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AMVCA: See The Biggest Snubs From The 2024 Nominations

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AMVCA snubs are a recurring theme. Every year, audiences point to movies and actors they believe deserve recognition but who get overlooked. See the full list of this year’s nominees here.

Last year, Kunle Remi was not nominated for the AMVCA in the lead actor category for “Anukulapo,” but this year, some people and films should have been nominated but weren’t.

Here are some glaring snubs for this year.

Breath of Life: Lead Actor Omitted

One question on my mind is: can there be “Breath of Life” without Chimezie Imo? His talent was evident, as he was mostly the life of the movie. He even narrated the story.

While other main cast like Genoveva Umeh, Wale Ojo, and Demola Adedoyin received nominations, Imo, who many considered to be a lead alongside Ojo, was overlooked. They could have nominated two actors from the same movie, as no one was more deserving of a nomination than Chimezie Imo.

Áfàméfùnà: A Box Office Hit Snubbed by AMVCA

Despite being one of the biggest movies of last year, grossing over ₦60 million at the Nigerian box office, “Áfàméfùnà” was surprisingly absent from the Best Movie category.

This snub is even more puzzling considering the film’s nominations in other major categories, including Best Supporting Actor for Alexx Ekubo, Best Lead Actor for Stan Nze, Best Writing for Anyanwu Sandra Adaora, and Best Director for Kayode Kasum.

Áfàméfùnà: A Critically Acclaimed Movie Deserved More

The exclusion of Áfàméfùnà from the Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa) category went beyond a mere snub but was an actual affront to the cinematic excellence that went into imbibing aspects of Igbo culture into the movie. This critically acclaimed film arguably surpassed several of the nominated entries.

Over the Bridge: A Shower of Nominations, But Not for Ozzy Agu

The unreleased title from Tosin Otudeko, Over The Bridge, got the highest nods with 12 categories including Best Director and Best Writing.

‘Over the Bridge ‘ may have received a whopping 12 AMVCA nominations, spanning nearly all acting categories except Best Lead Actor. It was the most nominated movie. How can a movie be so good if its lead actor does not deserve a nomination?

Best Actress – Ade Laoye (The Black Book

Best Actress – Uzoamaka Anuinoh (Mami Wata)

Best Actress – Kehinde Bankole (Sista)

The Black Book – Best Cinematography

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