The Academy said Inarritu's six-minute "Carne y Arena" (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) is "a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling."
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Acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will be awarded a special Oscar for his virtual reality installation that focuses on the plight of migrants.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that Inarritu will receive the golden statuette for his six-minute immersive experience "Carne y Arena" (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), describing it as "a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling". The filmmaker won back-to-back Oscars for "Birdman" in 2015 and "The Revenant" in 2016 .
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