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Looking back: Elliott Smith and Three 6 Mafia were too good for the Oscars

Looking back: Elliott Smith and Three 6 Mafia were too good for the Oscars

The Oscars found a wholly different minority to exclude when they declined to ask the transgender experimental musician Anohni to perform her Best Original Song-nominated "Manta Ray" during the Academy Awards on Sunday.

It's perhaps not entirely surprising, given time constraints and the pop-star wattage of Sam Smith, Lady Gaga and the Weeknd. But adding a context-free performance by the not-nominated-in-category Dave Grohl makes Anohni's absence that much stranger, if not cruel. Anyone who has seen Anohni perform live knows this was a missed opportunity for a stunning...

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