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Did Donald trump just decide the Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film?

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  • Amanda Spears
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    With  (gulp) President Trump blocking Iranians from entering the country including Asghar Farhadi who may not be able to attend the Oscars. Will the Academy in an Anti-Trump movement vote for “The Salesman”?

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    Let’s hope not

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Another one of these threads?

    Did Constance Wu kill Affleck’s chances?
    Did Nicole Kidman kill her comeback?
    Did Trump decide the FL race?

    Enough…

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    Andrew Carden
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    Frankly, I suspect so. Toni Erdmann was a soft front-runner to begin with.

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    Atypical
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    “Toni Erdmann” looks like the frontrunner in Foreign Language Film to me, but Farhadi not being able to attend the Oscars could certainly become a thing if the media covered that enough with the voting changes.

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    sofan
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    As I said in the other thread it is a golden opportunity for Hollywood to show the middle finger to Trump. A lot of publications are already covering this and it will only get bigger

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    Anonymous
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    Well since Iran has banned Americans from their country the best thing Hollywood could do would be to give this film an Oscar. It wouldn’t be undeserving. Better Foreign films have lost the Oscar like Pan’s Labyrinth.

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    Victor Cruz
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    Toni Erdmann is a weak frontrunner. It got a lot of support from critics, but it lost the Globe and it might also lose BAFTA to Son of Saul. So, I can see The Salesman getting momentum after this and win.

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    Riley
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    Toni Erdmann is a weak frontrunner, but The Salesman and Land of Mine have not been putting up the fight that I expected.

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    mafro987
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    I’m usually against politics coming into play, but this is an instance where I’d celebrate The Salesman winning, and I haven’t even watched it.

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    Eddy Q
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    Since the voting in this category expanded to the whole Academy, the buzziest film has always won. Toni Erdmann is the perfect vote-for-it-without-watching-it contender, and while this news about Farhadi may sway some members, I don’t think it’ll be quite enough unless The Salesman is more competitive in itself than I realise.

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    Djoko
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    Anyone who thinks this will make any difference to the Oscar race is an idiot.

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    mafro987
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    Anyone who thinks this will make any difference to the Oscar race is an idiot.

    So if The Salesman wins, the fact that the director of the film wouldn’t be present at the ceremony due to immigration laws wouldn’t have impacted the voting in your eyes?

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    Alex Meyer
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    Toni Erdmann is a weak frontrunner, but The Salesman and Land of Mine have not been putting up the fight that I expected.

    That could all change.

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    sofan
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    Anyone who thinks this will make any difference to the Oscar race is an idiot.

    Nope we are not. It is a very real possibility especially since the frontrunner does not have that inevitability the former winners had.

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