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Rita Dominic wins best actress award at AMVCA

Rita Dominic and Ramsey Noah on set of 76.

Nollywood finest, Rita Dominic won “Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)” for the movie 76 at the African Movies Viewers Choice Award #AMVCA2017, after nearly two decades in the industry.

“It is very important that we teach our children the events that helped shaped this country (Nigeria)”, Rita said on Saturday at the Eko Hotels, venue of the event in Lagos.

She also dedicated the award to “the unsung heroines”, the Army Wives. 76 also won “Best Overall Movie” with nominations in 14 categories at the #AMVCA2017.

The movie 76, is a story told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, the then Head-of State of Nigeria.

The event, hosted byNigeria’s IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini from South Africa, the ceremony’s fifth edition made highlights of outstanding achievement in television and film during the 2016, voted on by the general public.

Here are the winners at the AMVC Award night:
Trailblazer Award: Somkele Idhalama

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series): Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon – Oloibiri

Best Costume Designer: 76 – Pat Egwurube

Best Art Director: 76 – Pat Nebo

Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series): Vaya

Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series): Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson – Oloibiri

Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series): Elliot Sewape – 93 Days

Best Cinematographer: Lance Gewer – Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Best Documentary: Alison

Best Short Film or Online Video: Cat Face

Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series: Deborah Anugwa – Hustle

Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series: Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”

Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series: Meg Otanwa – “Hush”

Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series: David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”

Best M-Net original comedy series: The Johnsons

Best M-Net original drama series: Tinsel

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili): Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa): Yaki Da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba): Somewhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo): Amoye-Bu-Onye

Best Soundtrack/ Original Score: The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

Best TV series: Jenifa’s Diary

Best Writer: Vaya

Best Supporting Actress: Ebele Okaro – Four One Love

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series): Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

Best Actor in a Comedy: Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

Best Actress In Comedy; Funke Akindele

Best Movie East Africa: Kati Kati

Best Movie West Africa: Oloibiri

Best Movie South Africa: All About Love

Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series): Rita Dominic – 76

Best Actor in a Drama: Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Best Overall Movie: 76

Best Director: 76 – Izu Ojukwu

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