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2013-GIAMA-Nomination-FlyerNominations for 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) are out and several Ghanaians and their works have been nominated in various categories. They include Itz Tiffany, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Okoro,  Yvonne Nelson, Umar Krap, Roselyn Ngissah, Adjetey Annan, Majid Michel, Abdul Salam, John Dumelo and Yvonne Nelson. GIAMA is an annual Award Ceremony designed to celebrate the very best of African entertainment and rich culture through Filmography. This avenue will continually serve as a means to promote love, unity and harmony amongst Actors, Directors, Producers, Script-Writers, and Executive Producers of different background and cultures; and ultimately, expose and promote the best of African acts to the United States, and the Diaspora world at large.  The award ceremony is on October 19, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Visit www.giamaawards.com for several updates and announcement. Check the nominations below: 1 – Best Motion Picture

  • Brother’s Keeper
  • Finding Mercy
  • Torn
  • Contract
  • Ninah’s Dowry
  • Phone Swap
2 – Best Drama
  • On Bended knees
  • Hunters
  • House of Gold
  • Desperate Housegirls
  • Finding Mercy
  • Torn 
3 – Best Cinematography
  • Red Hot
  • Last Flight to Abuja
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Phone Swap
  • Brother’s keeper
  • Contract
4 – Best Comedy
  • Okon goes to school
  • Cheaters
  • Mrs Somebody
  • Lies men tell
  • Phone Swap
  • House of Gold
5 – Best Costume
  • The Twin sword
  • Weekend Getaway
  • House of Gold
  • Volunteers
  • The Gods are still not to blame
  • Keeping my Man 
6 – Most Promising Actress (Best New Actress)
  • Mary Lazarus – [Desperate House girls]
  • Omawumi Megbele – [House of Gold]
  • Mbufung Seikeh – [Ninah’s dowry]
  • Okawa Shaznay – [Cheaters]
  • Tamara Eteimo – [Desperate House girls]
  • Itz Tiffany – [Single and married]
7 – Best Actress
  • Ireti Doyle – [Torn]
  • Rita Dominic – [Finding Mercy]
  • Jackie Appiah – [Hunters]
  • Omoni Oboli – [Brother’s Keeper]
  • Chioma Chukwuka – [On Bended Knees]
  • Yvonne Okoro – [Contract]
  • Nse Ikpe Ntim – [Phone Swap] 
8 – Best Supporting Actress
  • Monalisa Chinda [Torn]
  • Uru Ekeh – [Weekend getaway]
  • Keira Hewatch [Lies men tell]
  • Roselyn Ngissah – [Letter to my Mother]
  • Betty Olumowe – [Scam]
  • Kate Henshaw – [False] 
9 – Most Promising Actor (Best New Actor)
  • Bobby Obodo – [The Volunteers]
  • Anurin Nwunembom – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  • Wale Ojo – [Phone Swap]
  • Umar Krapp – [House of Gold]
  • Blossom Chukwujekwu – [Finding Mercy]
  • Seun Akindele – [On bended knees]
10 – Best Actor
  • Kalu Ikeagwu – [False]
  • Adjetey Annan – [Hunters]
  • Hlomla Dandala – [Contract]
  • Majid Michel – [Brother’s Keeper]
  • O.C Ukeje – Alan Poza
  • Yemi Blaq – [Bridge of Hope]
11 –Best Supporting Actor
  • Joseph Benjamin – [Torn]
  • Eddie Watson – [Letter to my Mother]
  • Alex Ekubo – [Weekend Getaway]
  • Francis Odega – [House of Gold]
  • Chet Anekwe – [On Bended Knees]
  • Uti Nwachukwu – [Finding Mercy]
12 – Best Director
  1. Moses Inwang – [Torn]
  2. Kunle Afolayan – [Phone Swap]
  3. Ikechukwu Onyeka – [Brother’s keeper]
  4. Desmond Elliott – [Finding Mercy]
  5. Victor  Viyuoh – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  6. Pascal Amanfo – [House of Gold]
13 – Best Indigenous The GIAMA Jury panel selected below the minimum number of 4 movies required for the 2013 Best Indigenous category. To maintain the integrity of the awards, we decided to abstain from including this category for the 2013 GIAMA Nomination list. We will reintroduce it for next year’s awards.  14 – Best Original Screenplay
  1. Phone Swap
  2. Torn
  3. Finding Mercy
  4. Desperate Housegirls
  5. House of Gold
  6. False 
15 – Best Sound
  1. Last Flight to Abuja
  2. Red Hot
  3. Finding Mercy
  4. Contract
  5. Hunters
  6. Mrs. Somebody 
16 – Producer of the Year
  1. Moses Inwang – [Torn]
  2. Che Hilaire – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  3. Abdul Salam – [Hunters]
  4. Kunle Afolayan – [Phone Swap]
  5. Uduak Isong – [Desperate Housegirls]
  6. Yvonne Okoro – [Contract]
17 – Best Original Soundtrack
  1. Hunters
  2. Mrs Somebody
  3. Ninah’s Dowry
  4. Weekend Getaway
  5. Bridge of Hope
  6. Cheaters
DIASPORA FILMS Best Film Diaspora
  1. Still Standing [USA]
  2. Feathered Dreams [Ukraine]
  3. Unguarded [USA]
  4. When One door closes [USA]
Best Film Director – Diaspora
  1. Andrew Rozhen – [Feathered Dreams]
  2. Desmond Elliot & Bethels Agomuoh – [Unguarded]
  3. Michael Uadiale – [Still Standing]
  4. Robert Peters – [When one door loses]
Most Promising Actor – Diaspora The majority of our 2013 submission received for the “Most Promising Actor – Diaspora” category did not meet one of our criteria, solely because the potential nominee had to be a new actor. Thus, we regret to inform you that the category was removed from the 2013 Category selection. We will reintroduce it in next year’s awards. Most Promising Actress- Diaspora The majority of our 2013 submission received for the “Most Promising Actress – Diaspora” category did not meet one of our criteria, solely because the potential nominee had to be a new actor. Thus, we regret to inform you that the category was removed from the 2013 Category selection. We will reintroduce it in next year’s awards. VIEWERS CHOICE CATEGORIES Best Male Act (Viewer’s Choice)
  1. Mike Ezuruonye
  2. Majid Michel
  3. Desmond Elliot
  4. Jim Iyke
  5. John Dumelo
  6. Ramsey Nouah 
Best Female Act (Viewer’s Choice)
  1. Yvonne Nelson
  2. Ini Edo
  3. Jackie Appiah
  4. Tonto Dikeh
  5. Uche Jombo
  6. Yvonne Okoro
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