The 2018 edition of the acclaimed annual Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) has been launched by organizers New Media Journey (NMJ) Ghana, who promise one of the best events ever seen in the history of the continent.
Speaking at the launch held at their offices in Adenta, Director of the Awards, Wilhelmina Abu-Andani Michaels, said whilst the first three editions have been widely praised, this year’s would blow everyone’s minds.
It’ll be “nothing like you’ve ever seen”, Michaels promised the assembled press at the launch.
Giving details of the 2018 awards, the Director said nominations have been opened, and would run from February 1st to April 1st.
The awards proper would come off on the 2nd of June, 2018, in Accra-Ghana.
“The first, second and third editions [of the GMAA] have been great, and I know we all have fond memories. But this year’s which is the fourth edition, is nothing like you’ve ever seen. It’s so packed that, I don’t even think the word ‘packed’ even begins to describe it. I’m almost tempted to start rattling all the really cool stuff that GMAA 2018 has in store for all of us…” Michaels said at the launch.
She also revealed that in order to get in more industry stakeholders to the final awards, most tickets this year would be off limits to the public.
“Organizers of the awards from research and experience realized how limited tickets becomes for the film makers and actors when the big day nears due to the fact that tickets are available for purchase for the general public and movie lovers, hence the decision to CANCEL ticket sales to increase the number of film makers & actors who have the chance to be part of the experience.” she said.
“However few slots will be left for the general public who can apply to attend on goldenmoviewards .com.”
The annual Golden Movie Awards Africa celebrates outstanding achievement in African television, digital media and film. It was created on the premise of “changing the negative narrative of Africa through film”.
It awards top television and filmmakers from all accross the continent, and over the years have become one of the most must see events on the African showbiz calender.
The 2018 GMAA are accompanied by the unique hashtags #BringItOnOnlyForTheBest and #GoldenMAA2018.