Otelo Burning shines at AMVCA


South African movie Otelo Burning took home four awards at the 2013 AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) that was held in association with MultiChoice on 9 March in Lagos, Nigeria.

Sara Blecher’s highly lauded Otelo Burning won Best Movie at the event. In total, South Africa took home 10 awards on Saturday night, while Nigeria won seven and Kenya and Ghana were also awarded for their filmmaking efforts.

 The AMVCA winners are:

Best Movie (Overall)

Otelo Burning – Sara Blecher

Best Movie (Comedy)

Skeem – Tim Greene

Best Movie (Drama)

The Mirror Boy – Obi Emelonye

Best TV Series

The XYZ Show – Godfrey Mwampembwa and Marie Lora-Mungai

Best Local Language (Swahili)

The Ray of Hope – Sameer and Sanjni Srivastava

Best Local Language (Yoruba)

Maami – Tunde Kelani

Best Local Language (Hausa)

Faida – Nura A Ali and Hafizu Bello

Best Movie Director

Man on Ground – Akin Omotoso

Best Writer (Drama)

The Mirror Boy – Obi Emelonye and Amaka Obi Emelonye

Best Writer (Comedy)

Skeem – Tim Greene

Best Cinematographer

Man on Ground – Paul Michelson

Best Short Film

Yellow Fever – Ngendo Mukii

Best Art Director – Otelo Burning

Anita van Hemert and Chantel Carter    

Best Costume Designer

The Mirror Boy – Ngozi Obasi

Best Make-up Artist

Otelo Burning – Jacqui Bannermen

Best Lighting Designer

Otelo Burning – Dave Howe

Best Picture Editor

Man on Ground – Aryan Kaganof

Best Sound Editor

Man On Ground – Michel Botha and Joel Assaizky

Best Actor (Comedy)

House Apart – Hafiz Oyetoro

Best Actress (Comedy)

Dumebi The Dirty Girl – Mercy Johnson

Best Actor (Drama)

Two Brides and a Baby – O.C Ukeje

Best Actress (Drama)

Perfect Picture – Jackie Appiah

Best Supporting Actor (Drama)

A Good Catholic Girl – Matthew Nabwiso

Best Supporting Actress (Drama)

Lies That Bind – Maureen Koech


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