Ghanian actress and movie producer, Yvonne Nelson, is not happy with the fact that the movie, Beast of No Nation, has been submitted for consideration for this year’s Ghana Movie Awards, as it’s not in her opinion, a “Ghanian” movie.
The actress told Ghana’s KMJ on Hitz FM that the movie does not qualify for a nomination because it is not a Ghanaian production. She said:
“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.”
Well, I think her fears might be related to the fact that movies of this nature tend to over shadow “African productions,” because of the standard and the budgets used in making these kind of movies, which is understandable.
I honestly think she’s right because I don’t think the location of a movie should qualify it for a nomination in that region. Except if the movie has a considerable list of local actors on its cast and Beast of No Nation doesn’t fall in that category.
The movie, which features Hollywood actor, Idris Elba and Ghana’s Abraham Attah, has been submitted for the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards which is scheduled to be held on December 30.