Presenting the GIAMA Awards Blog

Presenting the GIAMA Awards

Golden Icons Academy Movies Awards (GIAMA) in its first year will celebrate the achievements of African Movie Stars. The best talents in African movies will converge in Houston, Texas for a night of extravagance, glamour and glitter that comes with the movie industry. The eligibility period is from the 1st of January, 2011 to the 30th of April, 2012. GIAMA consist of 26 nomination categories, all created to recognize and celebrate actors, directors, producers, script writers, and executive producers that have greatly influenced the African Film Industry.

The concept of the GIAMA Awards is designed to resonate with African movie lovers in the Diaspora, especially in the United States and Canada as well as lovers of African movies throughout the world. It will serve as a forum for creating a platform that will ensure continuous rewarding of individuals that have exemplified competence, diligence and innovation in the African film making profession. GIAMA’s sole focus is to reward excellent movies produced in Africa, or by Africans in the Diaspora.

The Awards will be held on the 20th of October, 2012 at the Morris Cultural Arts Center, in Houston Texas. For more information please visit:

As the organizers continues to announce details of this year’s lineup of events they encourage fans to follow the GIAMA Awards on Twitter @GIAMAAWARDS and ‘Like’ the Facebook page ‘GIAMAAWARDS’

For sponsorship and advertising inquires please contact:

GIAMA USA: (713) 320 4208



Interested film makers, actors, directors, producers, executive producers can be residents of any African country, or an African descendant living in the Diaspora, in order to be considered eligible, with the exception of 2 viewers choice categories sectioned out for the Hollywood industry.


  1. Best Motion Picture
  2. Best Actor
  3. Best Actress
  4. Best New Actor
  5. Best New Actress
  6. Best Original Screenplay (best script)
  7. Best Indigenous Film (native language)
  8. Best Supporting Actor
  9. Best Supporting Actress
  10. Best Film (comedy)
  11. Best Film (drama)
  12. Best Film Director
  13. Best Film Producer
  14. GIAMA Lifetime Achievement Award
  15. GIAMA Image Award
  16. GIAMA Humanitarian Award
  17. GIAMA Heroes Award (professional athlete)
  18. Best Costume
  19. Best Male Act (Nollywood-USA)
  20. Best Female Act (Nollywood-USA)
  21. Best Nollywood- USA film
  22. Best Nollywood- USA film  (comedy)
  23. Best Male Act (Viewer’s Choice)
  24. Best Female Act (Viewer’s Choice)
  25. Best Male Act (Hollywood – Viewer’s Choice)
  26. Best Female Act (Hollywood – Viewer’s Choice)

The deadline to submit nominations is May 23, 2012 and the official announcement of the 2012 GIAMA nominees will be made at the end of June, 2012.  Please visit the GIAMA’s website to submit your material or forward to

To submit a hard copy for screening, please email, and the rules and submission address will be sent to you. Please indicate what category you are submitting for and your contact details.

Majid Michel talks about the Award show, during our exclusive Interview which is scheduled to be released on April 6, 2012.

Van Vicker talks about the Award show, during our exclusive Interview which is scheduled to be released on April 10, 2012.

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