Reports gathered indicate that the 2013 edition of the Ghana Movie Awards will be held on December 30 instead of the traditional date of December 25.
The event, which awards excellence in the Ghanaian and African movie industries, since its inception three years ago has been held on Christmas Day, December 25.
The change in date, a source close to the organizers, GP Limited, disclosed to Myjoyonline.com was part of efforts to get an international act to perform at the awards.
The source said, organizers are currently in talks with top South African music group Mafikizola, known for the smash hit ‘Khona’, to perform at this year’s event.
The group, the source explained, has a show on the December 25 which coincides with the date originally scheduled for the Ghana Movie Awards.
Due to this, the group requested organizers to change the date if only they are still interested in having them perform here, which GP Limited obliged.
The source, however, stressed that they are still in talks with the group to finalise their performance at the December 30 event which comes off at the Accra International Conference Centre.
This year’s awards, according the source, will be mostly an academy based awards. This means that organizers will constitute a team of experienced personalities and past winners of the awards to form an academy who will vote for winners.
Within the academy itself, editors will vote for Best Editors, directors will vote for Best Directors, actors will vote for Best Actors, actresses will vote for Best Actresses.
The general public will only vote for their Favourite Actor, Favourite Actresses, Best Television Series Actor, Best Television Series Actress and Best Television Series.
All other technical aspects of the awards will be voted for by the academy including Best Sound, Best Lighting, and Best Picture. The Best Feature category will be voted for by members of the academy and a selected number of experienced hands in the movie industry including media personnel.
Preceding the academy voting, academy members will take part in a special two-week screening session at the Silverbird Cinemas to watch and review the nominated movies.
Culled from Myjoyonline