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Pidgin English now considered foreign language at the Oscars
by PulseNG « on: October 17, 2020, 07:02:48 AM »




Pidgin English now considered foreign language at the Oscars

Film executive, Mo Abudu reportedly wrote a letter of justification to the Academy which was recently approved.
   
   
   
       
       
           
               
                   

Film executive, Mo Abudu reportedly wrote a letter of justification to the Academy which was recently approved.


               
           
               
                   

Nigerian movies in pidgin English may now have a fighting chance at the International feature film category of the OSCARS.


               
           
               
                   

According to 'Oloture' film director, Kenneth Gyang, top film executive, Mo Abudu helped Nollywood reach this feat after extended conversations with the Academy.


               
           
               
                   

"Pidgin English is now considered a foreign language at the Oscars!", Gyang tweeted. "Ms Mo Abudu has been in communication with the International Features section of the Academy about the possibility of entering our film (made in pidgin) through the Nigerian Oscar Committee".


               
           
               
                   

In the final stage of the extensive conversation, Abudu was requested to write a letter of justification which was approved by the Academy. The latest development has since been communicated to the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC).


               
           
               
                   
                 
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The latest win might see Abudu's latest film, 'Oloture' eligible for the 93rd Oscars as it records the now eligible language robustly used.


               
           
               
                   

Recall Nigeria's 2019 submission 'Lionheart', Genevieve Nnaji's directorial debut, was disqualified by the Academy for violating the foreign language requirement. The history-making film was well over 60 percent in English.


Source: Pidgin English now considered foreign language at the Oscars

- gist culled from pulseng


 

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