Rules are rules, you either follow them or you stay in your country and organize your own awards.
A great movie entered for the Oscar, then disqualified for not meeting the category.
I love the movie and the lady that produced the breakthrough movie even more. Genevieve is my best of all ever actresses in Nollywood. Nothing would have given me more joy than to celebrate the success of her movie.
But rules are rules.
If the organizers say it didn’t meet their category of the best movie in the indigenous category then so be it. I encourage the Queen of the screen to make a 100% Igbo film and hit the Oscar again.
That is the way to go and not attacking the Oscar awards sentimentally.
Meanwhile, congratulations to my dear sister for making such a great movie.
~ “About The Movie “Lion Heart”…
Looking to prove her worth, a woman steps up to the challenge to work with her crude and eccentric brother when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues.
Lionheart is a 2018 Nigerian drama film produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Genevieve Nnaji. It stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh. It was acquired by Netflix on 7 September 2018, making it the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.
Lionheart premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The movie was Nnaji’s directorial debut as well as Peter Okoye’s and Chibuzor Azubuike’s (also known as Phyno) acting debut.
The film was released worldwide on 4 January 2019 on Netflix.
It was selected as the Nigerian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. It was the first time that Nigeria had submitted a film for the Best International Feature Film Oscar.
However, on 4 November 2019, the Academy disqualified the film, as the majority of the film’s dialogue is in English and only about ten minutes of the film is in Igbo