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    Only Transgender Nominee Is Boycotting Oscars Ceremony

    “I will not be lulled into submission,” says Anohni, only the second transgender person ever nominated for an Oscar — the first was Angela Morley, a composer who got two nods in the 1970s. Anohni is up for Best Original Song for “Manta Ray,” featured in the documentary Racing Extinction. But her number was cut from the telecast performance, and while she says she doesn’t think it’s specifically about her being transgender, she’s decrying the Academy’s lack of support for LGBT performers — and says she’ll be skipping Sunday’s awards.

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