Nollywood missing as Lincoln leads at 2013 Oscars

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The much vaunted collaboration between Hollywood and the home-grown Nollywood may have suffered another setback with the announcement of the nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards with neither a Nigerian actor nor film appearing even in the Best Foreign-Language Film category.
Instead, films in the said category are from countries like Denmark (A Royal Affair), Austria (Amour), Chile (No), Canada (War Witch) and Norway (Kontiki).
The British are however celebrating with Daniel Day-Lewis leading the country’s acting hopes at the Oscars since he was nominated for best actor in US historical drama Lincoln.
The movie is poised to have a clean sweep of the awards this year leading with 12 nominations.
Eight other films stand out in the competition, including Life of Pi (which has 11 nominations in total), the musical Les Miserables, Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama Argo, the French drama Amour, Zero Dark Thirty, a thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, comedy Silver Linings Playbook, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and indie film Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables both earned eight nominations, while Argo got seven.
As it is tradition, the nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, have been out since last week well ahead of the award ceremony scheduled for February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood Highland Center.
The 85th edition of the Oscars will be televised live on the ABC network in America and in more than 225 foreign countries. Perhaps after the event, Nollywood will, like Bollywood did in 2010 in the case of Slumdog Millionaire, join hands with Hollywood and do a film that will stand up to be counted in the next Oscars.

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