The  Academy Awards has disqualified Nigeria’s “Lionheart” from the Oscar race for the Best International Feature Film category. It was the first film ever submitted to the Oscars by Nigeria.

“Lionheart,”which stars Genevieve Nnaji who doubles as director, is partially in the Igbo language of Nigeria. But it is mostly in English, which violates an Academy rule that entries in the category must have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track.”

Gnevieve Nnaji who is director of the movie has reacted after the movie was disqualified from 2019 Oscar Academy awards.

She wrote on Twitter: