RULES AND ELIGIBILITY

Rules & Eligibility

EVENT

The 11th Ghana Movie Awards will differ in terms of organization this year. The various differences include the following:

Introduction of an Academy made up of members to oversee the nomination and finally awarding deserving winners.

  1. English and Local language categories will be merged into one basic category, to conform to international standards. In effect the indigenous movies and actors, directors, editors etc. will be competing in one category with their English language counterparts.

ACADEMY

The 11th Ghana Movie Awards will consist of an Academy of about 50 members consisting of former Ghana Movie Awards winners, and celebrated professionals from the various disciplines within the film industry in Ghana to nominate, and subsequently award deserving winners.

  1. All Academy members will belong to a particular branch of interest. e.g. Actors will nominate and vote for colleagues’ actors, likewise film editors and directors will also do same.
  1. All Academy Members will vote collectively on only the Best Picture.
  2. Vote on all achievements shall be restricted to active Academy members.
  3. Vote for nominations and awards shall be by secret ballot. Ballots shall be made available by the Academy and completed ballots shall be received and tabulated by the official event statistician, Deloitte and Touche.
  1. The organizers shall provide for such screenings or special meetings as may be desirable to ensure full and fair consideration of the merits of all eligible awards.
  1. Each branch shall be permitted to formulate its own special rules. Nominations and final voting in each branch will be restricted to active members.

SELECTION AND NOMINATION COMMITTEE

The selection and nomination committee shall be selected from the Academy, comprising of 50 members

The Members of the selection committee shall be kept secret to forestall lobbying and all forms of malpractices.

  1. Any member of the committee who reveals his/her status in the selection and nomination committee shall be relieved of the position if there is empirical evidence to support allegation.
  1. Special Rules for the Acting Awards.

A list of acting nominations shall be made available to the Acting branch by the selection committee.

Acting branch of the academy shall include former Ghana Movie Awards winners, and other highly placed personalities within the acting fraternity.

The Acting Branch will vote for actors. The decision as to whether or not an actor is performing a leading or supporting role, should be decided the branch members during balloting.

  1. Final voting will be limited to only active and life members of the Acting branch.
  2. Special Rules for the Costume Design Award
  3. A list of best costume design nominations shall be made available to the Costume Design branch by the selection and nomination committee. Movies with the various nominees shall be screened for Costume Design Branch to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. Acting branch of the academy shall include former Ghana Movie Awards winners, and other highly placed personalities within the acting fraternity.
  1. The Acting Branch of the academy will vote for actors in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
  1. Final voting will be limited to only active and life members of the Acting branch.
  2. Special Rules for the Costume Design Award
  3. A list of best costume design nominations shall be made available to the Costume Design branch by the selection and nomination committee. Movies with the various nominees shall be screened for Costume Design Branch to make final judgments based on merit.

2… A List of all best costume design nominations shall be made available to all members of the Costume Designers Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five motion pictures.

  1. To be eligible for the Costume Design award, the costumes for the picture must have been conceived by a costume designer. It is the intention of this rule to recognize the designing of costumes for their special use in motion pictures.
  1. Final voting for the Costume Design award shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.
  1. Special Rules for the Directing Award
  2. A list of the directing award nominations shall be made available to the directing award branch of the Academy by the selection and nomination committee. Movies with the various nominees shall be screened for Branch members to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. The production receiving the highest number of votes shall become the winner for the Film Editing award.
  1. Final voting for the Film Editing award shall be restricted to active Academy members.
  2. Special Rules for the Film Editing Award
  3. A list of the film editing award nominations shall be made available to the film-editing Branch of the Academy, by the selection and nomination committee. Movies with the various nominees shall be screened for Branch members to make final judgments Based on merit.
  1. The production receiving the highest number of votes shall become the winner for the Film Editing award.
  1. Final voting for the Film Editing award shall be restricted to active Academy Members.
  2. Special Rules for the Visual Effects Award
  3. The selection and nomination committee shall make available to the visual effects branch, the various nominees for the Visual effects category. Movies with the nominees shall be screened for the branch members to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. The Visual Effects Branch shall consider the following points
  2. Consideration of the contribution the visual effects make to the overall production and
  3. The artistry, skill and fidelity with which the visual illusions are achieved.
  4. Final voting for the visual effects award shall be restricted to active Academy Members.
  5. Special Rules for the Best Picture of the Year Award
  6. The selection and nomination committee shall make available to the visual effects Branch, the various nominees for the Visual effects category. Movies with the various nominees shall be screened for the branch members to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. The pictures receiving the highest number of votes shall become the nominations for final voting for the Best Picture award.
  1. Final voting for the Best Picture award shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.

NB; All active academy members will collectively vote for the Best picture.

  1. Special Rules for the Best TV Series of the Year.
  2. The General public will be asked through a communiqué via radio and TV to sms of the best TV series to a designated short code. After the expiration of the stipulated Time, the various names of the TV series will be tabulated and short-listed.
  1. The short listed title of TV series will be released back to the public for a final vote through sms and a winner selected via public voting.
  1. Special Rules for the Best TV Series Actor of the Year.
  2. The General public will be asked through a communiqué via radio and TV to sms the name of their best TV series actor to a designated short code. After the expiration of the period, the various names will be short-listed based on the number of public votes received.
  1. The short listed names of best TV series actors will be released back to the public for a final
  2. Vote through short code and the ultimate winner selected via public voting before the event on the 30th December 2021.
  1. Special Rules for the Best TV Series Actress of the Year.
  2. The General public will be asked through a communiqué via radio and TV to sms the name of their best TV series actress to a designated short code. After the expiration of the period, the various names will be short-listed based on the number of public votes received.
  1. The short listed title of best TV series actor will be released back to the public for a final voting through sms and the ultimate winner selected via public voting to be announced during the awards night.
  1. Special Rules for the Favorite Actor of the year.
  2. The General public will be asked through a communiqué via radio and TV to sms the names of the favorite actors to a designated short code. After the expiration of the period, the various names will be short-listed based on the number of public votes received
  1. The short listed names of the favorite actors will be released back to the public for a final voting through sms and the ultimate winner selected via public and announced during the awards night on 30th December, 2021.
  1. Special Rules for the Favorite Actress of the year.
  2. The General public will be asked through a communiqué via radio and TV to sms the names of their favorite actress to a designated short code. After the expiration of the period, the various names will be short-listed based on the number of public votes received
  1. The short listed names of the favorite actress will be released back to the public for a final voting through sms and the ultimate winner selected via public and announced during the awards night on 30th December, 2021.
  1. Special Rules for the Favorite Movie of the year.
  2. The General public will be asked through a communiqué via radio and TV to sms the titles of their favorite movies of the year under review, to a designated short code. After the expiration of the period, the various titles will be short-listed based on the number of public votes received.
  1. The short listed titles of the favorite actress will be released back to the public for a final voting through sms and the ultimate winning movie selected via public and announced during the awards night on 30th December, 2021.
  1. Special Rules for the Cinematography Award
  2. The selection and nomination committee shall make available to the cinematography award branch of the Academy, the various nominees for the cinematography category. Movies with the nominees shall be screened for the branch members to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. Final voting for the Cinematography award shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.
  1. Special Rules for the Documentary Awards – Feature

DEFINITION

An eligible documentary film is defined as a theatrically released nonfiction motion picture dealing creatively with cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic or other subjects. It may be photographed in actual occurrence, or may employ partial reenactment, stock footage, stills,

animation, stop-motion or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on fact and not on fiction.

The Documentary awards are divided into two categories:

  1. Documentary Feature – motion pictures with a running time of more than 40 minutes, and Documentary Short Subject – motion pictures with a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.

NB: Documentary Awards will be introduced next year.

  1. Special Rules for the Makeup and Hairstyling Award
  2. DEFINITION

Makeup and hairstyling refer to any change in the appearance of a performer’s face, hair, or body created by the application of cosmetics, three-dimensional materials, prosthetic appliances, or wigs and hairpieces, applied directly to the performer’s face or body. Make-up and hairstyling, as achievements or crafts, shall be determined by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Academy.

  1. The selection and nomination committee shall make available to the make-up and hairstyling award branch of the Academy, the various nominees for the make-up and hair styling category. Movies with the nominees shall be screened for the branch members to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. Final voting for the Cinematography award shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.
  1. Special Rules for the Best Picture of the Year Award
  2. The selection and nomination committee shall make available to the best picture award branch of the Academy, the various nominees for the category. Movies nominated for the best picture shall be screened for the branch members to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. The picture receiving the highest number of votes shall become the winner for the Best Picture award.
  1. Final voting for the Best Picture award shall be restricted to active and life members.
  2. Special Rules for the Sound Editing Award
  3. The selection and nomination committee shall make available to the sound editing award branch of the Academy, the various nominees for the category. Movies nominated for the sound editing shall be screened for the branch members to make final judgments based on merit.
  1. The production receiving the highest number of votes shall become the winner for the Sound Editing award.
  1. Eligibility for this award shall be limited to the Sound Editing Supervisor directly involved in and primarily responsible for the planning, creation, direction, and execution of the sound design and editing for each achievement.
  1. Final voting for the Sound Editing award shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.
  2. Special Rules for the Directing Award
  3. The selection and nomination committee shall make available to the directing award branch of the Academy, the various nominees for the category. Movies nominated for the best directing shall be screened for the branch members to make final judgments based on merit
  1. The production receiving the highest number of votes shall become the winner for the directing award
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