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AMA Awards 2010: Jackie Appiah, ‘Pusher’ And Others Win Awards For Ghana

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Jackie Appiah wins Best Actress 2010

Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah Agyemang has been crowned as the best actress for this year’s African Movie Academy Awards. She was nominated in the category ‘Best performance by an actress in a leading role’ together with Lydia Forson and Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku for their roles in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Perfect Picture’.

The three Ghanaian were competed with their compatriot Akofa Edjeani Asiedu (I Sing Of A Well), Stephanie Okereke (Nnenda), Flora Suya (Season Of A Life) and Bimbo Akintola (Freedom In Chains). Jackie Appiah whose warm smiles and eloquence can’t stop producers from including her in their movies received two nominations for ‘Best Actress In A Leading Role’ and Best Upcoming Actress’ at the AMAA 2008.

Jackie was not the only star who made Ghana proud at the event. Adjetey Anang popularly known as ‘Pusher’ grabbed the ‘Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role’ for his unique performance in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Perfect Picture’.

The trilogy, ‘I Sing Of A Well’ which had 11 nominations swept away three awards in the categories; ‘AMAA Achievement in Sound’, ‘AMAA Achievement in Costume’ and the ‘Best Screenplay’.

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Adjetey Anang "Pusher'- Best Actor in a supporting role

Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘A sting in a Tale’ also won the ‘Best Original Sound Track’. She took home the AMAA Best Director with her movie, The Perfect Picture.

Ramsey Noah picked up some AMAA steam with his win in the ‘Best Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role’ (Best Actor) disappointing his colleagues; Majid Michel, John Osei Tutu, Lucky Ejim and Odera Ozoka who were eyeing the same award.

The Nigerian movie Figurine, directed by Kunle Afolayan beat them all with five awards.

The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is held annually to honor distinguished actors and actresses, directors and writers in the African movie industry. Held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 amidst blitz and glamour, the sixth edition of the prestigious awards took place in Yenogoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. This year’s event pulled hordes of celebrities in and around the African continent. AMAA is comparable to America’s Academy Awards in terms of its class, glamour and importance in African filmmaking. PLEASE READ THE UPDATE OF THIS STORY HERE

Source: Obour Amankwa/GhanaCelebrities.com

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Winners of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2010—*Winners are bolded

BEST DOCUMENTARY
1. Wanba Ngoma (Tanzania)
2. Peace Wanted Alive (Kenya)
3. Bariga Boys(Nigeria)
4. En quette d’identite (Burkina Faso)
5. Innovating for Africa (Nigeria)

BEST SHORT FILM
1. Mahala – (Mozambique)
2. The Abbys Boys –(South Africa)
3. The Painter – (Uganda)
4. Suara La – (Nigeria)
5. The Camera (Nigeria)

BEST ANIMATION
1. Hanayns Shoe (Egypt)
2. Adventure of Alayo (Nigeria)
3. Zoodo – (Burkina Faso)
4. Lyrics – (Algeria)
5. One Step of Love (Algeria)

BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN FILMMAKER IN DIASPORA

1. Soul Diaspora
2. Okra Principle
3. China Wahala
4. Crunch

BEST FILM IN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Omo Iya Kan – (Nigeria)
2. Aldeweden – (Ethiopia)
3. Togetherness Supreme – (Kenya)
4. Imani – (Uganda)
5. Game of my life – (South Africa)

HEART OF AFRICA AWARD FOR BEST FILM FROM NIGERIA
1. Nnenda by Izu Ojukwu
2. Freedom in Chain by Bond Emeruwa and Fred Amata
3. The Child by Izu Ojukwu
4. Figurine by Kunle Afolayan
5. High Blood Pressure by Teco Benson

AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. The Tenant
2. Season of a life
3. Perfect Picture
4. I sing of a well
5. Soul Diaspora

AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Season of a life
2. The Child
3. Perfect Picture
4. Heart of Men
5. Lilies of the Ghetto

AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
1. I sing of a well
2. Fulani
3. The Child
4. Figurine
5. Imani

AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Heart of Men
2. The Child
3. The King is Mine
4. I sing of a well
5. Fulani

AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME
1. Perfect Picture
2. Prince’s bride
3. The Child
4. I sing of a well
5. Lilies of the Ghetto

AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. The Child
2. Figurine
3. A sting in a tale
4. Fulani
5. Heart of Men

Best ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
1. Seasons of a life
2. Imani
3. A sting in a tale
4. The Child
5. Figurine

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD ACTOR
1. Teddy Onyago and Bill Oloo- Togetherness Supreme
2. Tobi Oboli – The Figurine
3. Feyisola Ewulomi – Champions of our Time
4. Treasure Obasi – Champions of our Time
5. Mfanafuthi Magudulela – Game of my life

MOST PROMISING ACTRESS
1. Martha Kisaka – Togetherness Supreme
2. Chelsea Eze – Silent Scandal
3. Martha Ankomah – Sins of the Soul
4. Ashionye Michelle Ugboh- Jungle Ride
5. Rahema Nanfuka – Imani

MOST PROMISING ACTOR
1. Wilson Maina – Togetherness Supreme (Kenya)
2. Wale Ojo – The Child (Nigeria)
3. John Dumelo – Heart of men (Ghana)
4. Pethro Tumba Mbole – A game of my life (South Africa)
5. Sunny Chikezie – Lilies of the Ghetto (Nigeria)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Godwin Kotey- I sing of a well
2. Francis Duru – Nnenda
3. Yemi Blaq – High Blood Pressure
4. Adjetey Anang – The Perfect Picture

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Doris Sakitey – A sting in a Tale
2. Funlola Aoifeyebi-Raimi – Figurine
3. Tapiwa Gwaza – Seasons of a life
4. Yvonne Nelson – Heart of Men

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Bimbo Akintola- Freedom in Chains
2. Jackie Appiah, Lydia Forson and Naa Ashokor, Mensa-Doku – The Perfect Picture
3. Stephanie Okereke- Nnenda
4. Flora Suya – Season of a life
5. Akofa Edjeani Asiedu – I sing of a well

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Lucky Ejim – The Tenant
2. Majid Michael – Sin of a soul
3. Ramsey Noah – The Figurine
4. Odera Ozoka – Soul Diaspora
5. John Osie Tutu Agyeman – I Sing of a well

BEST SCREENPLAY
1. Season of a life
2. The Tenant
3. Freedom In chains
4. Guilty Pleasures
5. I sing of a well

AMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Perfect Picture
2. Figurine
3. I sing of a well
4. The Child
5. The Tenant

BEST PICTURE
1. Seasons of a life (Malawi)
2. The tenant (Nigeria)
3. The Perfect Picture (Ghana)
4. The Figurine (Nigeria)
5. I sing of a well (Ghana)

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Shemu Joyah- Seasons of a life
2. Shirley Frimpong-Manso- The Perfect Picture
3. Kunle Afolayan – Figurine
4. Leila Jewel Djansi – I sing of a well
5. Jude Idada and Lucky Ejim – The Tenant




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  1. Yay, congrats go out my gal jackie, pusher, and of course shirley manso, y guys truely deserve it, I knew girlfriend has the chops to win best actress, made all ghanaians proud. I hope she didnt disappoint in the fashion dept, we all know how jackie can go overboard sometimes, lol.

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    • @ ogova ondego Well, i think your article is quite ambiguous. you were making some contradictions there, check it.

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  2. go gal you deserve it and always bear in mind that there are always haters and faultfinders,be focused and always aim for the top where you belong…..gatch ur bak ma darling………

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