Preparations for the fourth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) kicks into yet another gear as nominees are announced on Friday, 11 December 2015. DStv and GOtv audiences should tune in to catch the announcement which airs on all Africa Magic channels at 7:30PM. Public voting opens immediately after the announcement and closes on the 26th of February, 2016.
The Nominee Announcement, which will be hosted by Kenyan broadcaster Larry Madowo and popular Nigerian comedienne Chigurl, is once again brought to viewers across the continent by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and the headline sponsor, Amstel Malta.
The Director of M-Net (West) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “We are pleased to invite our viewers to tune in as Africa Magic announces nominees for the 2016 AMVCAs. The AMVCAs remain the most important celebration of film and television talent across Africa, and for the 2016 edition we have received over 2,500 entries. Everyone is undoubtedly excited and I urge viewers to tune in as we find out who made the final cut.”
Since the maiden edition in 2013, the AMVCAs have celebrated the contributions of African filmmakers, actors and technicians to the success of the continent’s film and television industry. With the fourth edition, which is scheduled for March 2016, viewers can expect to see awards in categories ranging from acting, directing to scriptwriting and cinematography, to newly announced categories like the Best Movie for West Africa, Best Movie for East Africa and Best Movie for Southern Africa.
To find out more about the AMVCAs and all the nominees for the 2016 edition, remember to tune in to any Africa Magic channel on DStv and GOtv on Friday 11 of December at 7:30PM.
Love and Hip Hop, Tues 08 Dec 2015, 1:00PM| Vuzu Amp (114) – Premium
Tammy and Waka reach a major milestone without the support of their family, while Joseline gives Stevie a new ultimatum. Scrappy’s attempt at a peace treaty with Erica Pinkett leads to an all-out war, and Benzino take his relationship with Althea to new heights.
Side Effects, Tues 08 Dec 2015, 7:30PM| M-Net Movies Action (110) – Family/Compact/Compact Plus
For four years, Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) has awaited the release of her husband, Martin (Channing Tatum), from being imprisoned for insider trading. Finally, Martin comes home, but Emily feels just as bad as she did when he was incarcerated, and she sinks into a deep depression. After her failed suicide attempt, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) prescribes a series of medications. When those don’t work, he gives Emily a new medication — but the drug leads to ruined lives and death.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wed 09 Dec 2015, 6:00PM | Universal Channel (117) – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium
S15/E5 – Wonderland Story”. The hunt for a rapist leads the detectives into a world of underground parties. Some familiar faces appear as one of the team makes his exit.
Part Of Me Thu 10 Dec 2015, 2:20PM | Telemundo (118) – Access/Family/ Compact/Compact Plus/Premium
Monica says an emotional goodbye to her daughters before she goes. Monica’s body begins to wake up and Adriana’s soul returns to her own body.
Toy Story Thu 10 Dec 2015, 5:00PM | M-Net Movies Family (105) – Premium
Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.
Tyler Perry’s Temptation Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Fri 11 Dec 2015, 8:45PM | M-Net Movie Zone (139)- Access/Family/ Compact/Compact Plus/Premium
Tyler Perry’s Temptation Confessions of a Marriage Counselor tells the story of an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads her betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.
My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians 2015, Fri 11 Dec 2015, 10:00PM | Comedy Central (122) – Premium
My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians is premised on Professor Afronaut, Africa’s top technocrat, taking on the maiden voyage of his and Africa’s first space tourism program, Africa’s top leaders and celebrities. Whilst in flight a cunning chimpanzee is released from his cage in stowage and in the ensuing bedlam the chimp bites the spacecraft’s nuclear stabilizer. There is an almighty atomic explosion and all these leaders and celebrities are cross-mutated with adolescent animals.
We Bare Bears Sat 12 Dec 2015, 07:10AM | Cartoon Network (301) – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium
“S1/E2 – Viral Video”. Follow three bear brothers, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear in their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society.
Big Hero 6 Sun 13 Dec 2015, 5:00PM | M-Net Movies Family (105) – Premium
Robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro’s closest companion is Baymax (Scott Adsit), a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (T. J. Miller) into a band of high-tech heroes.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Sun 13 Dec 2015, 6:10PM | E! Entertainment (125) –Access/Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium
“S11 – Rites of Passage”. When Kylie graduates from high school, Kris decides to throw an extra-special party. Kim’s pregnancy cravings take her around the world.
Cosby: The Women Speak Sun 13 Dec 2015, 6:10PM | Crime + Investigation (170) – Premium
Intimate interviews with ten of Bill Cosby’s accusers. First-hand accounts from the women themselves help examine the allegations directed at one of America’s most respected entertainers.
Horrible Bosses 2 Sun 13 Dec 2015, 6:30PM | M-Net Movies Premiere (103) – Premium
Tired of always answering to others, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) go into business for themselves. After demonstrating the prototype for an invention called the Shower Buddy, the guys attract the attention of Rex Hanson and his father, Bert. Bert invests in the trio’s product, then cancels the order and steals their idea. Now heavily in debt and with no legal recourse, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to kidnap Rex and use the ransom money to pay off their loans.
The Face Of Destiny Mon 14 Dec 2015, 2:20PM | Telemundo (118) – Access/Family/ Compact/Compact Plus/Premium
Diego is freed from jail and receives his new identity, but his old life starts to haunt him when he has flashbacks and sees Veronica on TV. Marcela spreads the word that Diego has been freed from prison and Ezequiel tells Diego that he has already killed seven people he can kill more. Marcela tries to seduce Diego and find out information from him, but Antonia interrupts
Empire; Catch Up Mon 14 Dec 2015, 5:40PM | FOX (125) – Premium
“S1/E1 – Pilot”. When Lucious Lyon, the head of music label Empire Entertainment, is diagnosed with a fatal illness, he must choose between his three sons to lead the company, he pits them against one another
Wayward Pines; Catch Up Mon 14 Dec 2015, 7:20PM | FOX (125) – Premium
“S1/E1 – Where Paradise Is Home”. After surviving a terrible car crash, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke finds himself in the charming town of Wayward Pines. He soon discovers that something isn’t quite right.