Genevieve Nnaji Reacts After ‘Lionheart’ Movie Was Disqualified From the Oscars

Nollywood screen goddess, Genevieve Nnaji’s dream to land an Oscar for her first-ever produced movie dubbed ‘Lionheart’ has ended after the movie was disqualified from making an entry into the movie awards.

The ‘Lionheart Movie‘ by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was disqualified on the basis of having too much English dialogue and Genevieve Nnaji is pissed off.

The veteran actress has reacted after her movie ‘Lionheart’ was disqualified from contention for the best international feature category at the 2020 Oscars.

Genevieve, in her reaction to the disqualification, took to twitter to write;

“I am the director of Lionheart. This movie represents the way we speak as Nigerians. This includes English which acts as a bridge between the 500+ languages spoken in our country; thereby making us #OneNigeria.”

American filmmaker, Ava DuVernay questioned the Academy’s decision to disqualify ‘Lionheart’ from the list of entries for the Oscars Award, insisting that English is Nigeria’s official language. The ‘Lionheart’ movie is however still eligible for other categories but not for the best international feature film.

Lionheart,” in which Nnaji plays a woman who tries to keep her father’s struggling company afloat in a male-dominated environment, is currently available on Netflix.

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