The movie got disqualified because it is in the English language, not a local African language.
Nigeria’s submission for the Oscars has been disqualified.
The excitement of Nigerians at the Oscar submission of Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut movie, Lion Heart, has been short-lived after the organized announced a few hours ago that the film was disqualified.
Lionheart was Nigeria’s hope of earning its first-ever Oscar nomination. The movie was submitted for consideration in the Best International Feature Film Category.
The Academy, which organizes the prestigious Oscar awards, announced that the reason for the disqualification is because the movie has too much English language in it.
The requirement for films in that category must be in a native language or have a high percentage of it.