"Gracias a la Academia," the Mexican-born Mr. Inarritu said as he opened his acceptance speech, the third straight year in which the best director was from that country and started his career there.
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"I'm not trying to make them victims or saints," he said. "I'm just trying to integrate them into a dialogue, show that they're human beings with virtues and flaws, with their needs as parents and children."
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