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Oscars so scandalous: leading movies hit with backlash

LOS ANGELES: For some, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a movie about an angry mother seeking justice. But others cannot get past its racist cop, who they feel is unfairly redeemed. Recent years have seen the Oscars attacked for under-representing women or people of color, this year’s contenders have been plagued by backlash and scandals ranging from accusations of plagiarism, sexual misconduct, and criticism from African-American community. “Every main contender seems to have a knock on it,” said Dave…