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Full statement from foreign-language film winner Asghar Farhadi, who refused to go to the Oscars in protest
Los Angeles Times
It's a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. I would like to thank the members of the academy, my crew in Iran, my producer Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Cohen Media, Amazon and my fellow nominees in the foreign-film category.