‘Icarus,’ an exposé of Russian athlete doping, brings Netflix its first feature film Oscar

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‘Icarus,’ an exposé of Russian athlete doping, brings Netflix its first feature film Oscar

At 89, Varda — with a filmmaking career that stretches back some 60 years — became the oldest Oscar nominee ever. She also became the first female director to be given an honorary Oscar when she received a statue at the Governors Awards in November. Varda and JR had become fixtures of awards season, with their playful dynamic lighting up many events. When Varda could not attend, such as at the academy’s nominees luncheon, JR would carry a life-size cardboard cutout of his diminutive filmmaking partner.

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