‘The Burial of Kojo’ might have narrowly missed Ghana’s selection for the 2020 Academy Awards (Oscars) but the film is being considered for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the 2020 Golden Globes.
Blitz Bazawuke, also known as Blitz the Ambassador’s critically-acclaimed directorial debut is the first Ghanaian film to be considered for nomination in the Golden Globes.
The musician, writer and director took to Twitter to share the news along with a picture of the list of contenders for the Golden Globe’s “Best Foreign Language Film” award, which also includes Senegal’s Atlantics (which is also in the running to become the first Senegalese film nominated for an Oscar) and Malawi’s The Boy Who Harnessed Wind. Ninety-five films from 65 different countries are being considered for nomination in the category.
The Burial of Kojo follows Esi (Cynthia Dankwa), the youngest daughter of Kojo (Joseph Otsiman), as she travels through a spirit land to save her father who has been left to die in an abandoned gold mine. It is filmed entirely in Ghana on a microbudget. It had its world premiere in New York at the Urban World Film Festival on September 2018 and was released on Netflix on March 2019 becoming the first Ghanaian film to premiere in selected countries worldwide on Netflix.
The nominees for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards will be announced on December 9.
— Blitz Bazawule (@BlitzAmbassador) November 8, 2019