Oscar body distances itself from UK controversy on child murder film

FILE PHOTO: A prayer and a red rose for murdered two-year-old toddler James Bulger, who appears in a picture among the floral tributes, are placed at the site of his murder in Liverpool, western England, February 20, 1993. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The body that hands out the Oscars on Friday sought to distance itself from a furor over the Academy Award nomination of a film about two boys who murdered a British toddler in 1993. “Detainment,” a 30-minute film about the death of two-year-old James Bulger, made headlines in Britain after it […]

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