It is really amazing that three Nigerians have made it to The Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars, in the newly released list of 842 members.
The three Nigerians are Tunde Kelani, iconic veteran filmmaker, and storyteller, Chinonye Chukwu, first black woman to win the Sundance Film Festival’s biggest prize for her movie, ‘Clemency, and Adewale Agbaje, British-Nigerian actor who has acted in ‘The Bourne Identity’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Game of Thrones.
It is important to not that The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars, is the World biggest Film Awards. They are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, although more commonly referred to by its nickname “Oscar”.
Congratulations to our folks who made it to the awards.