Asghar Farhadi, the brilliant writer/director of About Elly, The Past, and the Oscar- winning A Separation, will not be able to attend this year’s Academy Award ceremony, where his The Salesman is
nominated for Best Foreign Film. It’s not because of a scheduling
conflict; it’s because he is from Iran, and our president is an asshole.
(via Asghar Farhadi Can’t (and Won’t) Attend This Year’s Oscars, Because Trump – Flavorwire)