Iran’s Asghar Farhadi Says He Won’t Attend Oscars Following Trump’s Travel Ban

Expressing his regret, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has confirmed that he will not attend the Academy Awards on February 26 — “even if exceptions were to be made for my trip,” he said in a statement today. Word had begun to spread yesterday that an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Friday, which prohibits entry into the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries including Iran, could impact the former Oscar winner and current nominee from…

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