Nominees For The 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA)

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Some of the notable films nominated for the 2012 GIAMA include South Africa’s film ‘Man on Ground’, Nigerian Films ‘Unge’s War, I’ll take my Chances, Two Brides and A Baby, Ghanaian Films ‘Sinking Sands,  Somewhere in Africa, Brides Groom, Hands of Time, Deadly Affair’, Sierra Leone’s ‘Enemy of the Family’, and a host of others.



According to the GIAMA Awards committee, surfing through the enormous amount of movies that were submitted for the GIAMA, most especially those that were produced in the Diaspora was quite challenging to watch. However, there were a few movies that stood out and are worthy of being applauded and rewarded. Some of these movies include Bianca, Secret Past, The Mechanic (Who is the Man), Paparazzi, Black Money, and a few others. This is a clear indication that movies produced in the Diaspora, especially in the United States, continue to improve over time.

As stated in our 2012 motto ‘Rewarding Excellence & Creativity’, the GIAMA Awards is set to continually carry the armor and legacy of superiority in recognizing noteworthy talents in the African film making industry.



Being the inaugural award ceremony for GIAMA, only films that were produced and/or released between January 2011 and June 2012 were considered eligible for review and nomination.  The winners will be announced at a sparkling, star-studded ceremony on October 20, 2012, in Houston, TX and will be hosted by Nollywood Untamed Actor Jim Iyke.

NOMINATION LIST

AFRICAN FILMS
Best Motion Picture:

Unge’s War
Man on Ground
Somewhere in Africa
Mr.  & Mrs.
Two Brides and A Baby
I’ll take my Chances

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Best Drama Film

Brides Groom
In the Cupboard
Kokomma
Somewhere in Africa
Two Brides and A Baby
Enemy of the Family

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Best Actor

Majid Michel – Somewhere in Africa
Jimmy Jean-Louis – Sinking Sands
O.C Ukeje – Two Brides and A Baby
George Davidson – Dangerous men
Joseph Benjamin – Mr. & Mrs
Hakeem Kae Kazim – Man on Ground

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Best Actress

Ini Edo – In the Cupboard
Jackie Appiah – Deadly Affair
Nse Ekpe Etim – Mr. & Mrs.
Stella Damascus – Two Brides and a Baby
Yvonne Okoro – Single 6
Nadia Buari – Hands of Time

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Best Comedy Act

Okon Lagos – Ime Bishop Umoh
Wisdom of Thomas – Funke Akindele
Dumebi -  Mercy Johnson
Okon Lagos – Monalisa Chinda
Eletan – Lilian Bach

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Best New Actor

Leo’ Uche – Unge’s War
Uti Nwachukwu – In the Cupboard
Bryan Okwara – I’ll Take my Chances
Bobby Michaels – Facebook Lovers
Eddie Watson – Single 6
James Gardener – Brides Groom

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Best New Actress

Keira Hewatch – Two Brides and a Baby
Nana Akua Amoah – Single 6
Belinda Effah – KoKomma
Zita Galega – Single 6
Ama K. Abebrese  - Sinking Sands
Joy Orie (JJ Bunny) – Trapped in the Game

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Best Supporting Actor:

Alex Ekubo – In the Cupboard
Okey Uzoeshi – Two Brides and a Baby
Van Vicker – Hands of Time
Frank Attus – Trapped in the Game
Leo U’Che – Dangerous Men
Yemi Blaq – Sinking Sands

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Best Original Screenplay

Sinking Sands – Leila Djansi
Unge’s War -  GuGu Michael
In the Cupboard – Desmond Elliot
My Life, My Damage – Uche Jombo
Two Brides and a Baby – Blessing Egbe
Single 6 – Pascal Amafo

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Best Supporting Actress:

Chelsea Eze – Two Brides and A Baby
Biola Segun Williams – In the Cupboard
Yvonne Nelson – Trapped in the Game
Martha Ankomah – Somewhere in Africa
Lilian Ini Ikpe – Kokomma
Chisom Oz Lee – Timeless Passion

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Best Indigenous Film (native language)

Unge’s War
Eletan
Okon Lagos
Idomo
Kokomma
Udeme Mi

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Best Film Director

Two Brides and a Baby – Teco Benson
Kokomma – Tom Robson
Somewhere in Africa – Frank Rajah Arase
In the Cupboard – Desmond Elliot
Hands of Time – Van Vicker
Deadly Affair – Phil Efe Bernard

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Best Film Producer

GuGu Michaels  – Unge’s War
Kwame Boadu – Somewhere in Africa
Emem Isong – I’ll take my Chances
Chinwe Egwuagu – Mr and Mrs
Abdul Salam Mumuni  – Brides Groom
Blessing Egbe -  Two Brides and Baby

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Best Costume

I’ll take my Chances
Brides Groom
Somewhere in Africa
Unge’s War
Two Brides and A Baby

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Best Sound

Deadly Affair
Sinking Sands
Somewhere in Africa
I’ll take my Chances
Unge’s War
Brides Groom

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Best Cinematography

Unge’s War
Man on Ground
Brides Groom
Sinking Sands
Two Brides and A Baby
Deadly Affair

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GIAMA Humanitarian Award

Omotola Jalade –      Omotola Youth Empowerment (OYEP) Foundation
Nana Ama Mcbrown – Nana Ama and The Mcbrown Family Foundation
Van Vicker –  Van Vicker Foundation
Juliet Ibrahim –  The Juliet Ibrahim Kidney Cancer Foundation (JIF)
John Dumelo – John Dumelo foundation
Monalisa Chinda – Monalisa Chinda Sunshine Foundation

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DIASPORA FILMS
Best Film – Diaspora

Bianca
Secret Past
The Entrapped
The Mechanic (Who is the Man)
Black Money
Paparazzi

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Best Actress – Diaspora:

Sanu Kalu – Scarlet
Divine Shaw – Black Money
Maureen Esealuka – Bianca
Amaka Morghalu – Faithfulness
Syr Law – The Entrapped
Seun Maduka – The Mechanic (Who is the Man)

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Best Supporting Actress – Diaspora:

Susan Peters – The Entrapped
Nancy Agyapong – DSK Unauthorized
Charmaine Turpin – Bianca
Summer Angel – Tears of my Joy
Wins Tina Taylor – Scarlet
Eefy Ify – The Mechanic (Who is the Man)

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Best Actor – Diaspora


Chet Anekwe – Bianca
Van Vicker – Black Money
Pascal Atuma – Secret Past
Ramsey Nouah – Exposure
John Dumelo – Scarlet
Tchidi Chikere – When Heaven Smiles

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Best Supporting Actor – Diaspora

Olalekan Akintude – Black Money
Oscar Atuma – The Mechanic (Who is the Man)
Mohamed Bah – Secret Past
Koby Maxwell –  Paparazzi: Eye In The Dark
Curtis John Miller – Grey Focus
Mohamoud Arab - Tears of my Joy

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Best Film Director – Diaspora

Robert Peters – Black Money
Ab Sallu  –  Secret Past
John Uche – Bianca
Pascal Atuma – The Mechanic (Who is the Man)
George Kalu – Faithfulness
Bayo Akinfemi – Paparazzi: Eye In The Dark

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Best Film Producer – Diaspora

Secret Past – Mohamed Bah
Bianca – John Uche
The Entrapped – Wendy Bangura
The Mechanic (Who is the Man) – Pascal Atuma
Paparazzi – Clarice Kulah/ Koby Maxwell
Black Money – Chris Ikpefua

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VIEWER’s CHOICE
Best Male Act (Viewer’s Choice)

John Dumelo
Ramsey Nouah
Majid Michel
Desmond Elliot
Van Vicker
Jim Iyke
Mike Ezuruonye
Yemi Blaq

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Best Female Act (Viewer’s Choice)

Omotola Jolade
Mercy Johnson
Nadia Buari
Genevieve Nnaji
Uche Jombo
Jackie Appiah
Tonto Dikeh
Ini Edo

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Best Film Director (Viewer’s Choice)

Kunle Afolayan
Frank Rajah-Arase
Desmond Elliot
Pascal Amanfo
Tunde Kelani
Teco Benson
Phil Efe Bernard
Tom Robson

 

VIEWER’s CHOICE – DIASPORA
Best Male Act – DIASPORA (Viewer’s Choice)

Tchidi Chikere
Pascal Atuma
Chet Anekwe
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Oliver Mbamara

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Best Female Act – DIASPORA (Viewer’s Choice)

Sana Kanu
JJ Bunny
Veeda Darko
Seun Maduka
Merlisa Determined

 

VIEWER’s CHOICE – HOLLYWOOD
Best Male Act (Hollywood – Viewer’s Choice)

Idris Elba
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington
Kevin Hart
Will Smith
Don Cheadle
Isaiah Washington
Djimon Hounsou

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Best Female Act (Hollywood – Viewer’s Choice)

Meagan good
Kerri Washington
Lynn Whitfield
Queen Latifah
Halle Berry
Taraji Henson
Princess Monique
Sophie Okonedo


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