The awards season is here and young Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah who the Marcello Mastroianni’s Best Young Actor Award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival this year is bagging in some nominations for some more prestigious awards abroad, including the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Awards.
Attah's leading role as a child soldier has earned him a nomination at the 47th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Awards, announced on Tuesday, December 8. The movie ‘Beasts of No Nation’ was nominated for the Outstanding Motion Picture and ‘Outstanding Independent Motion Picture’. Attah Abraham was nominated for ‘Outstanding actor in a Motion Picture’ alongside other great actors such as Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiorfor, Michael Ealy and Will Smith. The NAACP Awards will come off on the 5th of Febraury, 2016 and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.
Young Abraham has also been nominated for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2016, announced today, December 10. He is nominated in the ‘Outstanding performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ category. The awards will be held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 30 following voting by the 165,000 members of SAG-AFTRA. The telecast will air live on TNT and TBS.
Directed by Cary Funkunaga, ‘Beasts of No Nation’ is a film adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 novel. Iweala’s book tells the story of Agu, a child soldier in an unnamed West African country. Idris Elba played the role of the Commandant – the ruthless head of the guerrilla group – that forces Agu to join their ranks.