Oscars chiefs dismayed by US entry ban

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 13:50

Oscars organisers have said it is "extremely troubling" that the makers of an Iranian film nominated for an Academy Award may be barred from entering the US.

The Salesman, from director Asghar Farhadi, is nominated for best foreign-language film.

Lead actress Taraneh Alidoosti has said she will boycott the ceremony.

This year's Academy Awards take place on 26 February, during the 90-day order banning Iranian nationals from the US.