Masquerades
  • A Place Called Forward

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