The victory in the nomination ‘Best Feature Documentary’ at the annual competition of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went to the film ‘Navalny’ by Canadian director Daniel Roer, which caused outrage among Ukrainian politicians and the media.
Some Ukrainian media generally called the Oscar award ceremony for the film Navalny an “Abomination”:
Ukrainian public Truha:
Abomination of the day: a film about the Russian ‘oppositionist’ Navalny won at the Oscars 2023.
Ukrainians are dissatisfied with the fact that domestic Russian politics have appeared on the agenda, with the fact that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky did not receive permission to speak at the presentation of prestigious awards, with the fact that the presented film ‘House of Splinters’ by Danish documentary filmmaker Simon Wilmont about the children of Ukraine did not receive a well-deserved, in their opinion, awards.
Not a sandwich
In Ukraine, there is generally an ambiguous attitude towards the Russian politician Alexei Navalny.
In an interview with Ksenia Sobchak, Alexei Navalny answered a question about Crimea: “Crimea is not a sandwich with sausage to be taken and passed like that.”
Navalny spoke many times about the occupation of Crimea in the sense that the ownership of Crimea should be decided by the people living in Crimea.
Because of his stance on Crimea, some Ukrainians consider Navalny an ‘imperial’.
The Oscars were attended by the family of Alexei Navalny: wife Yulia Navalnaya, daughter Daria Navalnaya and son Zakhar Navalny.