Yvonne Nelson was very vocal in her opinion that the movie “Beast of No Nation” by Idris Elba should not have been nominated for the Ghana Movie Awards as it is not a Ghanaian production. Idris Elba and Ghana’s Abraham Attah were nominated for the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards which is to hold on the 30th of December.
She stated on Ghana’s KMJ on Hitz FM: “It’s not fair to all of us if they submit that movie because it is not a Ghanaian production. The fact that it was shot in Ghana doesn’t make it a Ghanaian production. So I won’t agree to that. If we are trying to promote our own, why will we go for a foreign production? You cannot compare a Hollywood production to a Ghanaian movie. The budgets are totally different.”