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Ava DuVernay Recalls Oscar Voters Disapproved Eric Garner Tribute

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Ava DuVernay Recalls Oscar Voters Disapproved Eric Garner Tribute

Ava DuVernay Recalls Oscar Voters Disapproved Eric Garner Tribute

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo recently recalled a time when members from the Oscars' governing body threatened not to vote for their film Selma after the cast wore "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts to the premiere as an homage to Eric Garner, a victim of police brutality.

In an interview, Oyelowo said members of the Academy complained to their studio and producers, and DuVernay confirmed the events with a tweet.

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