Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, is certainly not relenting in her verbal battle against the organizers of the annual Ghana Movie Awards regardless of the fact that her movie, If Tomorrow Never Comes, got 3 awards at the award ceremony.
The actress took to her twitter account to state that the award is a big joke and expressed her regret that she went against her team’s advice, to submit her movie for consideration. Because in her view, awards are ‘meaningless and pointless” (See her tweet below).
It will be recalled that Yvonne Nelson, who produced If Tomorrow Never Comes protested that the nomination of Beast of no Nation on the basis that the movie was not a Ghanian movie.
She argued, and rightly so, that the budget of a Hollywood movie cannot be compared to Ghanaian movies and so it is unfair for the movie to be placed in the same box with other local Ghanian movies.
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But in spite of her public criticism and an alleged lawsuit from Cary Fukunaga, the movie, Beasts of No Nation, received fifteen nominations and swept most of the awards for the categories under which it was nominated at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards.
Personally, I was perplexed when I found out that the movie, Beast of No Nation, swept up 10 awards in an award ceremony. The awards are aimed at promoting Ghanian movies and its stake holders. And since when did a movie location qualify it as an indigenous movie of that location?
Like I said earlier, the addition of Beast of No Nation in the Ghana movie awards is just a cheap stunt to give the awards international recognition and in no time, this will back fire. Because the award organizers led by Fred Numuah will end up alienating local Ghanian movie stars and stake holders, which the award was supposedly created for.