November 6, 2019

Ava DuVernay Calls Out The Academy For Disqualifying Nigerian Oscar Submission ‘Lionheart’

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Ava DuVernay Calls Out The Academy For Disqualifying Nigerian Oscar  Submission ‘Lionheart’

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Ava DuVernay has something to say to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. 

The academy apparently disqualified the Nigerian film, ‘Lionheart’ after its submission due to most of the film’s dialogue being in English.  The film was looking to be a contender in the Best International Film category. 

According to the Academy’s rules, the submissions for the category must be in “a predominantly non-English” language. Ava DuVernay was not happy about the disqualification and took to Twitter to voice her concerns. See the post below.

The director of the movie, Genevieve Nnaji also responded via Twitter.

 

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