LionHeart Nominated For Oscar Award
Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has reacted to the nomination of her movie, ‘LionHeart’ for the 2020 Oscars in the category of Best International Film.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) on Wednesday, picked the ‘Lionheart’ movie to represent Nigeria (Nollywood) at the 2020 Oscars.
The selection follows a statutory vetting and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at home and in the Diaspora.
Reacting to the development, Genevieve on her Instagram page wrote: “The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen @lionheartthemovie to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film!
“This is the first entry ever for Nigeria. It’s an honor to be a part of such a pivotal moment in the history of Nigerian cinema.
“A moment we know will be replicated as our stories continue to resonate with audiences around the world.
“On behalf of the entire LIONHEART team and TEN Productions, we are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch. Thank you all for the love and support thus far.”
LionHeart is now the first Nigerian film to be sent in for an Oscar award as previous entries received by the committee did not meet basic criteria.