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【AS IT IS】Nigeria's Oscar Disqualification Fuels Push for Films in Native Languages 尼日利亚丧失奥斯卡资格推动了其母语电影的推动

Nigeria's Oscar Committee is urging Nigerian filmmakers to make more films in native languages. While some in the country's film industry like the idea of movies in more native languages, others argue that non-English films have limited outreach.

尼日利亚的奥斯卡委员会敦促尼日利亚的电影摄制者制作更多的母语电影。 尽管该国电影业中的一部分人喜欢母语电影,但其他人则认为非英语电影的推广范围有限。

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The discussion comes after the U.S. Academy Awards rejected a Nigerian entry in the International Feature Film category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified the film because too much of it was in English.

Nollywood filmmaker Desmond Utomen hopes to win an Academy Award, known as an Oscar, by making a film in a native Nigerian language.

"It's actually a Hausa-based film, so it's a language film, it's not English. I've done a couple of them in English but, that's actually my first film in Hausa,' he says.


讨论是在美国奥斯卡金像奖拒绝了尼日利亚在国际故事片类别中的参赛作品之后进行的。 电影艺术与科学学院取消了影片的参赛资格,因为其中太多的内容都是英语。

诺莱坞电影制片人Desmond Utomen希望通过以尼日利亚本土语言制作电影来获得奥斯卡奖。

他说:“这实际上是一部基于豪萨语的电影,所以它是一部语言电影,而不是英语。我用英语做了其中的几本,但这实际上是我在豪萨的第一部电影。”


Most Nigerian filmmakers produce English-language movies to reach moviegoers around the world as well as inside Nigeria, where English is the official language.

Filmmaker Darlington Abuda has been working in the country's movie industry, known as Nollywood, for years.

"In Nigeria, if I do a purely language film, I have made my film a regional film," Abuda says. "It will not get the appeal and audience (response) that it needs in the other parts of the country."

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尼日利亚的大多数制片人都会制作英语电影,以覆盖世界各地以及以英语为官方语言的尼日利亚国内的观众。

电影制片人达灵顿·阿布达从事该国电影业,他称为Nollywood已有多年。

阿布达说:“在尼日利亚,如果我拍一部纯粹的语言电影,那我就把我的电影变成了地方性电影。” “它不会在美国其他地区获得所需的吸引力和听众(回应)。”


But that may be changing since the U.S. Academy Awards this month refused Nigeria's first entry in the International Feature Film category.

Only 11 minutes of Genevieve Nnaji's Lion Heart- the first Nollywood film by Netflix - was in the native Igbo language. To be considered for the feature film award, at least 50 percent of a movie'sdialoguemust be in a language other than English.


但这可能会改变,因为本月的美国奥斯卡金像奖拒绝了尼日利亚首次进入国际故事片类别提名的机会。

奈杰夫·纳维的《狮子之心》(Lion Heart)是Netflix的第一部诺里伍德电影,仅用伊格博语讲了11分钟。 要获得长片竞赛奖,电影对话中至少有50%必须使用英语以外的其他语言。


C.J. Obasi is a member of a Nigerian Oscar committee which was set up five years ago. While the rejection was criticized in Nigeria, he believes that Nigeria is on the right path.

"If you look at the bigger picture, you realize that it's a victory in that we made a submission for the first time ever," Obasi said. "What that does is that it re-positions the hearts and minds of filmmakers as to how we are going to tell our stories moving forward."


C.J. Obasi是五年前成立的尼日利亚奥斯卡委员会成员。 尽管尼日利亚遭到奥斯卡拒绝,但他认为尼日利亚正在走上正确的道路。

奥巴西说:“如果从更大的角度来看,您将意识到这是一次胜利,因为我们有史以来第一次提交了意见书。” “这样做是为了重新定位电影制片人的心灵,使他们知道我们将如何讲述自己前进的故事。”

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Nigeria's Oscar Selection Committee says the rejection should motivate Nollywood filmmakers to create more movies in the country's over 500 native languages.

But persuading Nigerian filmmakers to turn away from English will be difficult because it is the language that ties the country together.

And, for some Nollywood filmmakers like Jim Iyke, the language used is not the point.


尼日利亚的奥斯卡评选委员会表示,否决应该促使Nollywood电影制片人用该国超过500种母语制作更多电影。

但是说服尼日利亚电影制片人放弃英语将是困难的,因为这是将国家联系在一起的语言。

而且,对于像吉姆·艾克这样的诺莱坞电影制片人来说,所用的语言也不是重点。


"If someone sits in their living room and decides where my movie should be...or what awards I should get, that is on them," Iyke said. "I've done my job. I've fed the artist in me."

Lion Heartwill not be under consideration when the U.S. Academy Awards are announced in February 2020. However, the support of Netflix and Oscar's rejection are already bringing a lot of attention to Nollywood and the work of Nigerian filmmakers.


艾克说:“如果有人坐在客厅里,然后决定我的电影应该去哪儿……或者我应该获得什么奖项,那将是他们的责任。” “我已经完成了工作。我已经养活了我。”

2020年2月美国奥斯卡金像奖颁奖典礼进行时,Lion Heart不会被考虑。但是,Netflix的支持和奥斯卡的拒绝已经使Nollywood和尼日利亚电影制片人的工作引起了很多关注。


重点词汇:

Words in This Story:

category – n.a group of people or things that are similar in some way

regional – adj.a part of a country, of the world, etc., that is different or separate from other parts in some way

audience – n.the people who watch, read, or listen to something

dialogue – n.the things that are said by the characters in a story, movie, play

submission – n.an act of giving a document, proposal, piece of writing, etc., to someone so that it can be considered or approved : an act of submitting something


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