Native American actor to get Oscar, a first, at honorary awards

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A Native American actor will receive an Oscar for the first time, organizers said Monday, as the Academy published a list of honorary prizes following years of controversy over the awards’ diversity.

Wes Studi, who is best known for his roles in “Dances with Wolves” and “The Last of the Mohicans” — is one of three industry veterans who will receive honorary prizes at the glitzy Governors Awards ceremony on October 27, along with filmmakers David Lynch and Lina Wertmuller. (read more)

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