Leila Djansi’s “Ties That Bind” Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind which co-stars Kimberly Elise (a film we’ve talked about quite a bit on S&A) cleaned up nicely at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, which took place over the weekend.

The film took home 9 awards, including Best Picture (overall), Best Actress In A Leading Role In An English-Language Film for Kimberly Elise, Best Editing, Best Directing (English-Language), Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Movie African Collaboration

Congrats to the production team, both in front and behind the camera!



The well attended ceremony saw movie stars and filmmakers from across the Diaspora.

The full list of winners follows below, which includes titles not yet covered on S&A, so I’ll be back with individual profiles, once I’ve researched them all:



Best Actor In A Leading Role [English Language] 

Madji Michel – Somewhere In Africa



Best Actor In A Leading Role [Local Language] 

Agya Koo – Agenkwah



Best Actress In A Leading Role [English Language] 

Kimberly Elise – Ties That Bind



Best Actress In A Leading Role [Local Language] 

Vivian Jill – Yaw Donkor



Best Actor In A Supporting Role [English Language] 

Majid Michel – Somewhere In Africa



Best Actor In A Supporting Role [Local Language] 

Joseph Osei – Osofo Amoako



Best Actress In A Supporting Role [English Language] 

Nadia Buari – Who Owns The City



Best Actress In A Supporting Role [Local Language] 

Rose Mensah – Bu Bra Pa



Best Picture 

Ties That Bind



Best Directing [English Language] 

Leila Djansi – Ties That Bind



Best Directing [Local Language] 

Augustine Abbey [Idikoko] – Agya Koo Gbengbentus



Best Art Direction 

Ties That Bind



Best Music [Original Song] 

Agya Koo Gbengbentus – Mframa



Best Movie Africa Collaboration 

Ties That Bind



Best Cameo Actor 

Kofi Adjorlolo – Somewhere In Africa



Best Cameo Actress 

Grace Nortey – Adams Apple



Best Story 

Adams Apple



Best Editing 

Ties That Bind



Best Cinematography 

Ties That Bind



Best Costume & Wardrobe 

Samira Yakuku – Queens Pride



Best Make-Up 

Adams Apple



Best Visual Effects 

Grave Yard



Best Discovery 

Kwaku Manu – So, So And So



Best Music [Original Score] 

Adams Apple



Best Sound Editing & Mixing 

Ties That Bind



Best Writing Adapted Or Original Screenplay 

Adams Apple



Best Actor Africa Collaboration 

Ramsey Nouah Jnr. – Memories Of My Heart



Best Actress Africa Collaboration 

Omotola Jalade – Ties That Bind



Favourite Actress, TV 

Auntie B in ‘Efiewura’



Favourite Actor, TV 

Funnyface Benson in ‘Chokor Trotro



Favourite TV Series 

Chorkor Trotro



Favourite Actress, Movie 

Martha Ankomah



Favourite Actor, Movie 

Prince David Osei



Lifetime Achievement Award 

Olu Jacobs

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Comments

ojie king

Congrats to the team especially Kimberly. I really do hope that this can open more doors for her because for such a talented actress, it hurts me that she doesn't get as much attention as her counterparts. But, i hope that things will soon change. Shona Rhimes please add her to one of your shows.

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