Oscars organisers have mentioned it’s “extraordinarily troubling” that the makers of an Iranian movie nominated for an Academy Award could also be barred from getting into 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 yr’s Academy Awards happen on 26 February, throughout the 90-day order banning Iranian nationals from the US.
An Academy spokeswoman mentioned: “As supporters of film-makers – and the human rights of all folks – across the globe, we discover it extraordinarily troubling that Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Oscar-winning movie from Iran A Separation, together with the forged and crew of this yr’s Oscar-nominated movie The Salesman, may very well be barred from getting into the nation due to their faith or nation of origin.”
The Academy mentioned it celebrates film-making “which seeks to transcend borders and communicate to audiences world wide, no matter nationwide, ethnic, or non secular variations”.
In an govt order signed on Friday, Mr Trump indefinitely blocked refugees fleeing Syria from getting into America, and put a three-month ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
He mentioned the purpose was to allow “excessive vetting” and to “hold radical Islamic terrorists out”.
The Salesman tells the story of a pair whose relationship begins to disintegrate throughout their efficiency of Arthur Miller’s Dying of a Salesman.
Alidoosti, who’s one in every of Iran’s main actresses, tweeted on Thursday: “Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist. Whether or not this may embody a cultural occasion or not, I will not attend the Academy Awards 2017 in protest.”
Movie-maker Michael Moore, a long-standing critic of Mr Trump, wrote on Twitter: “To our Muslim neighbours on this planet: I and tens of tens of millions of others are so very sorry. Nearly all of Individuals didn’t vote for this man.”
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President Trump has confronted common opposition from Hollywood luminaries. Earlier this month, he was lambasted by three-times Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep in a speech on the Golden Globes.
Whereas choosing up a lifetime achievement award, Streep condemned Mr Trump for mocking a disabled reporter, and mentioned: “When the highly effective use their place to bully others, all of us lose”.
The president responded: “She is a Hillary [Clinton] flunky who misplaced massive.”