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Leila Djansi’s “Ties That Bind” Tops Ghana Movie Awards Nominations w/ 21 Nods

Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Tops Ghana Movie Awards Nominations w/ 21 Nods

Ghanaian director Leila Djansi’s  Ties That Bind, a film we’ve written about a number of times, which stars Kimberly Elise, Nollywood star Omotola Jalade and Ghanaian actress Ama K Abebrese, has topped this year’s Ghana Movie Awards nominations with a total of 21 nominations including Best Picture, Best Story and Best Editing.

The multi-million production, which director Leila describes as her biggest project yet, 

tells the story of 3 women from different walks of life, bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting, in a small village, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers.

Also starring are Randal Batinkoff (Kick-Ass) and Ebbe Bassey, who has co-starred in 2 short films for Shadow And Act Filmmaker Challenge winner, Nikyatu Jusu (African Booty Scratcher and Say Grace Before Drowning).

A screening of the film was held in Toronto earlier this month, and will reportedly make its Accra (Ghana) premiere on December 30th.

This is the official full nomination list for the Ghana Movie Awards 2011 can be found HERE.

Trailer and full poster below…

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It was not a draw. I don't understand why people can't keep Shirley out of Leila's business. They are not the same type of filmmakers. Shirley entered 5 movies and her nominations were for all 5. Leila entered 1, and her nominations for for 1. Therefore, she topped the nominations with her one film.


It was actually a draw with Africa Academy Movie Award winner Shirley Frimpong Manso who also had 21 nominations.

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