What Happened to ‘Birth of a Nation’ and 4 Other Questions from the 2017 Oscars

Casey Affleck Is an Oscar Winner, While “The Birth of a Nation” Was Completely Shut Out

Despite 2010 sexual harassment allegations bubbling up ahead of awards season, “Manchester by the Sea” actor Casey Affleck was nominated for and won the Best Actor Oscar Sunday, Feb. 26. Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” was shut out of the Oscar race due to his resurfaced 1999 rape case and viewers of the 89th annual ceremony took notice on Twitter.

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