The Netflix film 'The White Helmets,' about Syria's volunteer rescue group, won the Oscar for best short documentary. TRT World chats with 23-year-old filmmaker Fadi Khateib about what it means for Syria, and the challenges of filming in a war zone.
Confusion reigned after Warren Beatty read out 'La La Land' for best picture before realising he had the wrong card. 'Moonlight' capped an evening in which colour returned to the Academy's big night.
Tehran-based director Asghar Farhadi's film won best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars. Farhadi and his crew boycotted the Hollywood event to protest US President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.
In 2015, April Reign started the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in protest over the white-only Oscar nominations. On the eve of the 2017 Oscars, TRT World caught up with her about the transformation the campaign helped bring about.
Invite new members from different ethnic backgrounds to academy's voting board after facing outcry over lack of diversity.
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