The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has revealed that actress Genevieve Nnaji’s movie, Lionheart, is the country’s selection for popular international awards, Oscars.
Lionheart was presented as the movie selected by the board for consideration under the International Feature Film category of the Oscars in year 2020.
This is obviously another feather in Genevieve’s hat seeing as the same movie’s right was acquired by global streaming network, Netflix on September 7, 2018.
Reacting to this new development, Genevieve Nnaji 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. “