Nollywood Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has reacted to the nomination list for the 91st Academy Awards, expressing her disappointment that no African Movie made the list.
The screen goddess who is also the Nigerian Oscar Academy member shared her thoughts on her Instagram page where she equally expressed happiness that most of the movies she nominated made the list.
Actress Omotola Jalade wrote:
“The Nominations are Out!
So glad Most of the Movies I nominated made it. Next, Voting to determine the Winners!…
“Wasn’t So Exited. No African Movie made it ! Someday soon we will Be doing this for Africans! Till then… which were your best movies of 2018?
“Full list on www.Oscar.Org”
Recall that the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning, where a black-and-white Mexican epic film, ‘Roma’, a Netflix production directed by Alfonso Cuaron received 10 nominations alongside ‘The Favourite’
Roma follows an Indigenous live-in nanny, Cleo, who works for a white middle-class family in the Colonia Roma neighbourhood of Mexico City in 1970 and 1971.
The film, which is based partly on Cuaron’s own childhood in that area and shot in black and white, captures several tectonic shifts in Cleo’s love life; in the nature of the family unit; and in the politics of Mexico, as a battle between left and right turns violent.
The Favourite which also received 10 nominations on the other hand is about political power games at the 18th-century court of Queen Anne.
Also, Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut about a waning country icon and the unknown singer which was played by Lady Gaga, picked up eight nominations. The film secured best actor and actress nominations for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, as well as best picture and best song, but was surprisingly passed over for best director.
The film, Vice also the comedy about Dick Cheney, vice president to George W Bush and architect of the war on terror also received eight nominations.
Also Read: Full nomination list of 2019 Oscars Awards