The Nollywood veteran, Genevieve Nnaji has been appointed as an Oscars (Academy Awards) voting member.
On Tuesday the academy announced that it has invited 819 persons to join its voting team for 2020.
“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures, the statement from the Academy read.
Genevieve accepted the invitation today. She now has a voting right. In a tweet on Wednesday, she said:” I’m honored to be a member of the family. Thank you”
The Academy yearly organizes Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Winners are picked by the Academy’s voting membership.
Last year, Genevieve was caught in a controversy with the organization, when her Netflix film Lionheart was disqualified for being ‘too English’.
“The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences. We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now,” said the Academy President David Rubin.