Every year in Houston, Texas, USA, a popular hub for many Nigerian families, students and stars, the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) presented by Pem Offshore, gathers many of Nollwood’s greatest for an entertaining awards show.
On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the 2015 edition was hosted by AY, and featured a special performance by our 2015 GIAMA Song of the Year artist – Korede Bello, for ‘Godwin’.
The 2015 GIAMA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Clarion Chukwurah by Nollywood prolific director Lancelot Imaseun.
Special guests included Alex Ekubo, Rita Dominic, Jim Iyke, Eniola Badmus, Pascal Atuma, Korede Bello, Big Brother Africa’s Melvin, Moses Inwang, YAW, Seyi Brown, Jedi, Belinda Effah, Anita Chris, James Costello, Okey Ezugwu, Bianka Johnson, Dr. Kulah, Tangi Miller, Moses Efret, Chuks Ajoku, Wowo Boyz, and several others.
Check out the first photos and list of GIAMA 2015 winners below.
List of 2015 GIAMA Winners
Best Motion Picture: Black November
Best Film (Drama): Stalker
Best Film (Comedy): Head Gone
Best Short Film: Verdict
Best Film (Foreign Language): Made in Agege
Best Actor: Jim Iyke – Stalker
Best Actress: Nse Ikpe Etim – Stalker
Best Supporting Male: OC Ukeje – Black November
Best Supporting Female: Kiki Omeli – Sting
Best Comedic Act: Akpororo & Eniola Badmus – Head Gone
Best New Actor: Gbenga Titiloye – Love Regardless
Best New Actress: Aisha Kamara – Reflections
Best On-screen Duo: Yvonne Jegede and Uche Jombo – Oge’s Sister
Best Editing: C.J Obasi – Ojuju
Best Sound: Stanlee Ohikhuare – Kpians
Best Makeup/Costume: Invasion 1897
Best Cinematography: Black November
Best Screenplay: Trials of Igho
Best Producer: Jeta Amata – Black November
Best Director: Jeta Amata – Black November
2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards: Clarion Chukwurah
Best Film Diaspora: LAPD African Cops
Best Director – Diaspora: Robert Peters – Affairs of the Heart
Best Actor Diaspora: Pascal Atuma – Lapd African Cops & Joseph Benjamin – Affairs of the Heart
Best Actress Diaspora: Stella Damasus – Affairs of the Heart
Best Screenplay Diaspora: Affairs of the Heart
Foreign International Act (Male): Akon – Black November
Foreign International Act (Female): Luenell – LAPD African Cops
2015 Giama Song of the Year: Korede Bello – ‘Godwin’
Best Male Viewers Choice: Majid Michel
Best Female Viewers Choice: Uche Jombo
Best Comedic Act Viewers Choice: Francis Odega & Julius Agwu