Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ghana Movie Awards Organizers Fail To Give Plaques To Beasts of No Nation Awardees

Manager of multiple award winning Actor Abraham Attah, Mawuko Kuadzi has revealed that Ghana Movie Awards, organizers of the annual film award to recognise excellence in the Ghanaian film industry have withheld award plaques won by Abraham Attah, Idris Elba and Cary Fukunaga in Beasts of No Nation.

The sixth edition of the annual Ghana Movie Awards which came off on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre announced the young actor as ‘DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR’ and ‘ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE’ for his leading role as a child soldier (Agu) in his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015).

The event which was attended by some stakeholders in the industry saw  Cary Joji Fukunaga, director of Beasts of No Nation sweeping the highest number of awards.


Kuadzi expressed disappointment in the organizers of the award scheme for deceiving the recipients.

According to him, the Ghana Movie Awards inability to honour its promise since 2015 raises lots of credibility issues regarding the scheme.

He entreated Zylofon Media, new organizers of the scheme to address the dilemma.

Other awards won by Beats of No Nation crew.

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Idris EIba

    MUSIC ORIGINAL SCORE – Beasts of No Nation – Dan Romer

    VISUAL EFFECTS – Beasts of No Nation – Kevin Bitters

    PRODUCTION DESIGN – Beasts of No Nation – Tony Tomety / Miles Kristian

    CINEMATOGRAPHY – Beasts of No Nations – Cary Joji Fukunaga

    SOUND EDITING AND MIXING – Beasts of no nations – Geoffrey Patterson

    DIRECTING – Beasts of no nation – Cary Fukunago

    BEST PICTURE – Beasts of no nation – Tony Tagoe/ Danny Damah (Producers)

“Last year I am glad Ghana Movie Awards didn’t happen because awards would be given and taken back stage and you will never get it.

In 2015 Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, Cary Fukunaga and host of people who worked so hard on Beasts of No Nation were named winners of various categories but till today 2018, they have still not received their awards. Countless times we have followed up but all we get is “They are on their way,you will get them soon”.

Countless times people have spoken about it,but it falls on deaf ears.

Zylophone Media I pray you address this issues or do well not to repeat the same mistake as we have great respect for your outfit. Ghana Movie Awards lost it and it gives you a lot of work to do. But we believe what you are capable of doing.” Mawuko Kuadzi posted on Facebook.


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