Ahead of the 2020 Oscars award show The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reconstructed a 12 person committee of Nollywood stakeholders. The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) will be spearheaded by Chineze Anayaene a founding member. Mildred Okwo, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Ngozi Okafor, Charles Novia, Abba Makama, Bruce Ayonote, Ramsey Nouah, Chioma Ude, Shaibu Husseini, Adetokunbo “DJ Tee” Odubawo and CJ Obasi.
Pioneer member, Chineze Anyaene is quoted saying:
“We don’t take this for granted. We hope the committee fulfils its original mandate, which is to give a platform to credible Nigerian films to compete at the prestigious Academy Awards annually.
We couldn’t make any submissions in previous years due to unavailability of qualifying films, but things are looking hopeful...and we are actively working towards having an entry this year.”
Both Nigerians at home and abroad will be afforded eligibility for the “International Feature FIlm” Oscars category.
We look forward to more incredible wins and proud moments on behalf of the Nigerian entertainment industry!
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