The 2017 of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), popularly known as Africa’s Oscars, will air Saturday evening.

’76, 93 Days and Oloibiri are three of the highest nominated movies.

Both 93 Days and ‘76 are vying for the best movie award while veterans, Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Nouah, and Richard Mofe-Damijo are in the contest for the best actor award.

Nominations for the award was released in December 2016, with 76 topping the list with 14 nods.

The historical drama was followed closely by 93 Days, a movie about the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, and Oloibiri.

They each had 13 nominations while A trip to Jamaica had five nominations.

’76, produced by Izu Ojukwu, is a story about of a young pregnant woman, and her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of Murtala Mohammed.

Niyi Akinmolayan’s film about sexual assault, The Arbitration, and The CEO by Kunle Afolayan each had two nominations.

The award ceremony, which will be broadcast live on DStv, will feature performances by Timi Dakolo, Waje, Lira, among others.

The event will be hosted by IK Osakioduwa and South African media personality, Minnie Dlamini.

The AMVCA which began in 2013 is now in its fifth edition.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Supporting Actress

Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked

Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days

Adunni Ade – It’s Her Day

Ebele Okaro – Ebele Okaro

Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars and a Clef

Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Namundi Mbusi – Vaya

Best Supporting Actor Movie/TV series

Gideon Okeke – 93 Days

Warren Vasemole – Vaya

Kofi Adjorlolo – Ghana Must Go

Mpho Sebeng – The Jakes Are Missing

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

Nkem Owoh – Ghana Must Go

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo

93 Days – Bola Bello

Oloibiri – Chima Adighije

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Gary Smith

Ghana Must Go – Godwin Ashong

Best Soundtrack

Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts

93 Days – George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W

No Good Turn – Brymo

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

76 – Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

Best Cinematographer

Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah

93 Days – Yinka Edward

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Oloibiri – Curtis Graham

76 – Yinka Edward

Best Actress in a Drama

Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days

Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country

Rita Dominic – 76

Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration

Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya

Meg Ottamwa – Derailed

Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

Best Actor in  a Drama

RMD – Oloibiri

Ramsey Nouah – 76

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter

Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

Femi Jacobs –  Femi Jacobs

Best Actress in a Comedy

Tina Mba – Meet the In-Laws

Uche Jombo – Wives on Strike

Dineo Moeketsi – Mrs Right Guy

Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike

Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary

Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica

Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike

Best Writer

76 – Emmanuel Okomaiyi

The CEO – Tunde Babalola

A Trip to Jamaica – AY Makun

Oloibiri – Samantha Iwowo

Ghana Must Go – Tunde Babalolo

Vaya – Akin Omotoso

Best Actor in a Comedy

Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

Ayo Makun – A Trip to Jamaica

Bovi Ugboma – It’s Her Day

Blossom Chukwujekwu – Ghana Must Go

Mike Ezuruonye – Brother Jekwu

Okey Uzoeshi – The Life of a Nigerian Couple

Amechi Munagor – Meet the In-Laws

Best Movie West Africa

93 Days

76

Oloibiri

A Trip to Jamaica

The CEO

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

Kati Kati

Epidemic

Homecoming

Best Overall Movie

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Aisha

93 Days

76

Naomba Niseme

Best Short Film or Online Video

Ireti

Loot

Meet the Parents

Cat Face

Light Diaries: Spin Around

Best Documentary

Roots Gambia

Makoko: Futures Afloat

Alison

Amaka’s Kin: The Women of Nollywood

Petra’s Nebatean Heritage

Best Picture Director

Oloibiri

Vaya

76

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

93 Days

Best Costume Design

76

Oloibiri

Ghana Must Go

Casino

King Invincible

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Swahili)

Siri Ya Mtungi

Mganga Bomba

Fihi

Zilizala

Urembo

Best TV series

Jenifa’s Diary

Sokhulu and Partners season 3

Duplicity

Beneath the Lies

Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story



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