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