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David Oyelowo says Oscar voters prevented Selma from winning due to Eric Garner protest

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Cast of 'Selma' were accused of 'stirring s***' by wearing 'I can't breathe' t-shirts to film's premiere
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Ava DuVernay backs David Oyelowo's claims Academy snubbed Selma over Eric Garner protest

Ava DuVernay backs David Oyelowo's claims Academy snubbed Selma over Eric Garner protest

1 month ago   |   By Metro

David Oyelowo said the Academy wouldn't vote for Selma following this protest by the cast and director Ava DuVernay
Director Ava DuVernay has backed David Oyelowo's claims that Academy members said they wouldn't vote for civil rights film Selma, following the cast's support for Eric Garner.
Garner was a black man who died after he was placed in a chokehold in July 2014, months before Selma's release, by a white police officer in New York City.
Afterwards, the cast, as well as director DuVernay, showed support as they wore T-shirts bearing the slogan ‘I can't breathe'- words gasped by...
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Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo say Academy failed to support Selma after cast's Eric Garner protest

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Despite huge critical acclaim, Selma was nominated for just two Oscars with DuVernay omitted from the Best Director shortlist
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