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Genevieve Nnaji’s Movie “Lionheart” Nominated for Oscars

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s movie has been
nominated for the 2020 Oscars in the category of Best International Film.

‘Lionheart’ is the first-ever entry for Nigeria.

Reacting to the news, the Veteran Actress took to her Instagram Handle to say; 

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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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The group announced the selection following a constitutional
Screening and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at
home and in the diaspora.

Produced by Chinny Onwugbenu, Chichi Nwoko, Genevieve Nnaji,
and directed by Genevieve Nnaji, ‘Lionheart’ premiered at the 2018 Toronto
International Film Festival (TIFF), and was acquired on September 7, 2018, as first
Netflix’s original film produced in Nigeria.

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