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  • Updated: October 30, 2020

93rd Oscars: NOSC Re-opens Portal For Submission Of Movies With Pidgin English

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Following the Academy’s approval of movies with Pidgin English, the Nigeria Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has reopened its portal for film submissions ahead of the 93rd Oscars.

AllNews reports that the Academy earlier approved Nigerian Pidgin as a non-English recording dialogue for movies.

NOSC had on October 2, this year, closed its portal but said it might consider re-opening it to allow producers with pidgin English movies to submit their films.

According to the statement, films could be submitted between October 29 to 23:59 GMT+1 on November 3.

“The committee has worked tirelessly to ensure that the film, which will be representing the country at the 93rd Academy Awards would have to meet all eligibility rules and technical requirements,” the statement added.

“Also, with the approval of Nigerian pidgin by the Academy as a non-English recording dialogue in films, this would further allow entries from more filmmakers and provide creatives the opportunity to showcase their art.”

While speaking on the committee’s resolve to reopen the submission portal, Chineze Anyaene, its chairperson, said: “The NOSC had a tough choice to make between the risk of not submitting a film for the 93rd Oscars or to reopen the submission portal.

“But, after critical deliberations, the committee has decided to reopen the portal to provide filmmakers an extended time to submit their work and their supporting documents.

“The year has been a very peculiar one, and no one was prepared for what we are currently witnessing. The aim is to have a well-rounded and worthy representation at the Oscars.”

AllNews recalls that in 2019, “Lionheart” a directional debut of Genevieve Nnaji, meant to represent the country at the 2020 Oscars was disqualified over “too much English dialogue”.



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