Artwork for the announcement of the nominees for the 2017 AMVCAs

On Wednesday, 14 December, the nominees for the fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were revealed. 

Announcing the nominees was the duo of popular Nigerian actress and TV presenter, Michelle Dede, and renowned Kenyan actor, radio presenter and TV host Fareed Khimani during a special live broadcast which aired on all Africa Magic channels on DStv.

Here are the nominees:

Best Movie (South Africa)
Mrs Right Guy
Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Vaya
The Jakes Are Missing
All About Love

Best Movie (East Africa)
Aisha
Naomba Niseme
Kati Kati
Epidemic
Homecoming

Best Movie (West Africa)
93 Days Movie
76
Oloibiri
A Trip to Jamaica
The C.E.O.

Best Television Series
Jenifa's Diary
Sokhulu and Partners
season 3
Duplicity
Beneath The Lies
Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)
Urembo
Siri Ya Mtungi season 2
Mganga Bomba
Fihi
Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo)
Amonye-Bu-Onye
Obi-Eze
Obi Nwanyi
Mmakwara Series
Ikpe Omuma

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa)
Salim
Mafarin Tafiya
Yaki Da Zuciya
Maula

Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Imeh Bishop Umoh - The Boss Is Mine
Ayo Makun - A Trip To Jamaica
Bovi - It's Her Day
Blossom Chukwujekwu - Ghana Must Go
Mike Ezuronye - Brother Jekwu
Okey Uzoeshi - The Life of a Nigerian Couple
Amechi Muonagor - Meet The In Laws

Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Tina Mba - Meet The In Laws
Dineo Moeketsi - Mrs Right Guy
Chioma Akpotha - Wives on Strike
Funke Akindele - Jenifa's Diary
Uche Jombo-Rodriguez - A Trip To Jamaica
Omoni Oboli - Wives on Strike

Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Bimbo Akintola - 93 Days Movie
Ivie Okujaye-Egboh - Slow Country
Rita Dominica - 73
Adesua Etomi - The Arbitration 
Zimkhitha Nyoka - Vaya
Meg Otanwa - Derailed
Hannah Ojo - Love Is A Prank

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Warren Masemola - Vaya
Kofi Adjorlolo - Ghana Must Go
Mpho Sebeng - The Jakes Are Missing
Rotimi Salami - Just Not Married
Gideon Eche-Okeke - 93 Days Movie
Elsaphan Njora - Kati Kati
Nkem Owoh - Ghana Must Go

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Ebele Okaro Onyuike - Four One Love
Somkele Idhalama - 93 Days Movie
Kehinde Bankole - 8 Bars & A Clef
Adunni Ade - It's Her Day
Ivie Okujaiye - Something Wicked
Khanyi Mbau - Happiness Is A Four Letter Word
Namonde Mbusi - Vaya

Best Cinematographer (Movie/TV Series)
Adze Ugah - Mrs Right Guy
Yinka Edward - 93 Days Movie
Lance Gewer - Happiness Is A Four Letter Word
Curtis Graham - Oloibiri
Yinka Edward - 76

Best Short Film
Tope Oshin - Ireti
Greg Rom - Loot
Lonzo Nzekwe - Meet The Parents
Ogo Okpue - Cat Face
Melissa Haiden - LIght Diaries: Spin Around

Best Documentary
Roots - Gambia
Makoko: Futures Aflota
Alison
Amaka's Kin - The Women of Nollywood
Petra's Nabatean Heritage

Best Art Director
76
93 Days Movie
Oloibiri
Happiness Is A Four Letter Word
Ghana Must Go

Best Costume Designer
76
Oloibiri
Ghana Must Go
Casino
King Invincible

Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series)
93 Days Movie
Olobiri
76
Happiness Is A Four Letter Word
A Trip To Jamaica

Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV Series)
Oloibiri
Vaya
76
93 Days Movie
Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series)
Oloibiri
93 Days Movie
Vaya
76
Mrs Right Guy

Best Soundtrack/Original Score (Movie/TV Series)
Oloibiri
93 Days Movie
No Good Turn
The Encounter
76

Best Make-Up Artist (Movie/TV Series)
76
Oloibiri
Umililo
93 Days Movie
Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

Best Director 
Adze Ugah - Mrs Right Guy
Steve Gukas - 93 Days Movie
Curtis Graham - Oloibiri
Izu Ojukwu - 76
Robert O Peters - A Trip To Jamaica
Frank Rajah - Ghana Must Go

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba)
Somewhere In The Dark
Ode Iku
Ajoke Aiye
Tobajewo
Iman

Best Overall Movie 2016 (Africa)
Mrs Right Guy
Happiness Is A Four Letter Word
Aisha
Naomba Niseme
93 Days Movie
76

Voting for the AMVCAs opens from midnight on Wednesday, 14 December and closes on 24 February 2017.

To find out more on the nominees and voting for the AMVCAs, please logon to www.africamagic.tv