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Lion Heart Nigeria’s First Entry Was Disqualified for having too much English . Well it could have  had a chance since The Oscar Best Picture has been Reserved SOLELY FOR ENGLISH SPEAKING MOVIES

and guess what English is Nigeria’s First Language ! Yes !

 

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Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the first Netflix film to be nominated for Hollywood’s top honor—best picture at the Oscars. If the movie wins on Sunday (Feb. 24), it would make history in more ways than one.

In the 90-year history of the Academy Awards, no foreign-language film has ever won the Oscar for best picture. Only nine foreign-language films have even been nominated for the award, according the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (pdf), which hands out the awards. ROMA NEVER WON !

Foreign-language films nominated for a best picture Oscar

Title Year
Grand Illusion (France) 1938
Z (France/Algeria) 1969
The Emigrants (Sweden) 1972
Cries and Whispers (Sweden) 1973
The Postman (Italy) 1995
Life Is Beautiful (Italy) 1998
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Taiwan) 2000
Letters from Iwo Jima (US) 2006
Amour (France/Germany/Austria) 2012

Data: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences data through the 90th Awards, held in March 2018. 

Roma, nominated for the 91st annual Academy Awards, makes ten. The film tells the story of a domestic worker in a middle-class household in 1970s Mexico City. It was a personal tale for Caurón, who was inspired in part by his own childhood and the nanny who helped raise him and his siblings.

The Academy Awards, based in the US, primarily honors films released domestically. Since the fifth awards, honoring films from 1931-32, movies needed to be released in a commercial theater in Los Angeles to qualify for the main feature film awards including best picture, then called “outstanding production.” In 1947, the Academy began giving honorary awards to foreign-language films during select years. A separate category for foreign-language films was later added in 1956 to recognize more non-English speaking works.

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Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the first Netflix film to be nominated for Hollywood’s top honor—best picture at the Oscars. If the movie wins on Sunday (Feb. 24), it would make history in more ways than one.

In the 90-year history of the Academy Awards, no foreign-language film has ever won the Oscar for best picture. Only nine foreign-language films have even been nominated for the award, according the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (pdf), which hands out the awards.


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