Faces at Gimaa Awards plus All the Winners

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On the 19th of October the much awaited GIAMA Awards was held in Houston, Texas to an appreciative audience. GIAMA is a U.S based award set out to recognize and honour practitioners in the film industry. Present were several celebrities such as Richard Mofe Damijo, Fred Amata, AY, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, Emem Isong, lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Jackie Appiah, Chioma Chukukwa, Yvonne Nelson, Gentle Jack, Pascal Atuma, Chet Anekwe, Charles Novia, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo, Seyi Brown, Jedi, Ik Ogbona, Belinda Effah, Uru Eke, Mary Lazarus, Adjate Annang, Uduak Oguamanam, Moses Inwang, Dayo Amusa, Seun Akindele and many more.

Highlights of the event was Ramsey Nouah arriving in grand style in a private helicopter before being escorted to the Stafford Centre venue in a Mercedes-Benz S-class. Other highlights were Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen & Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) being honoured and given Lifetime Achievement awards. During the reading of his citation , Lancelot wept like a baby …. so overcome was he by the emotional tribute given to him by his protege, Desmond Elliot. All in all it was a grand occasion. Check out the photos and list of winners.

List of Winners;
Best Motion Picture – Ninah’s Dowry
Best Drama – Finding Mercy
Best Cinematography – Red Hot
Best Comedy – Okon goes to School
Best Costume – Twin Sword
Best New Actress – Mbufung Seikeh – Ninah’s Dowry
Best New Actor – Seun Akindele – On Bended Knees
Best Actor – Adjetey Annan – The Hunters
Best Actress – Ireti Doyle – Torn
Best Director – Kunle Afolayan – Phone Swap
Producer of the year – Abdul Salam – The Hunters
Best Supporting Actor – Alex Ekubo – Weekend Getaway
Best Supporting Actress – Kate Henshaw – False
Best Original Screenplay – Desperate Housegirls
Best Sound – Last Flight to Abuja
Best Original Soundtrack – Mrs Somebody
Best Film Diaspora – Still Standing
Best Film Director – Diaspora – Desmond Elliot & Bethels Agomuoh – Unguarded
Best Actor (Viewer’s Choice) – Mike Ezuruonye
Best Actress (Viewer’s Choice) – Ini Edo
Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award – Richard Mofe-Damijo
Honorary Directing Achievement Award – Lancelot Oduwa Imasuengimaagimaa1gimaa2gimaa3

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