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Is everybody getting a fair shot, Barack Obama asks about Oscars

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Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama has joined the outrage over two straight years of all-white acting nominees for the Academy Awards. He says the Oscar debate is an expression of a broader issue.

“Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?” Obama posed to media persons here on Wednesday, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Obama says the film industry should do what others should do as well: “Look for talent and provide opportunity to everybody.”

The 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28 here. Some are calling for boycotts because no acting nominees were black.

IANS

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