BUT for the intervention of versatile actress Nana Ama McBrown who came on stage to perform, the 9th edition of the Ghana Movie Awards would have been nothing to write home about.
Nana Ama saved the night when she got on stage to treat the audience to Samini’s My Own and Kofi Kinaata’s Things Fall Apart which livened up the auditorium of the National Theatre and actually saw people on their feet dancing.
Apart from Nana Ama, comedian Hogan from Nigeria didn’t do badly, he treated the audience to some rib-cracking jokes.
The Ghanaian comedian Warris was such a disappointment, his jokes were dry and inappropriate and he didn’t have any business coming on the stage.
The 8 p.m. advertised event started at a few minutes to midnight and when MCs Kwasi Kyei Darkwa (KKD) and Afia Schwarzenegger came on stage nicely dressed in Kente, the microphone was not working and it stayed like that for a while before being fixed.
The whole event was so boring and a popular actor who pleaded anonymity told Graphic Showbiz this was the worst movie awards he had ever attended.
“This is the worst Ghana Movie Awards I have attended, it was so boring. I think Phred Nuamah should hand the awards scheme to someone else because as things stand now, it’s very bad. I am so embarrassed,” he said.
Below are the award winners:
Achievement in Production Design – Goldcoast Lounge
Achievement in Make Up and Hair Styling – Florence Owoo, Goldcoast Lounge
Achievement in Costumes and Wardrobe – Abaad Kojo
Achievement in Special Effects – Abaad Kojo
Achievement in Sound – Benny Anti, Getting Married
Achievement in Editing – Away Bus
Achievement in Mixing – Goldcoast Lounge
Best Screenplay – 40 looks Good on You
Original Song – Pascal Ackah, Goldcoast Lounge
Original Score – Getting Married
Best Actress in an African Collaboration – Rose Meri, Suncity
Best Actor in an African Collaboration – Mike Ezuronye, Tender Lies
Best Movie, African Collaboration – 40 Looks Good on You, Selassie Ibrahim
Favourite Actor – Funny Face
Favourite Actress – Nana Ama McBrown
Best Short Movie – Nirvana
Discovery of the Year – Florence Adjei, Adoma
Outstanding Editing in TV Series – Yolo
Outstanding Writing in TV Series – Selassie Nyaho, Yolo
Best Cinematographer – Michael Ashun, Yolo
Outstanding Costume and Wardrobe – Mrs Beatrice Owusu Davies, The Preacher
Best Director – Ivan Quashigah, Yolo
Outstanding Talk Show – McBrown’s Kitchen
Outstanding Foreign Series – Part of Me, UTV
Social Media Star of the Year – Mmebusem
Best Actor TV Series – John Peasah, Yolo
Lead Actress in Comedy Series – Salma Mumin
Lead Actress in Drama Series – Tracey Boakye
Supporting Actor in Drama Series – Adjetey Anang, Yolo
Supporting Actor in Comedy Series – Ghana Jesus
Supporting Actress in Comedy Series – Nana Ama McBrown
Outstanding Drama Series – Yolo, TV3
Outstanding Comedy Series – Kasoa Trotro, UTV
Best Motion Picture of The Year – Goldcoast Lounge
CEO of Rigworld, Dr Kofi Abban donated $10,000 to aged actors including Fred Amugi, Kojo Dadson, William Addo, Paa George and Grace Nortey.