Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:32:13 GMT | By IANS

Iran to boycott Oscars this year

Iran has decided not to send any film for the Oscars this year as a mark of protest against the recent anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' which has sparked violence throughout the Middle East, says an entertainment website.

Iran to boycott Oscars this year (© Reuters)

The country initially decided to send Reza Mirkarimi's 'A Cube of Sugar' as their entry for the Best Foreign-Language Film category at the Oscars this year but then decided to boycott the award ceremony, reports The Wrap, a US-based entertainment website.

The country, till now, has been nominated twice in the category, that started 65 years back, including last year's winner - 'A Separation'.

With the official deadline for foreign-language submissions October 1, more than 50 countries have announced their selections for this year's Oscars.

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