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Reactions As “Lionheart” Gets Disqualified From Oscars 2020

By Modupeoluwa Adekanye
05 November 2019   |   11:01 am
Yesterday, the news of the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji's film Lionheart from the Oscars broke the internet. In an email sent to voters on Monday, the Academy announced that “Lionheart” was ineligible because of its excessive use of the English language which violates the Academy’s rule for entries into the Best International Feature category. While…

Yesterday, the news of the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji’s film Lionheart from the Oscars broke the internet.

In an email sent to voters on Monday, the Academy announced that “Lionheart” was ineligible because of its excessive use of the English language which violates the Academy’s rule for entries into the Best International Feature category.

While some see this as another instance of Nigerians trying to bypass existing rules, others see it as another case of racial discrimination.

Below are some reactions to the news: