Just a few seconds after Shirley MacLaine announced the Oscar winner for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, The Salesman from Iran, Cinema Without Borders posted the video of this announcement in its Facebook page.
To this moment, this post has received over a million people, 1,015,625, and this number is going up every second that passes by. The video has been watched over 243,000 times and 3612 people have shared the video, the post has over 3600 likes and more than 300 comments.
Since the Oscar nomination announcement of Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, it has been the center of a controversy as many believed there had been political motivations behind such selection and winning the Oscar even heated this discussion more. At Cinema Without Borders we will try to speak to a few experts of the field to clarify this matter for our readers.