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2013 Giama Awards Nominees List Now Out!

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mamazita!

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Nominees for one of the most anticipated awards in Nollywood, the Golden Icons Academy Awards popularly known as GIAMA is out. Names of nominees include veterans in the business including Kunle Afolayan, Ramsey Nouah, Teco benson, Emem Isong, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez, Kate Hensahw, Rita Dominic, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha but it also includes some newbies such as Blossom Chukwujekwu, Seun Akindele, Mary Lazarus, Tamara Eteimo, and many more. There is much anticipation as the nomination list is quite competitive this year. The GIAMA vision is to celebrate the very best of African films and to continually showcase their unique talent, and expose in a meaningful manner to the diaspora at large. It is organised by Entertainment mogul, Mr Bode Ojo and is set to take place in Houston, Texas on October 19th.

Best Motion Picture
  • Brother’s Keeper
  • Finding Mercy
  • Torn
  • Contract
  • Ninah’s Dowry
  • Phone Swap
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Best Drama
  • Hunters
  • On Bended knees
  • House of Gold
  • Desperate Housegirls
  • Finding Mercy
  • Torn
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Best Cinematography
  • Red Hot
  • Last Flight to Abuja
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Phone Swap
  • Brother’s keeper
  • Contract
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Best Comedy
  • Okon goes to school
  • Cheaters
  • Mrs Somebody
  • Lies men tell
  • Phone Swap
  • House of Gold
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Best Costume
  • The Twin sword
  • Weekend Getaway
  • House of Gold
  • Volunteers
  • The Gods are still not to blame
  • Keeping my Man
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Best Director
  • Moses Inwang – [Torn]
  • Kunle Afolayan – [Phone Swap]
  • Ikechukwu Onyeka – [Brother’s keeper]
  • Desmond Elliott – [Finding Mercy]
  • Victor Viyuoh – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  • Pascal Amanfo – [House of Gold]
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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 next year’s awards.

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Best Original Screenplay
  • Phone Swap
  • Torn
  • Finding Mercy
  • Desperate Housegirls
  • House of Gold
  • False
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Best Sound
  • Last Flight to Abuja
  • Red Hot
  • Finding Mercy
  • Contract
  • Hunters
  • Mrs. Somebody
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Producer of the Year
  • Moses Inwang – [Torn]
  • Che Hilaire – [Ninah’s Dowry]
  • Abdul Salam – [Hunters]
  • Kunle Afolayan – [Phone Swap]
  • Uduak Isong – [Desperate Housegirls]
  • Yvonne Okoro – [Contract]
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Best Original Soundtrack
  • Hunters
  • Mrs Somebody
  • Ninah’s Dowry
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Bridge of Hope
  • Cheaters
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DIASPORA FILMS
Best Film Diaspora
  • Still Standing [USA]
  • Feathered Dreams [Ukraine]
  • Unguarded [USA]
  • When One door closes [USA]
Best Film Director – Diaspora
  • Andrew Rozhen – [Feathered Dreams]
  • Desmond Elliot & Bethels Agomuoh – [Unguarded]
  • Michael Uadiale – [Still Standing]
  • Robert Peters – [When one door loses]
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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.

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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)
  • Mike Ezuruonye
  • Majid Michel
  • Desmond Elliot
  • Jim Iyke
  • John Dumelo
  • Ramsey Nouah
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Best Female Act (Viewer’s Choice)
  • Ini Edo
  • Yvonne Okoro
  • Jackie Appiah
  • Tonto Dikeh
  • Uche Jombo
  • Yvonne Nelson
All other categories including honourary, humanitarian, and appreciation awards will be announced at the Award ceremony on October 19, 2013.

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Twitter: @giamaawards; Facebook: GIAMAAwards;
 
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Dsampler

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...let me just say that I have a lot of disagreements with this nominee's list. Plus, where da heck is the Lifetime Achievement Awards section??????!!!!!!
I searched and I searched, and I searched again throughout the entire list, I no see am. Hellloooo?????!!!!!!

...and BTW, why wait till the last day to find out who the humanitarian award winner is going to be? Anyways,....I hope Genevieve Nnaji wins this most important award. She did so much for motherless children's home in Nigeria this past year more than anybody else.
...just my 2 cents................
 

mamazita!

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Hmmm.... Ok. Its okay to have divergent opinions. That's what makes us people (and that's also why Heaven is not a democracy! :) About the Lifetime Achievement Award, the name will soon be announced. Keep a look out.
 
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