“Lionheart” has been disqualified from the international feature film category of Oscar for not meeting the requirement. It was reported that the film was disqualified because it did not met up with the guidelines the Oscar had set, the rule requires that films submitted for this category most be done predominantly in a non English dialogue track.
Lion heart is Nigeria’s first ever entry into the Best International Feature Film category of Oscar, it Stars Genevieve Nnaji who also doubled as the director, and a host of other veteran actors, the films partial use of Igbo language did not scale the film through..
Even though the film the opportunity to be on the category as a contender,
The film will now be screened at Linwood dunn theatre in Hollywood initially The film was to screen for Academy voters in the international category on Wednesday in a double bill with the Honduran entry, “Blood, Passion, and Coffee.”