Veteran actress Genevieve Nnaji has reacted towards the disqualification of the ‘Lion Heart’ movie from its consideration after claiming the movie contains ‘Too much English’ dialog in it.
The movie, which is the first-ever submission to the Oscar Awards, was submitted for the international feature film Oscar category. The Academy’s description of an international feature film “is a feature-length motion picture (defined as over 40 minutes) produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.”
LionHeart which is not excluded from entering other Oscar categories including consideration for best picture, has just under 12 minutes of dialogue that is in the Igbo language native to Southeastern Nigeria, while the remaining 94-minutes is in English. With the disqualification, the number of films in contention for the award has dropped from 93 to 92.