The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) has ended public voting in the Best Actor or Best
Actress in a Leading or Supporting Role categories.
This year, winners under this category will now be determined by a select jury, as opposed to the
previous public voting system. This follows backlash from critics who say that star actors with huge
social media following sweep all the awards, and not the performer with the best acting.
In total, there will be 16 categories for non-voting, including Best Lead Actor and Actress, Best
Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Art Direction, Cinematography, and Costume Design, Best
Writing in a Movie and TV Series, Best Movie and TV Series, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, and Best
Sound Design, Editing, and Makeup.
Then eight categories for the audience voting, which include Best Scripted Africa Magic Original, Best
Unscripted Africa Magic Original, Best Digital Content Creator, Best Indigenous Language (for West, East,
and Southern Africa), Best Multichoice Talent Factory Film, and Best Indigenous Africa Magic Original.
AMVCA will be giving out 25 awards, with two special recognition awards during the ceremony set for
Lagos, in May 2024.