Jim Iyke, Majid Michel, Ini Edo, Uche Jumbo, OC Ukeje, Yvonne Jegede & More Make GIAMA 2015 Nominees List

The official nominations for the 4th Annual Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) presented by PEM Offshore have been announced. GIAMA celebrates the very best of African entertainment and rich culture through filmography.

This year in African cinema, directors, producers and our beloved actors showcased outstanding performances in several captivating stories that have continued to wow their audiences. A number of films submitted for nomination brought attention to issues such as violence against women, HIV, the fight for love, their country and survival.

Most of the submissions this year came from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Canada, and the United States.

African films in the Diaspora also produced mind-blowing stories with unforgettable performances. All the nominated actors and actresses gave performances that will be embedded in the minds of the viewers for years to come.

This year’s GIAMA ceremony will be hosted by comedian and actor AY Makun and is set to captivate a lively audience on October 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Check out the full nominees list

BEST MOTION PICTURE

  • LOVE REGARDLESS
  • STALKER
  • STIGMA
  • BLACK NOVEMBER
  • TRIALS OF IGHO
  • MATTERS ARISING

BEST FILM (DRAMA)

  • STIGMA
  • THE CHANGER
  • INVASION 1897
  • OJUJU
  • OGE’S SISTER
  • AFTER THE “I DOs”
  • STALKER

BEST FILM (COMEDY)

  • JACK AND JILL
  • HEAD GONE
  • HORN – FREE DAY
  • MY AMERICAN SON
  • BRONI WAWU
  • WHEN LOVE COMES AROUND

BEST SHORT FILM

  • VERDICT
  • ONCE
  • THE THRONE
  • HORN – FREE DAY
  • HENNA

BEST FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

  • BF
  • TORERA
  • OJUJU
  • MADE IN AGEGE
  • IYA ALALAKE

BEST ACTOR

  • FREDERICK LEONARD – KEEPING SECRETS
  • HAKEEM KAE-KASIM – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • MAJID MICHEL – MATTERS ARISING
  • JIM IYKE – STALKER
  • MIKE OMOREGBEE – INVASION 1897
  • KEN ERICS – TRIALS OF IGHO
  • CLEM OHAMEZE – MY AMERICAN SON 

BEST ACTRESS

  • ADESUA ETOMI – FALLING
  • UCHE JOMBO – OGE’S SISTER
  • INI EDO – WHILE YOU SLEPT
  • MBONG AMATA – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • JACKIE APPIAH – STIGMA
  • NSE IKPE ETIM – STALKER
  • RUTH KADIRI – MATTERS ARISING

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

  • ANTHONY MONJARO – STALKER
  • DESMOND FINNEY – REFLECTIONS
  • SEUN AKINDELE – THE CHANGER
  • CHIGOZIE ATUANYA – JAFAR
  • MELVIN ODUAH – TRIALS OF IGHO
  • OC UKEJE – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • JAMES GARDINER – HAPPY DEATHDAY

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

  • KIKI OMELI – STING
  • YVONNE JEGEDE – OGE’S SISTER
  • CAROLINE DANJUMA – STALKER
  • AYO ADESANYA – THE GOOD WIFE
  • VENITA AKPOFURE – WHILE YOU SLEPT
  • TANA ADELANA – THE KINGDOM
  • EKU EDEWOR – WHEN LOVE COMES AROUND

BEST COMEDIC ACT

  • ROSELYN NGISSAH – JACK & JILL
  • AKPORORO – HEAD GONE
  • NKANSAH KWADWO – MADE IN AGEGE
  • KELECHI UDEGBE – HORN-FREE DAY
  • FAITHIA BALOGUN – IYA ALALAKE
  • LYDIA FORSON – A LETTER FROM ADAM
  • ENIOLA BADMUS – HEAD GONE

BEST NEW ACTOR

  • GBENGA TITILOYE – LOVE REGARDLESS
  • STONEBWOY – HAPPY DEATHDAY
  • JEFF KUMORDZI – LETTER FROM ADAM
  • AKPORORO – HEAD GONE
  • KUNLE OLUREMI – STING
  • ISO PAELEY – LOVE REGARDLESS

BEST NEW ACTRESS

  • AISHA KAMARA – REFLECTIONS
  • PRINCESS OKAH – THE CHANGER
  • YVONNE OKYERE – LOVE REGARDLESS
  • ROSEMARY ZIMU – CHAMPAGNE
  • EMEM INWANG – STALKER
  • COMFORT IDONGESIT –TRIALS OF IGHO
  • NSIKAN ISAAC – THE BANKER

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO

  • RUTH KADIRI & MAJID MICHEL – MATTERS ARISING
  • KEN ERICS & KIKI OMELI – TRIALS OF IGHO
  • BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU & ADESUA ETOMI – FALLING
  • GBENGA TITILOYE & ZYNNELL LYDIA ZUH – LOVE REGARDLESS
  • NSE EKPE ETIM & JIM IYKE – STALKER
  • YVONNE JEGEDE AND UCHE JOMBO – OGE’S SISTER

BEST EDITING

  • STANLEE OHIKHUARE- KPIANS
  • WHEN LOVE COMES AROUND
  • NWAOGBURU NELSON – MATTERS ARISING
  • STANLEE OHIKHUARE – VERDICT
  • J OBASI – OJUJU
  • MUYIWA ALUKO -LOVE REGARDLESS
  • BLACK NOVEMBER

BEST SOUND

  • STANLEE OHIKHUARE – KPIANS
  • INVASION 1897
  • ONONEZE KENETH -THE THRONE
  • BLACK NOVEMBER
  • COBHAM ASUQUO – DARASEN RICHARDS – THE ANTIQUE
  • DAYO THOMPSON – OJUJU
  • KENNETH YEBOAH -MADE IN AGEGE

BEST MAKEUP/COSTUME

  • CHIEMELA NWAGBOSO/MATTHEW ELECHENU – JAFAR
  • ADEFUNKE OLOWU – OJUJU
  • EVANS / K. YEBOAH & B. POKU -MADE IN AGEGE
  • INEMESIT UDONQUAK – STALKER
  • STANLEE OHIKHUARE / ITORO EDWIN-OKON -KPIANS
  • WHEN LOVE COMES AROUND
  • INVASION 1897

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • BLACK NOVEMBER
  • OJUJU
  • INVASION 1897
  • VERDICT
  • HORN-FREE DAY
  • SHATTERED ROMANCE
  • KPIANS

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • STIGMA
  • TRIALS OF IGHO
  • SHATTERED ROMANCE
  • STING
  • HEAD GONE
  • REQUITE
  • STALKER

BEST PRODUCER

  • OGE OBASI – OJUJU
  • LANCELOT IMASUEN – INVASION 1897
  • DARE FASISI / LANRE FASASI – HEAD GONE
  • MOSES INWANG / CAROLINE DANJUMA – STALKER
  • JETA AMATA – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • OKEY EZUGWU – JAFAR

BEST DIRECTOR

  • CHRIS ENENG ENEAJI – TRIALS OF IGHO
  • LANCELOT IMASUEN – INVASION 1897
  • MOSES INWANG – STALKER
  • MUYIWA ALUKO – LOVE REGARDLESS
  • JETA AMATA – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • EJIM FORTUNE KEZI – THE CHANGER
  • DARE FASISI – HEAD GONE

DIASPORA

BEST FILM DIASPORA

  • RED ROSE
  • THE POTRAIT
  • AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
  • LAPD AFRICAN COPS

BEST SCREENPLAY DIASPORA

  • RED ROSE
  • THE POTRAIT
  • RETALIATION
  • THE FLAWS
  • BLOODLINE BATTLE
  • AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
  • LAPD AFRICAN COPS

 

BEST DIRECTOR – DIASPORA

  • ROBERT PETERS – AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
  • JOHN UCHE – THE POTRAIT
  • AB SALLU – BLOODLINE BATTLE
  • KINGSLEY PAUL UKAEGBU – RED ROSE
  • PASCAL ATUMAH – LAPD AFRICAN COPS

 

BEST ACTOR DIASPORA

  • MOSES EFRET – RED ROSE
  • CARL PAYNE – THE FLAWS
  • KYLE BURGESS – THE PORTRAIT
  • PASCAL ATUMAH – LAPD AFRICAN COPS
  • JOSEPH BENJAMIN – AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

BEST ACTRESS DIASPORA

  • OGE OKOYE – RED ROSE
  • BERLINDA NAHBILA – THE PORTRAIT
  • QUEEN ESTHER IMAR – BLOODLINE BATTLE
  • STELLA DAMASUS – AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
  • PRIDIN B. FRU – RETALIATION

VIEWER’S CHOICE

BEST MALE VIEWERS CHOICE

  • JOHN DUMELO
  • ALEX EKUBO
  • VAN VICKER
  • UTI NWACHUKWU
  • BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU
  • MAJID MICHEL
  • C UKEJE

BEST FEMALE VIEWERS CHOICE

  • ADESUA ETOMI
  • UCHE JOMBO
  • BELINDA EFFAH
  • RITA DOMINIC
  • RUTH KADIRI
  • INI EDO
  • YVONNE NELSON

 

BEST COMEDIC ACT VIEWERS CHOICE

  • FRANCIS ODEGA
  • JULIUS AGU
  • FUNKE AKINDELE
  • LYDIA FORSON
  • ENIOLA BADMUS
  • ROSELYN NGISSAH
  • AKPORORO

FOREIGN INTERNATIONAL ACT (MALE)

  • WYCLEF JEAN – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • DORIEN WILSON – LAPD AFRCAN COPS
  • AKON – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • MICKEY ROURKE – BLACK NOVEMBER

FOREIGN INTERNATIONAL ACT (FEMALE)

  • SARAH WAYNE CALLIES – BLACK NOVEMBER
  • LUENELL – LAPD AFRICAN COPS
  • VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY – LAPD AFRICAN COPS
  • KIM BASSINGER – BLACK NOVEMBER
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