This is great news for us as Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has hinted that she’s next to win an Oscar award hours after the 91st Academy awards aka Oscar held at the Dolby Theatre. Omotola, a voting member of the Academy, announced her aspiration after realising many of the nominees she voted for won in their categories.
The ‘Alter Ego’ actress had voted Mahershala Ali, who won the Best Actor in a Supporting role; Hannah Beachler, who won Production design for ‘Black Panther’ and Lady Gaga for Shallow in the Original Song category.
Here’s how Omotola voted at the 2019 Oscar
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Congratulations @mahershalaali , #hannahbeachler and @alfonsocuaron . What a Beautiful show! So quite A good number of my voted Won! I screamed so hard … I think I've lost my voice! I Really love this Voting / Judging kinda work ! Who remembers how accurate my predictions on #Nigerianidols used to be, they started calling me the 5th judge? I hope I get more Gigs of this kind… Congratulations to All the winners… Omotola you Next soon… ??? #oscars2019 #film
In 2013, Omotola was recognised as Time 100 most influential people having appeared in over 300 movies. From her fame breaking movie, ‘Mortal Inheritance’ in 1996 to the 2010 super production, Ijé, Omotola is one of Nollywood’s most celebrated actresses. Omotola won the award for Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Nollywood’s Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is one of the over 6000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, producers of The Oscars.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde recently expressed delight at the 2019 Oscars nomination saying most of the movies she nominated made the list of nominees.
The actress, on her Instagram page, told her followers and fans how she voted as a member of The Academy in generating the Oscars nominee list. The Oscars nominees list was announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2018, by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. However, the star expressed sadness that no African movie made it to the nominees’ list. In her post, she said “Wasn’t So Excited No African Movie made it! Someday soon we will Be doing this for Africans!” she wrote.
Omotola was announced a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018 alongside filmmaker and the brain behind ‘Battleground’, and ‘Tinsel’, Femi Odugbemi.
In 2013, Omotola was recognised as Time 100 most influential people having appeared in over 300 movies. From her fame breaking movie, ‘Mortal Inheritance’ in 1996 to the 2010 super production, Ijé, Omotola is one of Nollywood’s most celebrated actresses.
Omotola won the award for Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She was introduced to acting by accompanying a friend to an audition. Her first acting role was in the 1995 movie Venom of Justice, directed by Reginald Ebere. Reginald has been cited as launching Omotola’s career. She was given the lead role in the movie, which set the stage for a flourishing career in the Nollywood film industry.
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