Documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi arrives for the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, February 6, 2017.
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The divisive political climate in America hung over the Oscar nominees luncheon Monday as Academy Awards president Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the gathering with a call for tolerance and freedom of expression."Today we celebrate you, your work and your achievement, but each and every one of us knows that there are some empty chairs in this room, which has made Academy artists activists," Isaacs told some 160 Oscar nominees attending the annual affair in Beverly Hills.She was referring to artists expected to miss this year's Academy Awards as a result of President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority states from entering the United States.
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