Logo for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards

Preparations for the fourth edition of the prestigious AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) kicks into yet another gear as nominees will be announced on Friday 11 December 2015.

DStv audiences should tune in to catch the announcement which airs on all AfricaMagic channels at 21:30 CAT. Public voting opens immediately after the announcement and closes on 26 February 2016.

The nominee announcement, which will be hosted by Kenyan broadcaster Larry Madowo and popular Nigerian comedienne Chigurl, is once again brought to viewers across the continent by AfricaMagic in association with MultiChoice and the headline sponsor, Amstel Malta.

The Director of M-Net (West) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “We are pleased to invite our viewers to tune in as AfricaMagic 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 who made the final cut.”

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 for 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.

To find out more about the AMVCAs and all the nominees for the 2016 edition, remember to tune in to any AfricaMagic channel on DStv on Friday 11 of December at 21:30 CAT.