The latest news about the Academy Awards
Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ Picked to Represent Iranian Cinema in 2022 Oscars
The Iranian jury in charge of submissions for the Academy Awards has picked Ghahreman (A Hero), directed by Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, to represent the Iranian cinema in the 2022 Oscars.
Oscars 2020: ‘Last Fiction’ First Iranian Film to Run for Best Animated Feature
Iranian animated movie “The Last Fiction” is among the thirty-two animated features submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature Film category of the 92nd Academy Awards.
Iran Chooses Documentary Film as Its Academy Awards Submission
“Finding Farideh”, a documentary film directed by Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Atayi, has been selected as the Iranian cinema’s representative and official submission to 2020 Academy Awards after several decision making sessions.
‘No Date, No Signature’ to Represent Iran at 2019 Academy Awards
A panel in charge of selecting Iran’s official submission to the Oscars has chosen the drama “No Date, No Signature” to represent the country in the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film section.
Iran’s Mannequin Robot among World’s Top 8 Contributions
Graduates of Sharif University of Technology have made a robotic mannequin called RoMa that managed to be put among the world’s top eight contributions in the Ninth international Conference on Social Robotics in Japan.
Animation about Iran among Nominees of Academy Awards
An animated film about Iran and Persian literature has been shortlisted by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the 26 films to be considered for this year’s Academy Award.
Iran’s Leila Hatami among Best Actresses of 21st Century
A list by IndieWire has put the performance of Iranian actress Leila Hatami in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama ‘A Separation’ in its list of “The 25 Best Female Movie Performances of the 21st Century”.
‘Breath’ Great Choice to Represent Iran’s Cinema in World: Official
A former Iranian culture minister says the film ‘Breath’ directed by Narges Abyar is a good choice to represent Iran in the global arena, particularly the Academy Awards.
Iran Selects ‘Breath’ as Official Submission to Academy Awards
The Iranian drama ‘Breath’ (Nafas), directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar, has been selected as the country’s official submission to the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category.
Farhadi’s Oscars Boycott Best Reaction to Trump: MP
A number of senior Iranian lawmakers have lauded Asghar Farhadi for boycotting the Oscars ceremony and at the same time winning the prestigious Academy Award.
US State Dept. Removes Tweet in Praise of Iranian Oscar Winner
The US state department deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by prominent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi who had criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane”.
High-Ranking Iranian Officials Congratulate Farhadi on Academy Award
Several Iranian officials including First Vice-President, Foreign Minister, and Minister of Culture have offered their felicitation to Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi after his latest film The Salesman won Iran the second Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
London Mayor, US State Dept. Congratulate Farhadi on Oscar
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the US Department of State, in separate messages, congratulated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi on winning his second Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Iran’s ‘The Salesman’ Receives Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
The Salesman, the latest film by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, won Iran the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
‘The Salesman’ Deserves Academy Award: Jafar Panahi
Jafar Panahi, the renowned Iranian filmmaker and a member of the Academy, says Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” deserves to be awarded an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film regardless of who calls the shots in the US political arena.
“My Hat Is Off to Asghar Farhadi for Standing by His Principles”
Two prominent Iranian Americans Dr. Firouz Naderi and engineer Anousheh Ansari say they are honoured to represent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.
Iranian Filmmaker Addresses Anti-Trump Demonstrators in Beverly Hills
Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian filmmaker who has boycotted this year’s Oscars ceremony in protest at Trump’s visa ban, spoke via video message to the crowd gathered in Beverly Hills to voice their outrage over the US President’s policies.
First Female Space Tourist, NASA Executive to Represent Iran at Oscars
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has chosen two prominent Iranian Americans, engineer Anousheh Ansari, known as the first female space tourist, and Dr. Firouz Naderi, the former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA, to represent his film “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.
Iranian Filmmaker’s Empty Seat at Oscars Annual Luncheon
The absence of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars for Trump’s visa ban, was the focus of attention at the Academy Award’s annual luncheon.
Trump’s Actions Reminiscent of Hitler: Palme d’Or Winner
Shahab Hosseini, the leading actor of Asghar Farhadi’s latest film “The Salesman”, compared US President Trump with Hitler, and also recommended that Hollywood directors make a film about Nimrod, the ancient King who claimed to be the Lord, but was killed by a mosquito.
Iranian Filmmaker Boycotts Academy Awards after Trump’s Visa Ban
Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, whose latest drama “The Salesman” is nominated for an Academy Award for best Foreign Language film, said on Sunday that he would not attend the Oscars ceremony next month even if he were granted an exception to US President Trump’s visa ban that bars Iranian citizens from entering the US.
Academy Raps Trump’s “Troubling” Ban that May Bar Iranian Filmmaker from Attending Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a statement condemned the visa ban introduced by US President Donald Trump, which may prevent Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and his cast and crew from attending the 89th Academy Awards.
Iran’s Submission to Academy Awards among 9 Shortlisted Films
Asghar Farhadi’s latest film ‘The Salesman’, which is Iran’s official submission to Academy Awards, has been selected as one of the final nine nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Oscars.