Iranian Oscar winner to boycott this year’s awards ceremony
01 February 2017 | 10:55 am
Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who is nominated for this year's best foreign language film, says he will not attend the Oscars in protest over President Donald Trump's travel order.
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