The Czech-born filmmaker's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "Amadeus" (1984) earned him a deluge of Academy Awards.
These six films, as good as any of the top nominees, represent the politics and prejudices of Academy voters.
The filmmaker [pictured] won the nomination for "Strong Island," the tragic tale of the shooting death of his older brother.
The "Moonlight" actor is the first Muslim to win an Oscar since the Academy Awards began in 1929. This comes just as Muslims are being "othered" by the president's cronies.
The president's ongoing feud with the media was on display as stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration's first month. (Pictured, Viola Davis.)
Contemporary actors, including a few at Sunday's Academy Awards, might catch heat for mixing politics with gold statuettes, but politics are in Oscar’s DNA.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is back in the awards mix.