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Ini Edo, Ramsey Nouah, “Phone Swap”, Omawumi, “Contract”, Ireti Doyle & Hlomla Dandala Make the 2013 GIAMA Nominees List | See Who Else Made the List

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The nominees list for the 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) has been released.

The awards ceremony which is to celebrate the very best of African films and continually showcase talents, is scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th October 2013 in Texas, USA.

Rita Dominic, Desmond Elliot, Kunle Afolayan‘s “Phone Swap”, Yvonne Okoro‘s “Contract”, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Ini Edo, Uti Nwachuwku, Moses Inwang and Majid Michel make the coveted list.

Check it out!

GIAMA Awards 2013

Best Motion Picture
Brother’s Keeper
Finding Mercy
Torn
Contract
Ninah’s Dowry
Phone Swap

Best Drama
Hunters
On Bended Knees
House of Gold
Desperate Housegirls
Finding Mercy
Torn

Best Cinematography
On Bended Knees
Hunters
House of Gold
Desperate House Girls
Finding Mercy
Torn

Best Comedy
Okon goes to school
Cheaters
Mrs Somebody
Lies Men Tell
Phone Swap
House of Gold

Best Costume
The Twin Sword
Weekend Getaway
House of Gold
Volunteers
The Gods are still not to blame
Keeping My Man

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
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-Akpotha – On Bended Knees
Yvonne Okoro – Contract
Nse Ikpe-Etim – Phone Swap

Best Supporting Actress
Monalisa Chinda – Torn
Uru Eke – Weekend Getaway
Keira Hewatch – Lies Men Tell
Roselyn Ngissah – Letter to My Mother
Betty Olumowe – Scam
Kate Henshaw – False

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

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

KUNLE AFOLAYAN

Best Director
Moses Inwang – Torn
Kunle Afolayan – Phone Swap
Ikechukwu Onyeka – Brother’s Keeper
Desmond Elliot – Finding Mercy
Victor Viyuoh – Ninah’s Dowry
Pascal Amanfo – House of Gold

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, they decided to abstain from including this category for the 2013 GIAMA Nomination list. It will be reintroduced for next year’s awards.

Best Original Screenplay
Phone Swap
Torn
Finding Mercy
Desperate House Girls
House of Gold
False

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 House Girls
Yvonne Okoro – Contract

Best Original Soundtrack
Hunters
Mrs Somebody
Ninah’s Dowry
Weekend Getaway
Bridge of Hope
Cheaters

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 Closes)

Most Promising Actor & Actress – Diaspora
Majority of the 2013 submissions received for the “Most Promising Actor & Actress– Diaspora” categories did not meet one of GIAMA criteria, solely because the potential nominees had to be a new actors.

Unfortunately, the category was removed from the 2013 Category selection. It will be reintroduced in next year’s awards.

Jim Iyke (5)

Viewers’ Choice Categories
Best Male Act (Viewers’ Choice)
Mike Ezuruonye
Majid Michel
Desmond Elliot
Jim Iyke
John Dumelo
Ramsey Nouah

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Best Female Act (Viewers’ 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 aawards ceremony on Saturday 19th October 2013 at Stafford Centre, Texas, USA.

Watch highlights from the 2012 awards show

Who do you think will win? Lets discuss.

21 Comments

  1. Pb fabulous

    August 20, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Mtchewwww, i thought i would see change in this award, still the same type of Movie with the same people getting same nomination and the same boring award anyway sha best of luck

    • Bebe

      August 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Well maybe that’s because that is their profession! To act! SMH… Some people sha! they just think they have to comment! How are they the same people? I see a lot of new faces on this list so I dont know what Madam Pb fabulous is saying!

    • Winny

      October 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      That’s because it’ being organised for the RAA movies to showcase their clique and they have their chairperson on the selection panel, so don’t expect a change in the type of movies or the nominees anytime soon.

  2. kemio

    August 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

    ini looks good

  3. Nonye

    August 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

    alex ekubo is not a good actor don’t see y he should be nominated for a any award even city people awards (d most classless award ever) he is just a good model

    • Bubabu

      August 21, 2013 at 3:27 am

      You are obviously clueless about what true talent is. Alex is living his life and living his dream, I suggest you do same. #EasyOnTheHatorade!

  4. Fifi

    August 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Phone swap came out like 2 years ago…Desperate just came out, why are they being nominated in the same year??

  5. kokoqueen

    August 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I hate Hyper Hypocrisy…This GIAMA need not tell us they are working for Royal Arts Academy aka Emem Isong clique…..its so obvious…anyways these days you can get a *buy one get one free* award in any of these $1 shop in the US….#my 2cent.
    In the History of Nollywood…..Ini Edo is very unlucky when it comes to reputable awards….I was shocked beyond belief when tonto dike won the future awards(2012)…..my advice to Ini Edo is…..*when u and ur clique stop paying for cheap awards….reputable awards will come your way* As much as i love each and every one to be unique in their own ways…i want Ini to borrow a leaf from Mercy Johnson….Sisi Mercy dont fight for awards but they alwz do come her way….Ini is a good actress and she deserve more than she is getting….as popular as she is…she cannot boast of an AMAA or AMVCA or eve a Future award….Cultivate the right attitude Ini and many reputable awards ll come ur way….Bless you
    *Bella ds is constructive criticism and 100% factual…pls post my comment*

    • SoulSista

      August 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Na wa for you o! What exactly is your problem? So if a particular group of people put in their movies for an award they have settled or bought the award? Hmm… Keep bitching… while others keep winning.

  6. Jaydyte

    August 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Enough of the criticism, when you see good stuff you say it.

    @GIAMA Awards Organizers: Guys, this was nicely organized last year don’t mind the bad belle(s), and exceptionally well produced, keep up the good work. The challenge now is for you to do even do much better this year 2013. Wishing you all the best.

    • Chris Atuka

      August 20, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      I totally Concur with you.. I was there last year, and it was fabulous, and they really tried.. Sorry to say this, but Nigerians are so bitter, and that explains why majority of them live in abject poverty… You can always pin-point a poor man by his comments.. They always complain about everything.. People making efforts are always bad in their eyes.. Everyone else is the problem.. Anyways, We will continue to pray for the poor Nigerians, so they can start reasoning well..

  7. Beauty

    August 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Wow! I’m looking forward to it. GIAMA last year was amazing! Beautiful! The planning organisation, everything. I’m sure this year’s is going to be even better. Can’t wait! Yaaay!

  8. mia

    August 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Jim-Iyke-5.jpg lol he never ceases to amaze me funny man. well done iyke hahah

  9. jomoh

    August 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Gosh why re some pple perpetual haters haba. Ini Edo u say has no reputable awards but am sure all d awards she has is more that all d awards u nd ur family can acquire in a lifetime

  10. Justice

    August 21, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Organisers of GIAMA, ‘More are they that are for you than they that are against you’! May you keep rising to the top! Ignore the disgruntled and the Ne’er-See-Well!’ This Year’s event will be fabulous! 🙂

  11. mouth mouth

    August 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    mouth mouth August 21, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Do u no 1 thing i like about Nigerians, most of their negative comment will make u work more harder n it becomes positive energy . SARKODIE NEEDS THAT. HE MAKE M.I RUN FROM RAP . ALL THEIR COLABOS HE CRUSHED THEM . GO CHECK AFRICAN AM PROUD BANKY W FT SARKODIE. BAD GUY P FT SARKODIE. ICE PRINCE FT SARKODIE . TIWA SALVAGE FT ICEBURG SLIM N SARKODIE . IF IT WASNT HIM ICE PRINCE ABOKI WOULDNT GET FAR. HAVE U NOTICE GHANIANS ALWAYS BRING NIGERIANS TO PERFORM IN GHANA BUT HAY THEIR STARS WILL NEVER LET SARKODIE ON THEIR STAGE. THEY NO WE R NOT RICH BUT WE GOT THE MASSIVE TALENT . U WILL NEVER SEE THEM INVITE SARKODIE ,VIP , 4X4 ,R2BEES WOW. PLS B OPEN MINDED SMALL. WHEN GHANIANS CAME TO NIGERIA IN THE 60TS, WE SHOW THEM EVERYTHING FROM TEACHING TO CAR REPAIRS TO JOLLOF RICE. WE CHANGE OUR NAMES TO THEIR NAMES TO PLAY THEIR NATIONAL TEAM FOOTBALL. KWAME NKRUMAH GAVE THEM ALL THE SUPPORT TO GET EVERY INDEPENDENCE IN NIGERIA N MOST AFRICAN COUNTRIES. FELA LEARNED HIGHLIFE FROM GHANA. MOST HIS BAND MATES WAS GHANIANS. AFTER GENERATIONS THEY CLAIM OWNERSHIP. ASK YOUR GRANDAD OF FATHER. THEIR BIAFRA WAR , IT WAS THE SAME RAWLINGS THAT TOOK THEM TO GHANA N SETTLE THE CASE. THAT 1 GO ASK YOUR PARENTS. U CAN NEVER RUB HISTORY. WE NO WE DONT HAVE THAT BIG MONEY OF NIGERIA OIL BUT STILL WE TRY OUR BEST. WE GAVE NIGERIA ALL

    • Busky

      August 21, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      And what does this have to do with the GIAMA Awards? Also why the need for capital letters? Please take a seat. Half the time we dont understand what Sarkodie is saying coz he raps in your launguage!! So why shd we like him like you? Bros, you no get any point. If Nigeria gained from Ghana, then Ghana also gained from us. Period.

    • AMY

      October 15, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Come, why are you ranting on this blog? You go and learn your history, mbok. you think any of these rants will change the true facts? take several seats jor.

  12. Beauty

    August 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    @Kokoqueen..Am sure you are Blessing Egbe, so stop using a fake name to attack Giama online. What is wrong with you? Last year you had a problem with Silverbird Cinema, and Giama, and this year again same thing. Why don’t you start your own awards and call it Blessing’s clique! Giama is the most respected Africa movie awards in the State right now, and got nothing to do with the Royal Arts..So @ Kokoqueen, stop this rubbish..start your own awards now, and maybe then you can critic other people’s work….mtchewwww. oshisko..

    • Winny

      October 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      And you must be Bola Aduwo. Bubabu truth hurts.

  13. Kendra

    October 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Uti Nwachukwu has to grease every palm in cash and kind to be noticed. Used to have a lot of respect for him until I heard Melvin speak on how he constantly used him and made money off him. How distressing. Uti is just a user. Sorry, but I refuse to be part of this event if Uti is involved. And it’s actually in my hometown.

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