The 2010 Ghana Movie Awards which was launched on September 30, 2010 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra has opened nominations for entries.

The main event will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre on December 25, 2010 and until October 15, 2010, entries are open for submission of ‘good’ movies released between October 2009 and September 30, 2010.

Local movie producers and individual owners of eligible movies/films are expected to send in their productions with a copy of printed screen credits to the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) offices in Accra (MUSIGA Hall) and FIPAG offices in Kumasi, in the Cultural Centre premises, formerly Copyright Offices.

Within the same period, a team of 100 members which represent the various aspects of movie production process, including actors, directors, writers, producers, technicians and visual effects persons, to name a few, will be invited to form the Screening and Nomination Committee (SNC) of Ghana Movie Awards 2010.

The nomination process will commence when each of the 100 members of SNC and the MAG Jury selects eligible movies from all the entries.

The final voting process is 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.

Actors’ categories that will be awarded 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)

The overall Best Actor and Best Actress will drive home a new Zotye SUV donated by Feiya Engineering Ghana Ltd.

Ghana Movie Awards is organised by GP Ltd in collaboration with Image Consortium and supported by all the major stakeholders in the Ghana Film Industry and the Ministry of Information.