The second edition of the prestigious Ghana Movie Awards is just gone by on Christmas day December 25, 2011 in the main all of the Accra International Centre, but a very important part of the awards has still not been determined, even though a new calendar year has already begun. All winners were announced at the event except for the two who won the two Kia Rio cars the controversial Founder’s Merit Award. Two SUV cars won by actor, Agya Koo and four actresses (Jackie, Roselyn, Yvonne and Juliet) respectively, were the main high lights of the maiden edition in 2010.

Unlike in 2010, when organizers readily announced the winners, they have been silent over the matter, even though the two cars were openly displayed during the awards. Two years ago, two Zoyte SUV cars sponsored by Feiya Engineering Limited were given to winners of the same category. Prior to last year’s event, organizers released a publication that the new sponsor of the two cars was Rana Motors, who donated two Kia Rio cars. 2012 is already here and stakeholders in the movie industry, media men, and winners on the night are still wondering who will win the coveted “Founders’ Merit Award”, and why it is taking the organizers so long to come out with the two winners. spoke to Fred Nuamah, Founder of Ghana Movie Awards who is also the sole decider of who wins the Founders’ Merit Awards, for some answers. “I will announce it very soon so people should be patient”. When he was pushed further to be more specific about when exactly he was going to do the announcement, Fred said he would announce the two winners in two weeks, at a press conference at the Golden Tulip Hotel where the cars would be officially presented, adding that the date for the press conference would be announced later. Fred said, as a Founder and Executive Producer of Ghana Movie Awards, whoever would win this award would be selected based on his own discretion because he created this particular category to reward hard working actors and actresses. He said the Founders’ Merit Award is non-competitive but based purely on their contribution on the movie scene and the person’s general behavior within the year. He added, however, that the two winners (one male and one female) would be chosen from actors and actresses who won awards on the night.

Meanwhile investigation has revealed that Fred is finding it very difficult to announce the winners because all the actors and actresses who won awards on the night are his friends, and most of them are already lobbying for the cars. It will be recalled that the issue of cars created several controversies after the maiden edition, when Four actresses: Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Roselyn Nggiza and Yvonne Okoro won the shared award for “Best Actress in A Lead Role (English)” for their role in “4Play” as four friends. Four of them were not able to come to a compromise as to how to share the car.

Another looming controversy after the awards is how Hollywood actress Kimberly Elise beat Ghanaian actresses; Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson, Joselyn Dumas and Nollywood actress Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, to win the “Best Actress in Leading Role” (English) award. Questions have also been raised as to why three Nollywood senior movie stars; Olu Jacobs, Patience Ozorkwo (Mama G) and the late Sam Loco, alongside three Ghanaian acting legends; Super OD, William Addo (Akpatse) and Grace Omaboe (Maame Dorkono)won the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

There are also questions about other award winners.
There were some mistakes in the first list of winners published, so bring you the authentic full list of winners of Ghana Movie Awards 2011 below.

Below are the winners of 2011 Ghana Movie Awards:

Best Actor In Leading Role (English Language)
Majid Michel

Best Actress In Leading Role (English Language)
Kimberly Elise (Ties That Bind)

Best Actor In Leading Role (Local Language)
Agya Koo (Agyenkwa)

Best Actress In Leading Role (Local Language)
Vivian Jill

Best Actor In Supporting Role (English Language)
Majid Michel

Best Actress In Supporting Role (English Language)
Nadia Buari (Who Owns Da City)

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Local Language)
Joseph Osei (Osofo Amoako)

Best Actress In Supporting Role (Local Language)

Best Cameo Actor
Kofi Adjorlolo (Somewhere In Africa)

Best Cameo Best Actress
Grace Nortey (Adams Apples)

Best Discovery
Kwaku Manu

Best Story
Adams Apples

Original Screenplay
Adams Apples

Best Arts Direction
Ties That Bind

Best Make up
Adams Apples

Best Cinematography
Ties That Bind

Best Visual Effect

Best Editing
Ties That Bind

Best Sound Editing & Mixing
Ties That Bind

Best Music Original Song
Agya Koo Gbegbentus

Best Music Original Score
Adams Apples

Best Directing Local Language
Augustine Abbey (Agya Koo Gbengbentus)

Best Directing English Language
Leila Djansi (Ties That Bind)

Best Picture
Ties That Bind

Best Movie Africa Collaboration
Ties That Bind

Best Actor Africa Collaboration
Ramsey Noah (Memories Of My Heart)

Best Actress, African Collaboration
Omotola Jalade (Ties That Bind)

Best Costume & Wardrobe
Samira Yakubu (Queens Pride)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Olu Jacobs
Super OD
Grace Omaboe
William Addo
Patience Ozokwor
Late Sam Loco

Best Actor TV series
Funny Face

Best Actress TV series
Auntie B (Efiewura)

Favourite Ghanaian Actress
Martha Ankoma

Favourite Ghanaian Actor
Prince David Osei

Favourite Ghanaian TV series
Chorkor Trotro