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January 28, 2017 at 11:52 am #1201997259
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”?January 28, 2017 at 12:02 pm #1201997261
Let’s hope notJanuary 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm #1201997263
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…January 28, 2017 at 12:43 pm #1201997290
“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.January 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm #1201997324
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 biggerJanuary 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm #1201997329
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.January 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm #1201997330
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.January 28, 2017 at 1:46 pm #1201997334
Toni Erdmann is a weak frontrunner, but The Salesman and Land of Mine have not been putting up the fight that I expected.January 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm #1201997340
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.January 28, 2017 at 1:59 pm #1201997341
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.January 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm #1201997345
Anyone who thinks this will make any difference to the Oscar race is an idiot.January 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm #1201997349
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?