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Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
29th April 2011, 02:12 PM
Some of the winners of the prestigious Ghana Movie Awards would be in France next month for this year’s edition of world-acclaimed Cannes International Film Festival.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is the 64th edition and it would be held from May 11 to May 22 in France.

The festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.

The first edition of the festival was originally set to be held in Cannes in 1939 under the presidency of Louis Lumière. However, it was not until over a year after the war ended that it finally took place on 20 September 1946. It was subsequently held every September- except in 1948 and 1950- and then every May from 1952 onwards. Over the years, the festival has been tagged one of the celebrated film festivals.

As usual, it is anticipated to attract a lot of movie stakeholders from across the world.

A couple of weeks ago, Canale France International (CFI), one of the giant media outfits in France, was in Ghana to do a documentary on some of the winners and Ghana’s movie industry for the film festival.

A lot of world movies, as well as some selected Ghanaian movies, are expected to be screened at the festival.

The Ghana Movie Awards, organized by GP Limited, is aimed at honouring excellence in Ghana movie industry and contributing to the growth of the industry. The presence of its award winners at the Cannes Film Festival is definitely a plus.

Below is the list of winners of the maiden edition of the award

Best Actor In A Leading Role (English)

Majid Michel [Beast]

Best Actress In A Leading Role (English)

Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Yvonne Okoro, Roselyn Ngissah [4 Play]

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Local Language)

Kofi Adu aka Agya Koo [Ama Ghana]

Best Actress In A Leading Role(Local Language)

Rose Mensah Aka Kyeiwaa [Akrasi Burgers]

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (E.L)

John Dumelo [Game]

Best Actress In A Supporting Role (E.L)

Nadia Buari [Checkmate]

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (L.L)

Clement Bonney [Ama Ghana]

Best Actress In A Supporting Role. (L.L)

Nana Ama Mc Brown [Madam Moke]

Favourite Actor

Kofi Adjorlolo

Favourite Actress

Yvonne Nelson

Best Writing-Adapted Or Original


Shirley Frimpong-Manso [A Sting In A Tale]

Best Visual Effect

Barry Isa Quaye [Flash Fever]

Best Wardrobe

Mabel Germain [Sinking Sands]

Best Music Score

A Sting In A Tale

Best Original Song

A Sting In A Tale [4x4]

Best Directing (E.L)

Shirley F. Manso [A Sting In A Tale]

Best Directing (L.L)

Frank Gharbin [Ama Ghana]

Best Editing

Afra Marley [Game]

Best Cinematography

Bob J [A Sting In A Tale]

Discovery Of The Year

Emoimogen Hogen [Trinity]

Best Make-Up

Jane A. Williams [Checkmate]

Best Picture

Sinking Sands

Best Story

Who Loves Me

Best Art Direction

Sinking Sands

Best Actor / West Africa Collaboration

Uti Nwachukwu [Busting Out]

Best Actress / West African Collaboration

Genevieve Nnaji [Silent Scandal]

Best Movie / West African Collaboration

Sinking Sands

Outstanding Contribution To Ghana’s Movie Industry

Frank Raja Arase

By News One