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History Of Ghana Movie Awards; How and When It Started

The Ghana Movie Awards was established in 2010 by movie director, Fred Nuamah with the sole aim of celebrating and recognising Ghanaian actresses and actors working hard to put Ghana on the map.

So far it has been good except that for the past two years it has not been held as a result of the collapse of the movie industry and other reasons.

Ghana Movie Awards
Ghana Movie Awards

On September 25, 2010, the first ever Ghana Movie Awards was held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) where the likes of Majid Michel, Van Vicker, Eddy Nartey, Ruffy Samuel, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah and others were nominated in various categories.

Ghana Movie Awards 2011 also saw some Kumawood actors and actresses making the tall list of nominees in various categories and it continued until 2016 where the scheme hit a ‘huge financial iceberg’ making it very difficult for its organisation.

Zylofon Media also came in somewhere in 2017 and took over the Ghana Movie Awards paying a reported amount of $5 million to the CEO, Fred Nuamah.

But Zylofon Media for whatever reasons best known to them cancelled the contract and announced Zylofon Movie Awards slated to take place in 2019.

The 2018 Ghana Movie Awards nomination came as a surprise to movie lovers as Ghanaian controversial Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has been nominated in the Best Lead Actor category obviously for his role in the popular TV comedy series, “Kejetia Vrs Makola, The Trial of Shatta Wale”.

The 2018 Ghana Movie Awards has been slated for December 23, 2018, at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra and the Tamale movie, Azali leads with 16 nominations.

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Check out the full list of nominees below…

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  1. Azali – William Kojo Agbeti
  2. Silence – Tunde Adekoya
  3. Counter Trade – Kobe Nickson-Debra
  4. Hashtag – Abu Iddris
  5. One Upon A Family – Toyin Odukoya

EDITING

  1. Azali – William Kojo Agbeti
  2. Silence – Afla Marley
  3. Counter Trade – Kobi Okyere and Mawutor Senu
  4. Bad Luck Joe – Ramesh Jai
  5. The New Adabraka – Eddie Nartey and Enoch Obiri Opoku

MUSIC – ORIGINAL SONG

  1. Bad Luck Joe – Lyrics by – Joy Agyeman
  2. Music by – Joy Agyeman
  3. Azali – Lyrics by – Gomez Tito
  4. Music by –  Gomez Tito
  5. Kakalika -Lyrics by – Berni Anti
  6. Music by – Berni Anti
  7. Silence – Lyrics by – Berlinda – P
  8. Music by – Berlinda – P
  9. Kajetia and Makola – Lyrics by – Shatta Wale
  10. Music by – Shatta Wale

MUSIC ORIGINAL SCORE

  1. Azali – Gomez Tito
  2. Kakalika Love – Berni Anti
  3. Bad Luck Joe – Ramesh Jai
  4. Once Upon A Family – Kobi Okyere
  5. New Adabraka – George Sedro

MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING

  1. Azali – Abigail Nyamekye
  2. Bad Luck Joe – Rita Nortey and Julia Benson
  3. Deranged – Sharon Yemofio and Charlotte Ampadu
  4. The New Adabraka – Nana Ekua Adinkra
  5. Ancestral Treaty – Samuel Agyei

WRITING ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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  1. Azali – Gwendellen Quatey
  2. Once Upon A Family – Pascal Amanfo and Folake Amanfo
  3. Bad Luck Joe – Ramesh Jai
  4. The New Adabraka – Eddie Nartey
  5. Silence – Divine Jones

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  1. Azali – Production design by – Albert Adjei
  2. Set decoration by – Albert Adjei
  3. Once Upon A Family – Production design by – Godwin Mensah
  4. Set decoration by – Godwin Mensah
  5. Arena – Production design by – John Azinse
  6. Set decoration by – Michael Abia Sackey
  7. Bad Luck Joe – Production design by – Edward Laabi
  8. Set decoration by – Eugene Rida
  9. Silence – Production design by – Andre Bourreau
  10. Set decoration by – Andre Bourreau
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COSTUME AND WARDROBE

  1. Azali – Gifty Mawuena Sossavi
  2. The New Adabraka – Clara Adjoa Asantewaa
  3. Silence – Fauzia Yakubu
  4. Bad Luck Joe – Marion Agbogli
  5. Ancestral Treaty – Gifty Mawuena

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  1. Michelle Attoh – Bad Luck Joe
  2. Martha Ankomah – Silence
  3. Fella Makafui – Once Upon A Family
  4. Ama K. Abebrese – Azali
  5. Benedicta Gafah – The New Adabraka

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  1. Kofi Adjorlolo – Once Upon A Family
  2. Umar Krupp – Kakalika Love
  3. John Dumelo – Jungle Justice
  4. Bismark Odoi – Asylum Is Down
  5. Manaf Yussif – Hashtag

LEAD ACTOR

  1. Adjetey Annan – Azali
  2. James Gardiner, Michael Asante and Toosweet Annan – The New Adabraka
  3. Charles Mensah (Shatta Wale) – Kejetia and Makola
  4. Alphonso Menu – Arena
  5. Anthony Wood – Watch Dog

LEAD ACTRESS

  1. Yvonne Nelson – Jungle Justice
  2. Jackie Appiah – Kakalika Love
  3. Kalsoume Sinare – Silence
  4. Nadia Buari – Daranged
  5. Asana Alhassan – Azali

BEST PICTURE

  1. Azali – Sandra Dwommoh
  2. Daranged – Nadia Buari
  3. Bad Luck Joe – Ramesh Jai
  4. Once Upon A Family – Priscilla Asiedu
  5. The New Adabraka – Eddie Nartey
  6. Silence – Kalsoume Sinare
  7. Ancestral Treaty – John Kennedy, Michael Yawson and Gifty Mawuena
  8. Hashtag – Abu Iddris
  9. Celebrity Marriage – Uchenna Mbunabo
  10. Kakalika Love – Degraft Yeboah

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

  1. Joy Agyeman – Bad Luck Joe
  2. Anthony Woode – Watch Dog
  3. Jeffrey Forson – Arena
  4. Jeffrey Nortey – Counter Trade
  5. Esi Hammond – Accra Hustlers
  6. Rosemond Brown – Accra Hustlers
  7. Richard Xavier Amoakor – Once Upon A Family
  8. Asana – Alhassan Azali
  9. Efia Odo – Counter Trade
  10. Dana Wachter – My Very Ghanaian Wedding
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BEST ACTOR AFRICAN COLLABORATION

  1. Ramsey Noah – Daranged
  2. Felix Omokhodion – Things I Hate About You
  3. O .Kanayo – Celebrity Marriage
  4. Bolanle Nimalomo – Adam and Eve
  5. Adekola Odulade – Celebrity Marriage

BEST ACTRESS AFRICAN COLLABORATION

  1. Mercy Johnson Okojie – Once Upon A Family
  2. Tonto Dike – Celebrity Marriage
  3. Calista Okoronkwo – Things I Hate About You
  4. Mbong Amata – Adam and Eve
  5. Adaeze Eluke – Bombshell

SHORT MOVIE

  1. The Deep Place – Mawuko Kuadzi
  2. Bottomless – Helel Smith
  3. Komabuza – William Kojo Agbeti
  4. Hello December – Samuel Kwabena Okyere – Arhin
  5. Jungle Justice – Regina Van Helvert

ANIMATED SHORT MOVIE

  1. Race Of Life – Francis. Y. Brown
  2. Both Saved – Afortey Nii Odai

DIRECTING

  1. Azali – Kwabena Gyansah
  2. Bad Luck Joe – Ramesh Jai
  3. The New Adabraka – Eddie Nartey
  4. Kejetia and Makola – Kobi Rana
  5. Once Upon A Family – Pascal Amafo

VISUAL EFFECTS

  1. Azali – William Kojo Agbeti
  2. Ancestral Treaty – Peter Mensah
  3. Bad Luck Joe – Ramesh Jai