''Beast of No Nation' does not qualify for Ghana Movie Awards'

Movies of Thursday, 10 December 2015

Source: abrantepa.com

BeastofnonationIdris Elba

Ghanaian actress and movie producer, Yvonne Nelson, has said Beast of No Nation does not qualify for a nomination at the Ghana Movie Awards.

The movie which features Hollywood actor, Idris Elba and Ghana’s Abraham Attah has been submitted for the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards slated for December 30.

Ms Nelson told KMJ on Daybreak Hitz that the movie does not qualify for a nomination because it is not a Ghanaian production.

“It’s not fair to all of us if they submit that movie because it is not a Ghanaian production. The fact that it was shot in Ghana, doesn’t make it a Ghanaian production. So I won’t agree to that. If we are trying to promote our own, why will we go for a foreign production? You cannot compare a Hollywood production to a Ghanaian movie. The budgets are totally different,” she stated.

Beasts of No Nation was directed by Emmy Award-winning, Cary Fukunaga. Ghana’s Abraham Attah played the lead role of Agu. The fourteen year old won the Marcello Mastroianni’s Best Young Actor Award at the 2015 Venice Film Festival for his role.