Monday, 28 November 2011

Ties That Bind’, a film directed by Ghanaian director Leila Djansi, has topped this year’s Ghana Movie Awards nomination with a total of 21 nominations including Best Picture, Best Story and Best Editing.
Leila Djansi
Director Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Adams Apples’ series came close with 20 nominations while Frank Raja’s ‘Somewhere in Africa’ followed with 14. 
Shirley, as a producer, is ahead of the entire nominations with 23 for her 5 movies- ‘Adams Apples 1, 2, 3, 4’ and ‘6 Hours To Christmas’.
‘6Hours To Christmas’ bagged three nominations- Best Actor Leading (Christ Attoh), Best African Movie Collaboration and Best Actress African Collaboration (Damilola Adegbeti).
Other movies that got nominations include ‘4play Reloaded’, ‘Masqueraders’, ‘Single Six’, ‘Bed of Roses’, ‘Why Marry’ and ‘Grave Yard’
This year’s nominations were released during a party at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi which a number of movie stakeholders including actors and actresses attended.
Among them were veterans Fred Amugi and David Dontoh.
The rest included John Dumelo, Prince David Osei, Agya Koo, Nadia Buari, Vicky Zugah, Martha Ankomah, Emelia Brobbey, Beverly Afaglo and Helen Asante.
Yvonne Nelson, Jackie Appiah, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Majid Michel and others were missing in action.
But it was an interesting night as star actor Agya Koo entertained guests after he got hold of the microphone to display his musical talent.
This year’s awards will come off on Christmas Day, December 25, to celebrate excellence in Ghana’s movie industry.
The awards, organized by G.P. Limited, in collaboration with Multi TV’s Cine AFRIK Channel and Film Producers Association of Ghana, is also to honor and recognize talents in Ghana’s improving movie and film industry.
Supported by Lufthansa Airlines, Golden Tulip Hotel (Accra, Kumasi and Lagos), United Airlines and Brussels Airlines, it promises to be exciting and one of a kind.
The usual controversies that accompany awards ceremony have just started. 

Below is the list of nominees for 2011 Ghana Movie Awards Nomination

Best Actor In A Leading Role [English Language]
Van Vicker              – Paparazzi
Majid Michel           – Somewhere In Africa
Chris Attoh              – 6 Hours To Christmas
Samuel Ofori           – Fake London Boy
Rahim Banda          – Behind The Mask

Best Actor In A Leading Role [Local Language]
Apostle John Prah               – The Holy Bible
Bill Asamoah                          – Barfour
Kwaku Manu                           – Village Champion
Ebenezer Donkor                 – God Father
Agya Koo                                 – Agenkwah
Isaac Amoako                       – Emmanuel

Best Actress In A Leading Role [English Language]
Jackie Appiah            – Reason To Kill
Joselyn Dumas          – Adams Apple 2
Kimberly Elise           -  Ties That Bind
Yvonne Okoro           – Why Marry
Omotola Jalade         – Ties That Bind
Lydia Forson              – Masquerades

Best Actress In A Leading Role [Local Language]
Vivian Jill                             – Yaw Donkor
Emelia Brobbey                  – Obi Yaa
Nana Ama McBrown        – Wunni Pannie Due
Linda Abbey                        – Agya Koo Salamatu
Portia Asare Boating        – Ama Bonsu

Best Actor In A Supporting Role [English Language]
Eddie Nartey                 – Somewhere In Africa
John Dumelo                 – Ties That Bind
Adjetey Anang              – Adams Apples 3
Majid Michel                 – Somewhere In Africa
Gavivina Tamakloe    – For Better For War

Best Actor In A Supporting Role [Local Language]
Clement Bonney                 – Ama Bonus
Joseph Osei                          – Osofo Amoako
Osei Tutu Nyamese           – Wunni Pannie Due
Akwasi Boadi                       – Emmanuel
David Asuman                    – Diawuo
Fredrick Eghan                   – Agya Koo Gbengbentus

Best Actress In A Supporting Role [English Language]
Roselyn  Ngissah                – Somewhere In Africa
Helen Asante                       – Adams Apples 3
Yvonne Nelson                   – 4 Play Reloaded
Martha Ankomah              – Bed Of Roses
Nadia Buari                          – Who Owns The City

Best Actress In A Supporting Role [Local Language]
Mercy Asiedu             – Obi Yaa
Rose Mensah               – Bu Bra Pa
Maame Serwaa           – So, So And So
Ellen Kyei Whyte       – Evil Soul
Jane Ackun                  – Otufoo

Best Picture
Bed Of Roses
Ties That Bind
Single Six
Somewhere In Africa
Adams Apples
Who Owns The City
Kofi Agenkwa
Agyaa Koo Gbengbentus

Best Directing [English Language]
Frank Rajah                                         – Somewhere In Africa
Shirley Frimpong Manso                       – Adams Apples
Leila Djansi                                           – Ties That Bind
Pascal Amanfo                                      – Bed Of Roses
Samuel Ofori                                         – Fake London Boy

Best Directing [Local Language]
Frank Gharbin                              – Emmanuel
Nana Ama Mcbrown                 – Obi Yaa
Augustine Abbey [Idikoko]   – Agya Koo Gbengbentus
Jonas Agyemang                          – Village Champion
Samuel Nkansah                           – God Father

Best Art Direction
Kofi Agenkwa
Ties That Bind
Somewhere In Africa
Adams Apples 2
Who Owns The City
Black Man, White Brother

Best Music [Original Song]
Agya Koo Gbengbentus                           – Mframa
Fake London Boy                                       – Tiffany
Adams Apples     – Efya
Ties That Bind                                              – Dela & Okyeame Quophi
Paparazzi                                                        – Kobby Maxwell
Somewhere In Africa                                – Bennie Anti

Best Movie Africa Collaboration
6 Hours To Christmas
Ties That Bind
Single Six
Who Owns The City

Best Cameo Actor
Kwaku Sintim Misa [KSM]       – Adams Apple 1
Kofi Okyere Darko [KOD]        – Adams Apple 1
Abeeku Santana                          – Death After Birth
Majid Michel                                – Adams Apples 4
Okyeame Kwame                        – Ties That Bind
Kofi Adjorlolo                              – Somewhere In Africa

Best Cameo Actress
Juliet Ibrahim           – 4 Play Reloaded
Grace Nortey             – Adams Apples
Khareema Aguiar     – Ties That Bind
Lily Ameyaw              – Otuofoo

Best Story
Ties That Bind
Kofi Agenkwah
Adams Apples
Somewhere In Africa
Death After Birth

Best Editing
4 Play Reloaded
Adams Apples
Ties That Bind
Somewhere In Africa
God Father

Best Cinematography
4 Play Reloaded
Adams Apples
Ties That Bind
Bed Of Roses
Somewhere In Africa

Best Costume & Wardrobe
Osofo Amoako
Kofi Agenkwah
Ties That Bind
Adams Apples
Queens Pride

Best Make-Up
Adams Apples
Somewhere In Africa
Ties That Bind
Grave Yard
Who Owns The City

Best Visual Effects
God Father
Dirty Game
Grave Yard
Kofi Agenkwah

Best Discovery
Kwaku Manu                 – So, So And So
Mzbel                               – Single Six
Jasmine Baroudi          – Adams Apples
Ama K. Abebrese         – Ties That Bind
James Gardiner             – C.E.O.

Best Music [Original Score]
Ties That Bind
Somewhere In Africa
Adams Apples
Agya Koo Gbengbentus

Best Sound Editing & Mixing
Ties That Bind
Adams Apples
4 Play Reloaded

Best Writing Adapted Or Original Screenplay
Somewhere In Africa
Ties That Bind
Adams Apples
Ama Bonus
Who Owns The City
Best Actor Africa Collaboration
Ramsey Nouah Jnr.          – Memories Of My Heart
Desmond Elliot                    – Masquerades
Omar Oumson                      – Who Owns The City
Mike Ezuronye                    – Private Enemy
Eddie Watson                       – Single Six

Best Actress Africa Collaboration
Mercy Johnson                   – My Husband’s Funeral
Omotola Jalade                   – Ties That Bind
Ebbe Bassey                        – Ties That Bind
Tonto Dikeh                         – Private Enemy
Damilola Adegbeti               – 6 Hours To Christmas

Credit: NEWS-ONE



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