Lionheart Submitted For 2020 Academy Awards, Genevieve Nnaji Reacts

The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has submitted Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart for the Best International Film category at the 2020 Academy Awards.

According to the board members, which included notable figures like Ramsey Nouah, Charles Novia, and DJ Tee, Lionheart was the only movie to check all the boxes and meet all the criteria set by the Hollywood award body.

Watch the board deliberate on the movie, as well as other Nollywood movies like The Delivery Boy in the Instagram clip below:

Genevieve Nnaji also took to social media to express her delight and gratitude for the monumental feat.

“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.”

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