GENEVIEVE NNAJI’S ‘LIONHEART’ DISQUALIFICATION AT OSCARS: NOLLYWOOD SAD! - Paul Ukpabio's Blog

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

GENEVIEVE NNAJI’S ‘LIONHEART’ DISQUALIFICATION AT OSCARS: NOLLYWOOD SAD!



The recent disqualification of Nigeria's first-ever film submission in the Oscars have thrown confusion and sadness into the entire industry as a blanket mood enveloped the reaction of most of those we spoke to on the issue.

Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart got disqualified in the Best International Feature Film category, on the basis that it is largely in English, which makes it ineligible to compete in that category.

The Academy disqualified Nigeria’s “Lionheart” from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category, which hitherto had a record number of films of 93 entries but presently has 92 films competing for the award.

Some respondents said, “it is not a funny matter at all.”

But whether it is funny or not, the reality is that Lionheart has been disqualified.
However, Genevieve Nnaji’s film has set a record to be the first ever Nigerian film that has been submitted for the Oscars.

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