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Monday, 14 March 2011

'Ije' Missing from 2011 AMAA Nomination list

Chineze Anyaene
Quite a number of people were surprised that the block buster movie 'Ije' featuring Omotola and Genevieve didn't make the African Movie Academy Awards nomination list. Anchor Baby, and the recently released movies, A Private Storm and Mirror Boy were nominated, so why not Ije?

When the producer of the movie, Chineze Anyaene, was approached by reporters to find out what happened, she allegedly said "Professionally I didn't enter 'Ije' for AMAA for reasons best known to me."

Errm, so one has to enter a movie before it's nominated? #confused.

20 comments:

Tunde @ Black celebrity said...

me sef confuse big time o..... so u'll have to enter a movie for nominations.

I thought nominations should be anonymously done.

For Instance.....I Lionel Messi hereby nominate myself for world footballer of the year....nah nah nah Kojo

Anonymous said...

Yes you have to enter your name for some reputable movie/music awards, also there are cut-off dates for these things, to give the judges ample time to access the movie and vote appropriately.

For example Oprah has taken out her Show from the Emmy awards for years because she keeps winning year after year and she wants to give new comers a chance.

Linda educate yourself, stop being ignorant.

Anonymous said...

The problem with Nigerians is EGO, i will not blame Chineze Anyaeze neither would i blame AMAA boards.
Chineze has not really enjoyed a robust relationship with other filmmakers in Nigeria simply because, she's seen as one who didnt pay dues or even bowed to the amazons in the industry yet she came with her (Outstanding) movie from the states and it became an instant hit hands down.
The Nigerian filmmakers were slighted that a ('girl' with intent to belittle) young woman could pull such wonders with something they haven't achieved in how many years of active existence in the film industry. To make matters worse, she was considered rude to have bragged in an interview that her movie sets Nollywood on a new path insinuating her movie is the best to come out of Nollywood. So most filmmakers in Nigeria kindda embarked on a talkdown on the producer (and even tried to r*bb**h the storyline of the movie) referring to her "a girl came with her student film, with major help from her instructors" and thats a red flag to her.

sexy said...

yeah, i agree wit anyeaze. ije aint all dat!

Temitope said...

Yeah you have to enter ur movie into various nominations, and they judge it compared to the others. Same thing for oscars and others

Dlapikin said...

Yes you have to enter most of the movies Awards to be nominated.
Awards Panels that nominate people without them submitting an application are usually no one is interested in.
That's why sometimes you have people who are going to be shown but don't want to be considered for the award.. You see a lot of that in Sundance for instance...
if it was not the case with the thousand of movies coming out everyyear there is no way a panel would be able to objectivelly say they have checked every single one and selected the best...
That's also why some movie producers (and even in music it is done) come out with their movies within a particular time of the year so that they will fall within Cannes or the golden globes, or the oscars season..

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are full of sh*tty mindsets for real ! she means she didnt enter/involve in Ije for awards. She did it for a school project. Nigerians pls go bleach ur hateful minds instead of hating on your own fellow Nigerians, and no I dn't know her ! smh !

Alicia says... said...

would she be able to compete next year?

Anonymous said...

pls who d hell is dis anon 11:02. u drank hate, cos u reek of it. pls go and die somewhere and get d hell off a nigerian blog. your hate towards nigerian's pointless, mind ur silly business while we deal with our issues ourselves. assshole!

Emeka said...

Please Linda, get bur facts joor o..... I av story in bout 5 blogs but ur twist is different

Her interview from the original source states in quote 'i did not enter Ije for the amaa awards' and when asked why, she said 'for professional reasons'

Amaa is a big joke and I'm sure in ur heart, u know that. They won't even successfully put together a chicken fight contest.....

I support her and anyone else who did not submit to amaa.

They shld get their acts right.

- The Mastery Debut Edition - said...

i cant believe Linda herself can be so ignorant of the facts that creative works are always entered for awards, an example is the LION-CANNES that happens annually in paris... as an advertizing person i know very well that Ad-agencies that dont enter thier works dont get recognition least to speak of an award and same goes for the Oscars.
Linda cannot deny the fact that she had at one time or another read articles of entry for the AMAA awards nad on those same articles we have information about countreis who entered thier works moreover there's always an entry periods with a closing one too.
Linda being confused about IJE being nominated without being entered by its rightful owner amounts to gross bickering.

ChiChiLuv said...

Anonymous 9.28: Linda's forte is modeling, blogging, branding and most recently she has added to her many credits writing and judging contests. She is NOT a film maker or an actress so why would she know that one had to apply in order to have a film evaluated for an award? She WAS trying to "educate" herself which is why she asked if one had to apply to enter an award to win instead of making an assumption.

Do YOU know everything? Obviously you must think so since you gave yourself the right to call her ignorant. Pride goes before a fall, MrMadam ITK!

Chei, Linda, you try o!

CHiChiLuv said...

Alicia, she might not be able to enter it again because most awards have a time limit, some will not accept film not made within the year, for ex. an award committee in 2011 will not accept submission for films completed in 2008/2009. They might only call for films completed in 2010.

Anonymous said...

ChiChiLuv, obviously you are ignorant as well

Anonymous said...

That is a way to blacklist good talents. It is unfair. The girl worked hard on the movie, why now?

Looks like AMAA boys are attacking Linda here o. You don't need to always enter your movie for awards o. You can be nominated.

ChiChiLuv said...

Anonymous 5.10pm - thank you o, thank you. i no get energy to argue with short sighted, close minded, judgmental people.

gbo gbo bigz girlz said...

hmm.. na wa o! why do are nigerians always in the habit of prolonging a matter??

SO WHAT IF IJE WAS NOT NOMINATED FOR AMAA?? is that enuf to use words like 'close minded, short sighted judgemental people'???

Abeg make una leave mata for mathias!!!!!!!!!!!!..lol

ChiChiLuv said...

gbo gbo: read the connecting threads before responding. my comment was NOT meant for the entire forum, it was directed at anonymous 9.28 and anonymous 5.10 because the faceless person called Linda ignorant.

Anonymous said...

chichiluv! who died and made you judge? you are definitely an ass-licker! so linda can never do wrong in your presence? go and have your own blog so that you can be replying back to comments! no wonder linda begs you to stay.. because you are her mouth-piece abi? while she keeps her good girl image and smiles to the bank everyday and we abuse ourselves in her blog? smart girl! & foolish commentators like me!

p.s will you publish this comment linda dear?

ChiChiLuv said...

6.14am - LOL yes, thank you ma! i am an ass licker, i agree thank you o. in fact, i have a Ph.D in it, you didn't know? LMAO! at least, the ass that i am licking na better one, linda is a model, entrepreneur, writer, reknown blogger and a respected personality in Nigerian society so if i'm licking her ass, so let it be. at least i ain't lick some broke ass person's behind!

p.s will you publish this comment linda dear?

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