How Politics, Current Events Can Influence Oscars

February 10, 2017 11:55 AM
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The 89th Academy Awards are upon us and, as every year, fans, critics and Hollywood insiders are divided over which nominees should go home with the coveted award. Although the idea is that films are judged on their artistic merit, there are also political considerations that can determine the winner. VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.