Oscar 2020: Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ to Compete With Record 92 Films For Prestigious Movie Award

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The full list of eligible films to compete for the 2020 Oscar is out, and a record-breaking total of 93 countries submitted entries to be considered for the best international film nominations the ‘Academy Award.’

This means our own Genevieve Nnaji’s  Lionheart will be competing with 92 movies for the prestigious movie award after  being nominated by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee {NOSC} to represent Nigeria come February 9, 2020, at the Dolly Theater in the US city of Los Angeles.

93 entries is an increase of six new films against the 2019 award which had 87 submissions for the same category.

From Africa, Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ is joined by nine other films – Kwanbena Gyansah’s ‘Azali’ from Ghana; Mounia Meddour’s ‘Papicha’ from Algeria; Fawzi Saleh’s ‘Poisonous Roses’ from Egypt; Jan Philipp Weyl’s ‘Running Against the wind’ from Ethiopia; Ravneet Chadha’s ‘Subira’ from Kenya; Maryam Touzani’s ‘Adam’ from Morocco; Mati Diop’s ‘Atlantics’ from Senegal; Jahmil XT Qubeka’s ‘Knuckle City’ from South Africa; and Mohamed Ben Attia’s ‘Dear Son’ from Tunisia.

84 other films are from Americas with 15 submissions, Oceania with 1 submission,
Asia with 23 submissions, Europe with 40 submissions, the UK with 1 submission,
Malaysia, Honduras, and China with 1 submission each.

Genevieve Nnaji has witnessed her debut film attain several awards and climb unto new heights, including being purchased by American movie giant, Netflix and premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Now the stunning actress will see how it fares with the other 92 films that will struggle to get their first Oscar.

 

 

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