Here’s Why Nigeria’s Oscars Disqualification Was the Only Move the Academy Could Have Made

Credit: The Wrap- Published on November 5, 2019
The disqualification of Nigeria’s “Lionheart” in the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category is not a case of the Academy being unfair to Nigeria.

Instead, it’s a case of the Nigerian committee that submitted the film not following clear rules in the category.

And the people who are now lobbying for those...

Credit: Tamron Hall
Published on November 6, 2019 -  04:28
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