Abraham Attah has finally spoken about critisism about his speech at this year's Spirit Awards after Winning the 'Best Male Lead' At the Independent Spirit Awards held over the weekends.
Attah took to his Instagram account to offer some explanations, if you will, as to what caused in his won words ‘bad speech.’ In his defense, he didn’t think he would win the award, so he didn’t write any speech before he went on stage for his award. Long story short, he was short of words and had to ‘conjure some magic’ within the period of time’.
It was the third major award for the young actor who won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015.
He also won ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Black Fim Critics Circle (BFCC). The award scheme called Attah’s role as “one of the strongest and most phenomenal we have ever seen” and added that he had “a very bright future ahead of him”.
Abraham Attah played the lead role of Agu, who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier.
Based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala, the movie was shoot in Ghana and also stars Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi and Grace Nortey. It was directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga, and the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Streaming Service Netflix.
The movie was premiered in Ghana last year. Before that, it premiered on Netflix and in selected Theaters in The United States of America on October 16.
It was screened at number of prestigious film festivals including Venice, BFI London and Toronto International Film Festival.