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Hollywood actress, Kimberly Elise wins Best Actress as ‘Ties That Bind’ sweeps Ghana Movie Awards



Leila Djansi’s latest production, ‘Ties That Bind’ was the biggest winner at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards held on Christmas Day, bagging 9 awards including the Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) for Hollywood sweetheart, Kimberly Elise.The other wins for ‘Ties That Bind’ included, Best Editing (English), Best Directing (English), Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Movie African Collaboration, and Best Picture. Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s 10 chapter movie series, followed closely with 5 wins including Best Story, Best Screenplay, and Best Make-up.

The well attended ceremony saw movie stars and film makers from Ghana and Nigeria, including Segun Arinze, Ramzey Nuah, Desmonds Elliot and others in attendance. Nollywood veteran, Olu Jacobs won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the growth of Nollywood. He was accompanied by his wife and fellow actress, Joke Silva.

Highlights of the night included humorous acceptance speeches and several azonto dance moves from the stars including Rose Mensah (Kyeiwaa), Kweku Manu, Funnyface and others. There were also musical performances from Mzbel, RnM, and Nana Borro.


Below is the full list of winners:

Best Actor In A Leading Role [English Language]

Madji Michel           – Somewhere In Africa

Best Actor In A Leading Role [Local Language]

Agya Koo                                 – Agenkwah

Best Actress In A Leading Role [English Language]

Kimberly Elise           –  Ties That Bind

Best Actress In A Leading Role [Local Language]

Vivian Jill                             – Yaw Donkor

Best Actor In A Supporting Role [English Language]

Majid Michel                 – Somewhere In Africa

Best Actor In A Supporting Role [Local Language]

Joseph Osei                          – Osofo Amoako

Best Actress In A Supporting Role [English Language]

Nadia Buari                          – Who Owns The City

Best Actress In A Supporting Role [Local Language]

Rose Mensah               – Bu Bra Pa

Best Picture

Ties That Bind

Best Directing [English Language]

Leila Djansi                – Ties That Bind

Best Directing [Local Language]

Augustine Abbey [Idikoko]   – Agya Koo Gbengbentus

Best Art Direction

Ties That Bind

Best Music [Original Song]

Agya Koo Gbengbentus                           – Mframa

Best Movie Africa Collaboration

Ties That Bind

Best Cameo Actor

Kofi Adjorlolo                              – Somewhere In Africa

 Best Cameo Actress

Grace Nortey             – Adams Apple

Best Story

Adams Apple

Best Editing

Ties That Bind

Best Cinematography

Ties That Bind

Best Costume & Wardrobe

Samira Yakuku – Queens Pride

Best Make-Up

Adams Apple

Best Visual Effects

Grave Yard

Best Discovery

Kwaku Manu                 – So, So And So

Best Music [Original Score]

Adams Apple

Best Sound Editing & Mixing

Ties That Bind

Best Writing Adapted Or Original Screenplay

Adams Apple

Best Actor Africa Collaboration

Ramsey Nouah Jnr.          – Memories Of My Heart

Best Actress Africa Collaboration

Omotola Jalade                   – Ties That Bind

Favourite Actress, TV

Auntie B in ‘Efiewura’

Favourite Actor, TV

Funnyface Benson in ‘Chokor Trotro

Favourite TV Series

Chorkor Trotro

Favourite Actress, Movie

Martha Ankomah

Favourite Actor, Movie

Prince David Osei

Lifetime Achievement Award

Olu Jacobs