Newswire: Asghar Farhadi announces that he will not attend Oscars ceremony

Yesterday, we reported that Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries would mean that Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi would be unable to attend the Academy Awards ceremony in February. Farhadi is the director behind The Salesman, which has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, so the idea of him being barred from the ceremony helped inspire some to call for a boycott of the ceremony.

The Academy issued a statement denouncing

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