‘Lionheart’ Gets Disqualified From Oscar Nomination, Genevieve Nnaji Reacts

‘Lionheart’ Gets Disqualified From Oscar Nomination, Genevieve Nnaji Reacts
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Those who were excited by the news of the first-ever submission for the nomination of a movie at the Oscar Awards will now be disappointed as Lionheart has been disqualified and the director and lead actress, , has reacted to the disqualification.

American filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, called out the Academy for disqualifying Lionheart, asking if they are stopping from being a part of the competition because the movie is in English, the country’s official language. The submission was for Best International Feature and DuVernay’s words could imply that films in that category are expected to be in the nation’s native language.

‘Lionheart’ Gets Disqualified From Oscar Nomination, Genevieve Nnaji Reacts
American filmmaker, Ava DuVernay/Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Director and actress, , responded to DuVernay’s statement and clarified that Lionheart proudly represents Nigeria. See her tweet below:

Whatever reasons The Academy had for the disqualification, the action could be seen as a slight to the Nigerian movie industry which has been dishing out films that could compete with their Hollywood counterparts.

‘Lionheart’ Gets Disqualified From Oscar Nomination, Genevieve Nnaji Reacts
actress and director, /Photo Credit: Instagram

Lionheart is a great movie, whether it gets an Oscar or not and for those who haven’t seen it, do yourselves a favor and watch it.

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