Abraham Attah with his plaque
Young Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, has been awarded the Rising Star Award, for his effort in the movie, Beast of No Nation, from the Black Film Critics Circle
The award labelled Attah’s role as ‘one of the strongest and most phenomenal they have ever seen’ and added that he has ‘a very bright future ahead of him’.
Attah, who is said to be without any acting background, was picked from the streets of Ghana during the shooting of Netflix’s movie ‘Beasts of No Nation” and he delivered his role like a professional.
Abraham Attah played the lead role of Agu who, when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier.
Abraham Attah also won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015 and was nominated for the Ghana Movie Awards for the movie.
Beast of No Nation stars top Ghanian born British actor, Idris Elba and its premier in Lagos, Nigeria was graced with top Nigerian entertainers and heads of industries and politicians.
Here’s the complete list of Black Film Critics Circle’s 2015 award winners:
Best Picture: “Creed”
Best Directing: George Miller “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan “Creed”
Best Actress: Brie Larson “Room”
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone “Creed”
Best Supporting Actress: Tessa Thompson “Creed”
Best Screenwriting (Original Screenplay): “Straight Outta Compton”
Best Screenwriting (Adapted Screenplay): “The Martian”
Best Cinematography: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul”
Best Documentary Feature: “What Happened, Miss Simone?”
Best Animated Feature: “Inside Out”
Best Ensemble Performance: “Straight Outta Compton”
BFCC’s Top 1o Films of 2015 are as follows in order of distinction:
2. “Mad Max: Fury Road”
3. “Straight Outta Compton”
5. “The Martian”
7. “Beasts of No Nation”
8. “The Hateful Eight”
9. “The Big Short”
10. “Ex Machina”