Sinking Sands written and directed by U-S based Ghanaian film maker Leila Dzansi, received a total of 13 nominations for the upcoming Ghana Movie Awards (MAGs), scheduled for December 25.  Ama Ghana, the most nominated local movie, received 12 nominations.

Sinking Sands with a reported budget of $1.5 million, is the story of Jimah and Pabi, who are a match made in heaven until an accident leaves Jimah with a scar that alters his physical appearance and turns him into a monster -figuratively. Jimmy Jean Louis (played Jimah Sanson) is best known for his role as “The Haitian” on NBC’s hit drama “Heroes.” AmaK Abebrese (PabiAdulai) is a British television presenter, producer and actress of Ghanaian origin.

Below is the full list of nominees: [NB: E.L. and L.L refer to English Language and Local Language respectively]

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (E.L)

1. Senanu Gbedawu [CHECKMATE]

2. Majid Michel [BEAST]

3. J.O.T Agyeman [I SING OF A WELL]

4. Prince Osei & Eddie Nartey [KISS ME IF U CAN]

5. Van Vicker [DNA TEST]

6. Ruffy Samuel [LOVE & LUST]

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE (E.L)

1. Martha Ankomah [KISS ME IF U CAN]

2. Akorfa Edjeani Asiedu [I SING OF A WELL]

3. Ama Abrebrese [SINKING SANDS]

4. Lydia Forson [A STING IN A TALE]

5. Lucky Lawson [DESPERATE TO SURVIVE]

6. Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Yvonne Okoro, Roselyn Ngissah [4 PLAY]

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (L.L)

1. Kofi Adu a.k.a Agya koo [AMA GHANA]

2. Akwesi Boadi aka Akorbotu [SIKA AKUABA]

3. Francis Kusi [YAA ASANTEWAA WAR]

4. Timothy Bentum [DEVIL’S SEED]

5. Ebenezer Donkoh [MADAM MOKE]

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE(L.L)

1. Rose Mensah aka Kyeiwaa [AKRASI BURGERS]

2. Emelia Brobbey [TUMI]

3. Vivian Jill [AMA GHANA]

4. Mercy Asiedu [ABROKYIRE BEYIE]

5. Theresa Mensah [YAA ASANTEWAA WAR]

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (E.L)

1. John Dumelo [GAME]

2. Ekow Blankson [CHECKMATE]

3. Ekow Smith Asante [NAKED FACES]

4. Kofi Adjorlolo [Beast]

5. Adjetey Annan [A STING IN A TALE]

6. Kweku Sintim Misa. Aka. KSM [CHECKMATE]

7. Omar Sheriff Captan [4 PLAY]

8. Gavivina Tamakloe [BLACKMAIL]

9. Chris Attoh [SINKING SANDS]

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (E.L)

1. Nadia Buari [CHECKMATE]

2. Yvonne Nelson [GAME]

3. Beverly Afaglo [GAME]

4. Rama Brew [WHO LOVES ME]

5. Kalsum Sinare [TRINITY]

6. Naa Ashorkor [CHECKMATE]

7. Karima [CHECKMATE]

8. Nana Hayford [BEAST]

9. Doris Sackitey [SINKING SANDS]

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (L.L)

1. Kofi Davis Essuman [ADULTS ONLY]

2. Ofori Attah [AWIEYE]

3. Clement Bonney [AMA GHANA]

4. Kofi Laing [AMA GHANA]

5. Lord Kenya [DEVILS SEED]

6. Samuel Ofori [AKRASI BURGERS]

7. William Addo [MADAM MOKE]

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE. (L.L)

1. Nana Mc Brown [MADAM MOKE]

2. Barbara Newton [ABROKYIRE BAYIE]

3. Pearl Kugblenu [DEVILS SEED]

4. Alexis Ntsiakoh [ABROKYIRE BAYIE]

5. Gloria Osei Safo [MADAM MOKE]

BEST WRITING-ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

1. Leila Dzansi [I SING OF A WELL]

2. Leila Dzansi [SINKING SANDS]

3. Shirley .F.Manso [A STING IN A TALE]

4. Benjamin k .Adu [AMA GHANA]

5. Kobby Rana [KISS ME IF U CAN]

BEST VISUAL EFFECT

1. Barry Isa Quaye [FLASH FEVER]

2. Afra Marley [GAME]

3. Ken Attoh, Godfrey Grant [A STING IN A TALE]

4. Kalifa Adams [DEVILS SEED]

BEST WARDROBE

1. Mabel Germain [SINKING SANDS]

2. Lydia Laryea [A STING IN A TALE]

3. Samira Yakubu [BLACKMAIL]

4. George Atoba [AMA GHANA]

BEST MUSIC SCORE

1. Game

2. Ama Ghana

3. A Sting in a tale

4. Kiss me if u can

5. 4play

6. Sinking Sands

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

1. Who Loves me [WUTAH]

2. Delilah [OFORI AMPONSAH]

3. Kiss Me if U Can [KOBBY RANA]

4. A Sting in a Tale [VIP]

5. Ama Ghana [PATRICK ADU]

6. Game [BISA]

7. A Sting in a Tale [4X4]

8. Chelsea [DASEBRE DWAMENA]

BEST DIRECTING (E.L)

1. Shirley F. Manso [A STING IN A TALE]

2. Kobby Rana [KISS ME IF YOU CAN]

3. Leila Dzansi [SINKING SANDS]

4. Patrick Yadaah [D.N.A TEST]

5. Socrates Safo [ADULTS ONLY]

BEST DIRECTING (L.L)

1. Oman Sheriff Captan [DELILAH)

2. Asare Bediako [TUMI]

3. Frank Gharbin [AMA GHANA]

4. Albert Kudovu [ABROKYIE BEIYIE]

5. Kweku Twumasi [YAA ASANTEWAA]

BEST EDITING

1. Afra Marley [GAME]

2. Afra Marley [TRINITY]

3. Nana A.Manso [A STING IN A TALE]

4. Fred Agyepong [FLASH FEVER]

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. Bob J [CHECKMATE]

2. Bob J [A STING IN A TALE]

3. Prince Nyarko [AMA GHANA]

4. Samuel Gyandoh [CHELSEA]

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

1. Emoimogen Hogen [TRINITY]

2. Joshua Sarpong [AMA GHANA]

3. Nadia Acha-Kang [GAME]

4. Diana Pealore [BEAST]

BEST MAKE-UP

1. Lydia [TRINITY]

2. Jude Odeh [AMA GHANA]

3. Jane A. Williams [CHECKMATE]

4. I sing of a well [RUTH MENSAH]

5. Lyrdyna Abuhipsah [BEAST]

BEST PICTURE

1. Ama Ghana

2. I sing of a well

3. Sinking Sands

4. A Sting in a tale

5. Chelsea

6. Checkmate

BEST STORY

1. Who Loves me

2. Sinking Sands

3. A Sting in a Tale

4. Game

BEST ART DIRECTION

1. Game

2. Checkmate

3. Sinking Sands

4. Ama Ghana

BEST ACTOR / WEST AFRICA COLLABORATION

1. Yemi Blaq [SINKING SANDS]

2. Ramsey Noah [GUILTY PLEASURES]

3. Desmond Elliot [GUILTY PLEASURES]

4. Uti Nwachukwu [BUSTING OUT]

BEST ACTRESS / WEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

1. Genevieve Nnaji [SILENT SCANDAL]

2 Nse [GUILTY PLEASURES]

3. Tonto Dikeh [LOVE & LUST]

4. Uche Jumbo [NOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS]

5. Omotola Jalade [PERFECT STORM]

6. Mercy Johnson [SHAKIRA]

BEST MOVIE / WEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

1. Sinking Sands

2. Guilty Pleasures

3. Love & Lust

4. Perfect Storm

5. Bursting Out

 

Update:

The Jury for the upcoming Ghana Movie Awards has apologized for removing ‘Sinking Sands’ lead actress Ama K Abebrese from the Discovery of the Year category, remarking that the inclusion of the actress’ name was a mistake. According to a press release, the Jury explained that the faux pas was due to a typographical error during the typing of the names of nominees for the media.

The announcement means that the nominees for the Discovery of the Year award are as follows:

Emoimogen Hogen [Trinity]

Joshua Sarpong [Ama Ghana]

Nadia Acha-Kang [Game]

Diana Pealore [Beast]

 

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