Shirley Nana Akua Frimpong-Manso won the award for Best Picture Editor at this yearâ€™s Africa Magic Viewers Choice held Saturday in Lagos.
Miss Frimpong-Mansoâ€™s win was a huge statement for Ghana, which failed to go home with a single award last year. The serial winner was not present to receive the award but took to Twitter to express her excitement.
In its 4th year, this yearâ€™s ceremony, which kicked off Friday evening with a nominees cocktail party, played host to key industry professionals drawn from the continentâ€™s booming and emerging markets.
Still one of Africaâ€™s biggest nights in movies, the AMVCA acknowledges the contribution made by Pan African filmmakers, actors and technicians to the success of the continentâ€™s film & television industries. It honours the rich entrepreneurial and creative spirit of the African filmmaker.
Winners at tonightâ€™s event received the prestigious AMVCA trophy.
The AMVCA is appreciated by the continentâ€™s biggest players. Organizers maintain the scheme will endeavour to cultivate and inspire new talent within the various Pan African industries through its development programme. Content and technical Master Classes took place prior to the awards.
Ghanaâ€™s Patrick Asante of House of Eccentric lost out on the award for Best Costume Design for the Juliet-Asante-directed â€˜Silverrainâ€™ while Nana Mensah also lost in the Best Actress (Comedy) category. Juliet Asante missed out on winning the Best Movie in West Africa as well as the overall Best Movie award, which went to Stephanie Linusâ€™ â€˜Dryâ€™.
Ghanaâ€™s nominated duo of Majid Michel and Van Vicker in the Best Actor (Drama) were beaten to it by Daniel K. Daniel for the movie â€˜A Soldierâ€™s Storyâ€™.
This yearâ€™s ceremony was hosted by South African beauty Minenhle Dlamini and IK Osakioduwa.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE
Best Art Director â€“ Frank Raja Arase for â€œThe Refugeesâ€
Best TV Series â€“ Ariyike Oladipo for â€œDaddyâ€™s Girlsâ€
Best Makeup Artistâ€“ Louiza Calore for â€œAyandaâ€
Best Short Film â€“ Oluseyi Amuwa for â€œA Day With Deathâ€
Best Writer â€“ Trish Malone for â€œAyandaâ€
Best Lighting â€“ Stanley Ohikuare for â€œCommon Manâ€
Best Cinematography â€“ Paul Michaelson for â€œTell Me Sweet Somethingâ€
Best Sound Editor â€“ Marquez Jose Guillermo for â€œDryâ€
Best Picture Editor â€“ Shirley Frimpong-Manso for â€œRebeccaâ€
Best Costume Design â€“ Uche Nancy for â€œDryâ€
Best Local Language (Swahili) â€“ Single Mtambalike for â€œKitendawaliâ€
Best Local Language (Hausa) â€“ Salisu Balarabe for â€œDadin Kowaâ€
Best Local Language (Yoruba) â€“ Abiodun Jomoh & Jumoke Odetola for â€œBinta Ofegeâ€
Best Local Language (Igbo) â€“ Paul Igwe for â€œUsekwu Igboâ€
Best Documentary â€“ Remi Vaughan Richards for â€œFaaji Agbaâ€
Best Supporting Actor â€“ Sambassa Nseribe for â€œA Soldierâ€™s Storyâ€
Best Supporting Actress â€“ Tunbosun Aiyedehin â€œBefore 30â€
Best Actor (Comedy) â€“ Folarin Falz Falana for â€œJenifaâ€™s Diaryâ€
Best Actress (Comedy) â€“ Funke Akindele for â€œJenifaâ€™s Diaryâ€
2016 AMVCA Trailblazer â€“ Kemi Lala Akindoju
2016 AMVCA Industry Merit Awards â€“ Bukky Ajayi & Sadiq Daba
Best Movie (Southern Africa) â€“ â€œLilongweâ€ by Joyce Mhango Chavula
Best Movie (Eastern Africa) â€“ â€œMapenziâ€ by Elizabeth Michael
Best Movie (Western Africa) â€“ â€œRoad To Yesterdayâ€ by Chinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji & Chichi Nwoko
Best Actress (Drama) â€“ Adesua Etomi for â€œFallingâ€
Best Actor (Drama) â€“ Daniel K. Daniel for â€œA Soldierâ€™s Storyâ€
Best Director â€“ Akin Omotosho for â€œTell Me Sweet Somethingâ€
Best Overall Movie â€“ â€œDryâ€ by Stephanie Linus