Oscar foreign language film nominees decry fanaticism in U.S.

The heavy political overtones accompanying this year’s Academy Awards became evident in advance of Sunday’s ceremony, as directors of the five foreign-language film nominees Friday issued an unprecedented advance statement condemning “the climate of fanaticism and nationalism” in the U.S. and other countries.They dedicated the Oscar, no matter which film wins, to those working toward unity.They directors symbolically rejected the borders that define their category’s nominees, saying, “We believe there is no best country, best gender, best religion or best color. We want this award to stand as a symbol of the unity between nations and the freedom of the arts.”

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