The Burial of Kojo has made history by becoming the first movie from Ghana to ever be considered for a Golden Globe Awards nomination. The movie directed by Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule being considered by for nomination in the Best Foreign Film category.
Bazawule who made his debut as a director with The Burial of Kojo took to social media to announce the special feat “WHAAAAAAT!!!! [The Burial of Kojo] is up for a Golden Globe Nomination. First-ever for Ghana. Just Wow!!!” he wrote while sharing a photo of the list of Golden Globe’s “Best Foreign Film” contenders on Twitter.
The Burial of Kojo, a Ghanaian movie directed by Samuel Bazawule, is in the run for a nomination at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards – This is the first time any Ghanaian movie has been considered for a nomination in the Golden – Over 90 other movies also being considered in the same Best Foreign Film category
— Blitz Bazawule (@BlitzAmbassador) November 8, 2019
In all, 95 films from 65 different countries are being considered for nomination in the Golden Globe’s Best Foreign Film category. Final nominees are expected to be announced on December 9, 2019.
Meanwhile, The Burial of Kojo recently won two awards at the 2019 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2019). Child actress Cynthia Dankwa won the Best Young/Promising Actor in Africa for her role as Esi in the movie while Bazawule who won Director-First Feature Film for the same movie.
A tweet by BlitzAmbassador after the Entry
Can't believe it's been 9 months since @TheBurialOfKojo premiered on @Netflix via @ARRAYNow. It's still one of the Best reviewed films of 2019 with a 100% RottenTomatoes? Score and now Ghana's first ever @GoldenGlobes entry….what a journey. pic.twitter.com/UGiqgtc8KN
— Blitz Bazawule (@BlitzAmbassador) November 9, 2019