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Neo
27th December 2011, 05:14 PM
Leila Djansi's second production in Ghana, Ties That Bind scooped a whopping nine awards at the second edition of the Ghana Movie Awards which came off at the Accra International Conference Centre on Christmas Day, December 25.

The nine made the movie the biggest winner on the night.

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Leila Djansi, director of Ties That Bind giving her acceptance speech at the awards

The movie's Hollywood lead actress, Kimberly Elise made history by being the first Hollywood movie actress to win a movie award in Ghana. Although she was not in attendance to pick up the award personally, Kimberly was crowned Best Actress in a Leading Role (English Language).

Ties That Bind's other wins on the night include Best Directing (English Language), Best Editing (English Language), Best Sound Editing & Mixing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Picture, Best Movie Africa Collaboration, and Best Actress Africa Collaboration.

Shot almost entirely in Ghana, Ties That Bind told the story of three women; Adobea, Buki and Theresa, who hail from different walks of life bound by a common pain - the loss of a child. The story captures the journey of the women to redemption, love, life and forgiveness.

It stars Hollywood star, Kimberly Elise; Ghanaian stars, Ama K Abebrese, John Dumelo, David Dontoh and Nollywood star, Omotola Ekeinde.

This year's awards saw the some of the crème de la crème of both the Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industries, including Majid Michel, John Dumelo, Nana Ama McBrown, Ama K. Abebrese, Ramsey Nouah, Segun Arinze, Desmond Elliot, Prince David Osei, and Jackie Appiah in attendance. Veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs, who was also in attendance, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The night was however not only about Leila Djansi's Ties That Bind as Shirley Frimpong-Manson's 10-chapter series, Adams Apples also went home with a total of five awards, the second highest on the night.

Adams Apple picked up awards for Best Screenplay, Best Story, Best Make-up, Best Music [Original Score], and Best Writing Adapted or Original Screenplay.

Actors, Majid Michel and Kwaku Adu popularly known as Agya Koo, picked up awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (English Language) and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Local Language) respectively.

Interestingly, Majid Michel picked up a second award, Best Actor in a Supporting Role all for his role in the movie Somewhere In Africa. Actress Vivian Jill walked home with the Best Actress in a Leading Role (Local Language) award for her role in the movie, Yaw Donkor.

The night also witnessed exciting performances from several acts including, Nana Boroo, Mzbel, and music trio, RnM. The Azonto fever also gripped this year's awards as comedian, Funny Face, actress Rose Mensah, popularly known as Kyeiwaa, and others gave a go at the dance.

Below is the detailed list of winners

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Ties That Bind stars, Kimberly Elise, Ama K Abebrese and Omotola Ekeinde.

Best Actor In A Leading Role [English Language]
Madji Michel – Somewhere In Africa

Best Actor In A Leading Role [Local Language]
Kofi Adu aka Agya Koo – Agyenkwah

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
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