One of Africa’s top actresses, the beautiful and extraordinarily talented Ghanaian born Jackie Appiah, has won the Best Actress Award in a Drama at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) in Lagos, Nigeria, for her outstanding performance in the movie “The Perfect Picture”. Jackie as she is commonly known, has won several accolades throughout her career and is regarded as Hollywood material because she brings naturalness to the screen with exceptional efficacy irrespective of the role she is cast in.
No matter what role she plays, Jackie engages audiences by immersing her charm into every aspect of her acting. An African movie queen who takes her career seriously, she has become a highly sought-after actress and a screen goddess. The incessant demand for her presence on the screen has seen her shuttling from Nollywood to Ghana, Freetown to California, securing leading roles in most major movie production. Her gracefulness on the set of most of her films has earned her the reputation of being a humble and respectful personality in the African film industry.
In fact, recently, she was invited to Sierra Leone by African Young Voices, to star alongside Desmond Elliot and a host of other Sierra Leonean actors, in a sensational new film, shot entirely in the country. The group’s Managing Director described Appiah as one of Africa’a best who has left a huge impact in the country on her short but fruitful visit. After filming in Sierra Leone, Jackie was off to another movie stint in California. Jackie was also the recipient of the outstanding Youth Award from Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, after her trip to Freetown, the Sierra Leone capital.
The AMVCAs, award is sponsored by Nigeria’s malt drink manufacturer, Amstel Malta, in association with MultiChoice. The Award recognizes Africa’s best film and television talents and is hosted by IK Osakioduwa of Big Brother, and Vimbai Muntinhiri of StarGist.
List of winners:
Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV) OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby
Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV) Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture
Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV) Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl
Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV) Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind
Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV) Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part
Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV) Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl
Best Costume Designer Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy
Best Short Film Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever
Best Writer – Comedy Tim Greene – Skeem
Best Sound Editor Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground
Best Movie Director Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Best Lighting Designer Dave Howe – Otelo Burning
Best Art Director Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning
Best Movie (Comedy) Tim Greene – Skeem
Best Picture Editor Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground
Best Movie (Drama) Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground
Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba) Tunde Kelani – Maami
Best Local Language Movie (Hausa) A.
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