Stephanie Linus Appointed Head of Oscars Selection Committee
Stephanie Linus, a prominent figure in the Nigerian film industry, has been appointed as the head of the Oscars Nigerian selection committee. This follows the departure of Chineze Anyaene-Abonyi.
With a revamped lineup of industry experts, the committee includes Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Chidia Maduekwe, Victor Okhai, Andy Amenechi, Yibo Kikoko, Izu Ojukwu, John Njamah, Adetokunbo Odubawo, Meg Otanwa, Dimeji Ajibola, Ngozi Okafor, Emem Isong, and Jude Idada. Together, they are entrusted with the task of curating and selecting films that will represent Nigeria in the Best International Feature Film category at the Oscars.
The committee’s meticulous selection process entails evaluating films based on their artistic merit, cultural significance, and adherence to Academy Awards criteria. A transparent voting system guarantees the integrity of Nigeria’s official submission, in accordance with Academy Awards deadlines and guidelines.
Stephanie Linus’s appointment signifies Nigeria’s commitment to reclaiming a position on the global cinematic stage, highlighting the nation’s diverse talent and storytelling prowess.