By Peterking Quaye – After a successful launch some weeks ago, probably the maiden edition for Ghanaian Movies and stakeholders to be awarded is about to take place. The Ghana Movie Awards 2010, final presentation dubbed “The Party of the Season” it will bring together one-third of the stars in the industry together in one night .On Friday, October 29, 2010,the Nominees Release Party will be held, this will usher in the voting process.
In a release issued by the organizers and signed by Verus Nartey -Head of Communication and Member of Planning Committee of The 2010 Ghana Movie Awards, in Accra contained that nominations had been opened for entries earlier this month. The Deadline for entries ended on Friday, October 15, 2010.Entries was opened for submission of ‘good’ movies released between October 2009 and September 30, 2010.
The nomination process commences when each of the 100 members of SNC and the MAG Jury select their eligible movies from the received entries. Local movie producers and individual owners of eligible movies/films were to send in their productions with a copy of printed screen credits to the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) designated contact person and offices around the country.
A team of 100 members representing various aspects of movie production process in the country, and include actors, directors, writers, producers, technicians and visual effects persons, among other , will be invited to setup the Screening and Nomination Committee (SNC) of Ghana Movie Awards 2010. The main event will be held at the Accra International Conference Center on December 25, 2010.
The overall Best Actor and Best Actress would drive home one each of the new Zotye SUV donated by Feiya Engineering Ghana Ltd.
The Release also stated that the final voting process will be relatively similar to the nomination process but the Jury and SNC will have 60% while the general public will have 40% of vote composition through SMS. In all, 32 golden statuettes known as the MAG (reversed acronym for Ghana Movie Awards) will be presented to deserving personalities on Christmas Day. The event which according to most people and organizer will bring big stars and from far and near ,across continent .Reliable information reaching Shout-Africa.com correspondent in Ghana indicate that some big Hollywood guest have being invited to pull a huge surprise for the night .
Categories will include movies produced in both English and local languages as follows:
Best Actor In A Lead Role (English),Best Actress In A Lead Role (English),Best Actor In A Lead Role (Local),Best Actress In A Lead Role (Local),Best Actor In A Supporting Role (English),Best Actress In A Supporting Role (English),Best Actress In A Supporting Role (Local),Best Actress In A Supporting Role (Local) .
Ghana Movie Awards is organized by GP Ltd in collaboration with Image Consortium and supported by stakeholders of the Ghana Film Industry and the Ministry of Information.