The nominations for the 2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards are out. In the movie department, Jackie Appiah and Martha Ankomah have both been nominated in the ‘Best Lead Actress’ category alongside Genevieve Nnaji [Mirror Boy], Ini Edo [Memories Of My Heart], Rita Dominic [Fulani].
The adorable actress Jackie Appiah was nominated for her role in the movie ‘4 Play Reloaded’ whiles Martha Ankomah was nominated for her role in the movie ‘Somewhere In Africa’.
In the ‘Best Lead Actor’ category, Ghana’s current best actor-Majid Michel will slot it out with Kenneth Okonkwo [Save Our Souls], Ramsey Nouah [Memories Of My Heart] and Osita Iheme [Mirror Boy]. Majid was nominated for his role in ‘Somewhere In Africa’.
In the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category John Dumelo and Frank Artus will face a challenge from Nollywood’s Yemi Black [Anathema], Segun Arinze [Save Our Souls], and Chiwetalu Agu [The Maidens].
In other department, yet to be released movie ‘Somewhere In Africa’ has received 10 nominations including ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Film Editing’, ‘Best Story’, ‘Best Sound Editing’, ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Cinematography’.
The producer and director of the movie Kwame Boadu and Frank Rajah Arase are nominated in the ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Director’ respectively.
Other movies from Ghana in the nominations include ‘Bed Of Roses’ by Odika Micheal nominated in the ‘Best Story’ category. The movie is also in the ‘Best Screenplay’ category. The screenplay was done by Folke Nissi Amafo.
Upcoming actor, James Gardner was also nominated in the ‘Best Up-Coming Male’ category. He was nominated for his role in Selassie Ibrahim’s ‘CEO’ movie.
Samira Yakubu, the manageress of actress Jackie Appiah leads the nominations in the ‘Best Costumier’ category. The Ghana Movie Awards 2010 best local movie Ama Ghana by Paul Adjei was also nominated in the ‘Best Cultural Expression’. The producer and director of the movie Paul Adjei and Frank Gharbin are also in the ‘Best Producer Indigenous’ and ‘Best Director Indigenous’ categories.
For their roles in the movie, comic actor Kofi Adu, popular known as Agya Koo and Vivian Jill Lawrence are nominated in the ‘Best Male Actor Indigenous’ and ‘Best Female Actor Indigenous’ categories respectively.