Iranian Director Says He Will Not Attend Oscars ‘Even If Exceptions Were to Be Made’ After Trump Ban

Ban or no ban, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will not be attending the 2017 Academy Awards.

Farhadi, whose film The Salesman is up for Best Foreign Language film, made headlines after reports that President Donald Trump‘s controversial executive order restricting immigration could prevent the director from entering the U.S. and attending the award show. The order suspended entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the...

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