GIAMA Awards: List of Winners
The 3rd Annual GIAMA Awards was held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 25th. As usual, it was all glitz and glam. The event was stormed by Nollywood celebrities in an atmosphere that was synonymous to that of Hollywood's red carpets such as the Grammy's, and BET. The show was hosted by ace comedian, Julius Agwu who kept the audience laughing with his funny jokes. It was a memorable night filled with non-stop activities including an electrifying performance by the CEO Dancers.
Stars, guests, even workers came adorned in glamorous dresses that truly highlights the exquisite taste of the GIAMA Awards.
Emotional speeches, Ebola awareness campaign, comedy performances, musical entertainment, unity amongst different ethnicities from the world made this edition the most unique of its kind. The GIAMA Awards was more than just a night of entertainment, but a night of purpose.
Notable faces at the events were: Julius Agwu (Host), Majid Michel, Stella Damascus, Ini Edo, Uti Nwachukwu, Anthony Monjaro, Ruth Kadiri, Alex Ekubo, Emem Isong, Lancelot Imasuen, Susan Peters, Mbong Amata, Uche Iwuanyawu, Charles Novia, Pascal Atuma, Moses Inwang, Charles Uwagbai, Daniel Ademinokan, Robert Peters, Ivie Okujaye, Tana Adelana, Michael Godson, James Costello, Daniel Lloyd, Benedict Johnson, Pascal Amanfo, Chigozie Atuanya, Ephraim Chiejina, Padeta Agu, Gbenro Ajibade, Moses Efret, Patrick Nnamani, Merlisa Determined, Jedi (Comedian) Tana Egbo-Adefalana (Best Supporting Actress Nominee), MCPC (Comedian) and many more.
Most memorable speeches from winners Uti Nwachukwu, Ivie Okujaye, Belinda Effah and Chigozie Atuanya left audience amazed at the elegance portrayed on stage. Overall, a night of true celebration for the 3rd biggest film industry in the world and 3rd Annual GIAMA Award solidifying this show as the most revered award show till date.
LIST OF 2014 GIAMA
BEST MOTION PICTURE – Apaye
BEST DRAMA – A Mile from Home
BEST FILM – INDIGENOUS – Chetanna
BEST FILM – COMEDY – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO – Ayo Makun & Ramsey Nouah – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST ACTOR – Kanayo O. Kanayo – Apaye
BEST ACTRESS – Rita Dominic – Iyore
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Frederick Leonard – Accident
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Belinda Effah – Apaye
MOST PROMISING ACTOR – Tope Tedela – A Mile from Home
MOST PROMISING ACTRESS – Ivie Okujaye – Black Silhouette
BEST COMEDIC ACT – Lepacious Bose – Being Mrs. Elliot
BEST SCREENPLAY – Moses Inwang – Last 3 Digits
BEST DIRECTOR – Eric Aghimien – A Mile from Home
PRODUCER OF YEAR – Frank Rajah and Kwame Boadu – Iyore
BEST EDITED FILM – Teco Benson – Accident
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – James Costello – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST SOUND – Eric Aghimien – A Mile from Home
BEST COSTUME – Iyore
BEST MAKEUP – Iyore
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD – Lynn Whitfield – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST DIRECTOR – Diaspora – Faces of Love – Robert Peters
BEST FILM – Diaspora – Captive – John Uche
BEST ACTOR – Diaspora – Raz Adoti – Faces of Love
BEST ACTRESS – Diaspora – Paula Obaseki – Captive
MALE VIEWER’s CHOICE – Uti Nwachukwu
FEMALE VIEWER’s CHOICE – Tonto Dikeh
GRAND RECOGNITION AWARD - Captain (Dr.) Hosa Wells Okunbo
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