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Entertainment of Tuesday, 20 September 2022


2023 Oscars: No Nigerian movie eligible - Committee

The Nigerian Official Selection Committee for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences has revealed that no Nigerian movie has made the cut for next year's Oscars.

According to the committee, they will not submit any Nigerian movie for the award.

The Chairperson of NOSC, Chineze Anyaene-Abonyi, expressed sadness that the committee could not find a suitable movie for the award.

A statement sent to the media read, “Although the committee received three epic films following its call for submissions in August, it turned out that none of them will advance to the next stage owing to the voting patterns of members.”

Anyaene-Abonyi said, “Nigerian films had, no doubt, improved significantly as the awareness of the requirements has since grown among filmmakers, and potentially soon, we just might be bringing this award home in succession.”

However, she advised filmmakers to “get more acquainted with Oscars-nominated films in the IFF category to achieve the needed international recognition and put our films in its acclaimed level of creative discourse”.