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December 28, 2011 | General News

"Ties That Bind" Sweeps Ghana Movie Awards

Leila Djansi’s latest production, ‘Ties That Bind’ was the biggest winner at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards held on Christmas Day, bagging 9 awards including the Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) for Hollywood sweetheart, Kimberly Elise.

The other wins for ‘Ties That Bind’ included, Best Editing (English), Best Directing (English), Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Movie African Collaboration, and Best Picture.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s 10 chapter movie series, followed closely with 5 wins including Best Story, Best Screenplay, and Best Make-up.

The well attended ceremony saw movie stars and film makers from Ghana and Nigeria, including Segun Arinze, Ramzey Nuah, Desmonds Elliot and others in attendance.

Nollywood veteran, Olu Jacobs won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the growth of Nollywood.

He was accompanied by his wife and fellow actress, Joke Silva.

Highlights of the night included humorous acceptance speeches and several azonto dance moves from the stars including Rose Mensah (Kyeiwaa), Kweku Manu, Funnyface and others.

There were also musical performances from Mzbel, RnM, and Nana Borro.

Below is the full list of winners:
Best Actor In A Leading Role [English Language]

Madji Michel – Somewhere In Africa
Best Actor In A Leading Role [Local Language]
Agya Koo – Agenkwah
Best Actress In A Leading Role [English Language]

Kimberly Elise - Ties That Bind
Best Actress In A Leading Role [Local Language]

Vivian Jill – Yaw Donkor
Best Actor In A Supporting Role [English Language]

Majid Michel – Somewhere In Africa
Best Actor In A Supporting Role [Local Language]

Joseph Osei – Osofo Amoako
Best Actress In A Supporting Role [English Language]

Nadia Buari – Who Owns The City
Best Actress In A Supporting Role [Local Language]

Rose Mensah – Bu Bra Pa
Best Picture
Ties That Bind
Best Directing [English Language]
Leila Djansi & Kevin Huie – Ties That Bind

Best Directing [Local Language]
Augustine Abbey [Idikoko] – Agya Koo Gbengbentus

Best Art Direction
Ties That Bind
Best Music [Original Song]
Agya Koo Gbengbentus – Mframa
Best Movie Africa Collaboration
Ties That Bind
Best Cameo Actor
Kofi Adjorlolo – Somewhere In Africa
Best Cameo Actress
Grace Nortey – Adams Apple
Best Story
Adams Apple
Best Editing
Ties That Bind
Best Cinematography
Ties That Bind
Best Costume & Wardrobe
Samira Yakuku - Queens Pride
Best Make-Up
Adams Apple
Best Visual Effects
Grave Yard
Best Discovery
Kwaku Manu – So, So And So
Best Music [Original Score]
Adams Apple
Best Sound Editing & Mixing
Ties That Bind
Best Writing Adapted Or Original Screenplay
Adams Apple
Best Actor Africa Collaboration
Ramsey Nouah Jnr. – Memories Of My Heart

Best Actress Africa Collaboration
Omotola Jalade – Ties That Bind
Favourite Actress, TV
Auntie B in ‘Efiewura’
Favourite Actor, TV
Funnyface Benson in ‘Chokor Trotro
Favourite TV Series
Chorkor Trotro
Favourite Actress, Movie
Martha Ankomah
Favourite Actor, Movie
Prince David Osei
Lifetime Achievement Award
Olu Jacobs
Source: The Buzz

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