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'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by naptu2: 7:06am On Nov 12, 2019
Film on Nigerian sex workers disqualified from Oscars

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The Academy of Motion Pictures has rejected a second entry for next year's Oscar award for Best International Film.

The Austrian movie, Joy, is about Nigerian sex-workers in Vienna, but the Academy says it has too much dialogue in English.

Last week it turned down Nigeria's own submission, Lionheart, for the same reason.

The rejections come in the year when the Academy re-named the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar award to Best International Film for "films that are not in the English language".

News about the film's disqualification was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter website, which said the Academy found that two-thirds of the dialogue in Joy was in English.

"As we do every year, the Academy is in the process of reviewing the films submitted for the International Feature Film category to determine whether they meet our eligibility rules. The film Joy, submitted by Austria, was just reviewed and is ineligible because only 33% of the dialogue is non-English," a statement from the Academy says.

The movie was written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai.

Renowned film director Ava DuVernay has faulted the Academy's decision:

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by popsy2(m): 7:13am On Nov 12, 2019
Nawa o. We have a thousand and one Igbo,Yoruba, Hausa etc movies that we could have submitted.

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Neddstark: 7:35am On Nov 12, 2019
This is getting irritating. Dont we Nigerians read? We know we cannot compete on the average movie categories, so we opt for the international category. Unfortunately, the international category has strong rules of the language of communication not being majorly in English. When the movies eventually get rejected, we now claim racism. Why are African themed movies like "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" not going for international feature film category? Didn't African-themed "Last King of Scotland" win an oscar for best actor in the past?

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by maynation(f): 7:35am On Nov 12, 2019
I think the criterion is obviously fair enough.

No English-speaking movie deserves this award, no need going haywire over this.

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Roon9(m): 7:36am On Nov 12, 2019
Standard is standard

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by SamuelAnyawu(m): 7:36am On Nov 12, 2019
Ayam not understanding

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by yaromaikyau(m): 7:36am On Nov 12, 2019
grin
Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by stevebond007(m): 7:36am On Nov 12, 2019
I think the International Community is trying to pass a message, they want to see us more through our own culture and LANGUAGE.

Producers shouldn't be scared to act in our own language,they should add SUBTITLES.

We are Africans not Europeans.

Its even badt that in most homes now, the KIDS don't speak their mother tongue,imagine Kids born and bred in West or East that can't speak a word of Yoruba/Ibo.

MISEDUCATION

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Passionate888: 7:37am On Nov 12, 2019
This people sef, na our fault say English is our Lingua Franca?

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by operandus(m): 7:37am On Nov 12, 2019
Let them continue blowing grammar with no local content, we want to be more english than the English. ......mtcheew

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Nuelblakes: 7:37am On Nov 12, 2019
don't we have Yoruba,igbo pidgin,hausa film to summit must it be English

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by statusquoante: 7:38am On Nov 12, 2019
I hope are our modern day Yoruba movie producers and directors are observing.

Having consecutive English sentences and conversations in a supposedly Yoruba film is a no-no!

Yoruba movie producers and directors must choose an hustle - English or Yoruba films.

Trying to mix both and then adding other non-Yoruba languages in a Yoruba film is quite ridiculous if not stupid, to say the least.

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Jestin: 7:38am On Nov 12, 2019
I have watched that movie JOY and nothing is interesting about the movie

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by frankgreat(m): 7:38am On Nov 12, 2019
Living in bondage biko

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Luckysbab: 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
Like a commentator rightly posited: commercial success does not imply artistic success.

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by mummyson26(m): 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
Ok

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Login12: 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
Promoting local content

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Jordan97: 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
grin
Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by sagitariusbaby(m): 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
Oya ma
Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by tillaman(m): 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
sad
Time to keep it 100% local undiluted local content has to be promoted, I have to see the movie though

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Smithkafors(m): 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
I watched living in bondage yesterday and I was impressed with their mixture of local and English . living in bondage is a movie to watch....

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Ebios(m): 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
lol
Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by zone51: 7:39am On Nov 12, 2019
Make them submit Afoloyan movie then undecided

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by chrisifeanyi: 7:40am On Nov 12, 2019
Na over sabi dey kill Nigerians. Don't speak foreign language you won't hear. Do films in your own language.

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by naptu2: 7:40am On Nov 12, 2019
Note: The film is an Austrian film about Nigerian sex workers in Austria. It was submitted by Austria, not Nigeria.

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by MrSix: 7:40am On Nov 12, 2019
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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by Smithkafors(m): 7:40am On Nov 12, 2019
I watched living in bondage yesterday and I was impressed with their mixture of local and English language.Ramsey Noah did a wonderful work, ... Living in bondage is a movie to watch

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Re: 'Joy' Rejected By Oscars Because Of Too Much English by seanwilliam(m): 7:40am On Nov 12, 2019
Dem full nairaland, awon wole shoyinka

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