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Nov 4, 2019

OSCAR : Academy Disqualifies Genevieve Nnaji's ‘Lionheart’


The Academy has disqualified Genevieve Nnaji's “Lionheart” from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category, dropping the number of films competing for the award to 92 from what had been a record 93 entries.

     This year’s field is now tied with 2017’s as the largest in the category’s history. It's disqualification drops the number of female directors in this year’s race to 28, which is still a category record.
It was the first film ever submitted to the Oscars by Nigeria.

“Lionheart' is partially in the Igbo language of Nigeria. But it is mostly in English, which violates an Academy rule that entries in the category must have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track.”

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