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Oscar Nominee Asghar Farhadi Won’t be Able to Attend the Award Ceremony Due to the ‘Muslim Ban’

BellaNaija.com

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Asghar Farhadi, the Oscar-nominated director of the movie The Salesman, reportedly won’t be able to attend the 2017 Academy Awards happening next month due to President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.”

The United States Presidentis refusing access to the United States for people from seven Muslim countries. There is an indefinite ban for everyone from Syria and there is a 90-day ban on visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Farhadi, who hails from Iran, is already an Oscar winner after his movie A Separation won the award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. He’s nominated again this year in the same category for The Salesman.

13 Comments

  1. Authentic Sunshine

    January 29, 2017 at 8:28 am

    And it has begun…. (is that the correct tense?)

    • Ubiam

      January 29, 2017 at 10:23 am

      The correct tense is “And it is start….”

    • Opsy

      January 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Yes it is the correct tense.

    • ghakare

      January 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      FIVE Hausa fullanis have reportedly commited suicide at the break of this jews, more suicide attempts still coming in….

  2. David

    January 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

    One of my favorite filmmakers ever! His films are compelling and totally moving!

  3. Maurice Abiagom

    January 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    really sad indeed …I thought they had cancelled the ban nag

  4. Somto

    January 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    He can travel to America now cos there’s a stay on that Judgement until after the court case when Trump proves if that executive order is constitutional or not

  5. LILO

    January 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    They can fedex the Oscar to him right?

  6. namy

    January 29, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Did Trump forget that there are a lot of Muslims in Nigeria? Anyways, lemme have my last baby before remembers because my can’t afford to have my 2nd born here in naija.

  7. nnenne

    January 30, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Point of correction BN.
    Some countries were banned, not exactly a “Muslim ban” because not all Muslim countries were banned.

  8. nnenne

    January 30, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Unless he is from one of the six countries, there’s no reason why he can’t visit.

    • Magz

      January 31, 2017 at 9:09 am

      “Farhadi, who hails from Iran”
      Iran is one of the countries banned.

  9. Max

    January 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I thought it was a ban on refugees,or is the guy a refugee? Someone explain

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