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Directors of all five Oscar-nominated foreign-language films band together to offer 'emphatic disapproval' of nationalism

Why wait for Sunday to make a statement?

Directors of the five Oscar-nominated foreign-language films have gotten a jump on what is expected to be a flood of political remarks at the upcoming Academy Awards, issuing a statement Friday that condemned nationalist politics and dedicated the prize to those who fight against them.

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Oscar noms show rise in indie movies as studios pull back on adult dramas

Oscar-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman knew their movie “Lion” was a gamble when they took the script to Cannes in 2014. The first 30 minutes of dialogue was in Bengali and Hindi, the kind of thing that studios normally shy away from, and they had no cast attached.  

“People were really excited about the story, but those types of films are still risks,” Sherman said.

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Jodie Foster, other celebs urge action at UTA Oscars rally: 'This is our time to resist'

Friday afternoon, two days before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, a star-studded crowd of nearly 2,000 protesters gathered to decry the policies of the Trump administration, spurred on by Oscars-winners, politicians, and activists with a common message: Keep fighting.

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New video: Special Oscars edition

One of this year’s Academy Awards favorites is “Moonlight,” an intimate and poetic portrayal of growing up gay in a gang-ravaged Miami neighborhood.

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Film critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang talk Oscars

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A portfolio of the Oscar best actress nominees by Times photographers

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