Mathew Nabwiso “Gilo” Wins big at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Best known for his role as Gilo in the TV Series “The Hostel”, Mathew Nabwiso becomes the first Ugandan to win an award at the inaugural Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards held in Nigeria over the weekend.

It was not however his TV performance that won him the award but rather a supporting role in the Matt Bish produced movie “Good Catholic Girl”.

Nominated against strong contenders such as Nigerian Actor Osita Iheme (of Aki and Ukwa fame), South African Actor Thomas Gumede, Nigerian Kalu Ikeagwu and Fabian Adeoye who plays Bola on the hit series Jacob’s Cross.

Winning this was definitely no small feat for the Ugandan Actor and hopefully this can now translate into a boast in the profile of the local movie industry.

See the List of All the winners at the 2013 Africa Viewers Choice Awards;

Best Movie (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim GreeneBest Movie (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye

Best Movie (Overall) – Otelo Burning, Sara Blecher

Best Television Series – The XYZ Show, Godffrey (Gado) Mwampembwa and Marie Lora-Mungai

Best Local Language Swahili – The Ray of Hope, Sameer Srivastava and Sanjni Srivastava

Best Local Language – Yoruba – Maami, Tunde Kelani

Best Local Language – Hausa – Faida, Nura A Ali and Hafizu Bello

Best Movie Director – Man on Ground, Akin Omotoso

Best Writer (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye and Amaka Obi Emelonye

Best Writer (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim Greene

Best Cinematographer – Man on Ground, Paul Michelson

Best Short Film – Yellow Fever, Ngendo Mukii

Best Art Director – Otelo Burning, Anita van Hemert and Chantel Carter

Best Costume Designer – The Mirror Boy, Ngozi Obasi

Best Make-up Artist – Otelo Burning, Jacqui Bannermen

Best Lighting Designer – Otelo Burning, Dave Howe

Best Picture Editor – Man on Ground, Aryan Kaganof

Best Sound Editor – Man on Ground, Micheal Botha and Joel Assaizky

Best Actor Comedy – House a Part, Hafiz Oyetoro

Best Actor Drama – Two Brides and a Baby, OC Ukeje

Best Actress Comedy – Dumebi the Dirty Girl, Mercy Johnson

Best Actress Drama – Perfect Picture, Jackie Appiah

Best Supporting Actor Drama – A Good Catholic Girl, Matthew Nabwiso

Best Supporting Actress Drama – Lies that Bind, Maureen Koech

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