The 3rd Annual GIAMA Awards was held in Houston, TX on October 25th. Celebrities from Nollywood gathered for the show most consider the best and biggest Nollywood award show. Hollywood structured red carpet, dazzling crystal stage design, ace comedian host Julius Agwu, and electrifying performance by CEO Dancers made the show unforgettable. Stars, guests, even workers came adorned in glamorous dresses that truly highlights the exquisite taste of the GIAMA Awards.
Emotional speeches, Ebola awareness campaign, comedy performances, musical entertainment, unity amongst different ethnicities from the world made this edition the most unique of its kind. The GIAMA Awards was more than just a night of entertainment but a night of purpose.
Just to a quick recap of those attendance, Julius Agwu (Host), Majid Michel, Stella Damascus, Ini Edo, Uti Nwachukwu, Anthony Monjaro, Ruth Kadiri, Alex Ekubo, Emem Isong, Lancelot Imasuen, Susan Peters, Mbong Amata, Uche Iwuanyawu, Charles Novia, Pascal Atuma, Moses Inwang, Charles Uwagbai, Daniel Ademinokan, Robert Peters, Ivie Okujaye, Tana Adelana, Michael Godson, James Costello, Daniel Lloyd, Benedict Johnson, Pascal Amanfo, Chigozie Atuanya, Ephraim Chiejina, Padeta Agu, Gbenro Ajibade, Moses Efret, Patrick Nnamani, Merlisa Determined, Jedi (Comedian) Seyi Brown (Comedian), MCPC (Comedian) and many more.
Most memorable speeches from winners Uti Nwachukwu, Ivie Okujaye, Belinda Effah and Chigozie Atuanya left audience amazed at the elegance portrayed on stage. Overall, a night of true celebration for the 3rd biggest film industry in the world and 3rd Annual GIAMA Award solidifying this show as the most revered award show till date.
GIAMA is proudly supported by Arik Airlines, BellaNaija, Stafford Dialysis, Total Body Nurture, Moneygram, Trinity African Restaurant, NotjustOk, PSI, Dure Events, SegunGele, Nollywood Access, Nollywood View, Franco Records, Big A Entertainment, Next Media Concept, IrokoTV, City People, Naijapals, Jaguda, Sturvs, Bashman Entertainment, EmagineThat Entertainment, Pelican Entertainment, Simplicated, Afrique Entertainment, Shekpe Knights Entertainment, Victory Media Production etc.
LIST OF 2014 GIAMA
BEST MOTION PICTURE – Apaye
BEST DRAMA – A Mile from Home
BEST FILM – INDIGENOUS – Chetanna
BEST FILM – COMEDY – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO – Ayo Makun & Ramsey Nouah – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST ACTOR – Kanayo O. Kanayo – Apaye
BEST ACTRESS – Rita Dominic – Iyore
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Frederick Leonard – Accident
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Belinda Effah – Apaye
MOST PROMISING ACTOR – Tope Tedela – A Mile from Home
MOST PROMISING ACTRESS – Ivie Okujaye – Black Silhouette
BEST COMEDIC ACT – Lepacious Bose – Being Mrs. Elliot
BEST SCREENPLAY – Moses Inwang – Last 3 Digits
BEST DIRECTOR – Eric Aghimien – A Mile from Home
PRODUCER OF YEAR – Frank Rajah and Kwame Boadu – Iyore
BEST EDITED FILM – Teco Benson – Accident
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – James Costello – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST SOUND – Eric Aghimien – A Mile from Home
BEST COSTUME – Iyore
BEST MAKEUP – Iyore
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD – Lynn Whitfield – 30 Days in Atlanta
BEST DIRECTOR – Diaspora – Faces of Love – Robert Peters
BEST FILM – Diaspora – Captive – John Uche
BEST ACTOR – Diaspora – Raz Adoti – Faces of Love
BEST ACTRESS – Diaspora – Paula Obaseki – Captive
MALE VIEWER’s CHOICE – Uti Nwachukwu
FEMALE VIEWER’s CHOICE – Tonto Dikeh
GRAND RECOGNITION AWARD – Captain (Dr.) Hosa Wells Okunbo