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Gollywood Flashback: ‘The Perfect Picture’ wins big at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards

Aseye (Jackie Appiah), a young charming woman who matches the taste of almost every eligible bachelor ties the knot with beautiful face Larry (Chris Attoh). On the night of their fairytale wedding, Larry naturally fails to fulfil his sexual duties, leaving Aseye drunk in doubt and self-questioning. The dissatisfaction that fielded their first night, continuously live their marriage barren of the one ingredient that brings explicit joy and bonding in the lives of every couple.

At the early stage of Aseye’s complicated sex life, she confides in the secrecy of her close-knit friends Dede (Lydia Forson) and Akasi (Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku). With much intel about men and their sexual preferences, Dede disguises herself as Aseye for one night just to confirm some suspicions, but then, the plan takes a different turn as Larry suddenly becomes capable of pleasing his wife.

Behind the Aseye and Larry drama, Dede and Akasi are equally consumed by their discomforting relationships: Akasi struggles to overlook the social difference between her and her want-to-be lover, Fella (Adjetey Anang), while Dede keeps getting acquainted with men already badged by other women.

Taping such life stories into one feature ‘The Perfect Picture’, Shirley Frimpong-Manso brought some attribute of brilliance to the concept of relaxed female-led films in African cinemas. From casting to performance, the rom-com thriller was everything Gollywood required to make a case at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Together with other Gollywood features, ‘The Perfect Picture’ conquered most of the major categories at the 2010 AMAAs. Without jinxing the excitement Gollywood entered the night with, the film nabbed three major wins out of the eight total nominations it received including best supporting actor for Adjetey.

Its leading ladies, Jackie, Lydia and Naa became the first triple winners for a single movie in the best actress category since the inception of the AMAAs. Shirley Frimpong-Manso, director of the film also scored the best director trophy after beating strong contenders Kunle Afolayan (The Figurine), Shemu Joyah (Seasons of a life), Jude Idada and Lucky Ejim (The Tenant) and Leila Djansi (I Sing of a Well).

It was a night of great power for the Ghana Movie Industry.

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