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Friday 22 Jan 2016
Will Smith and Spike Lee may be shunning the Oscars party next month but while the absence from the contest of actors of color for a second year has sparked hand-wringing in Hollywood, few other celebrities plan to follow their lead.A week after...
Will Smith on Thursday joined director Spike Lee and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith in not attending the 2016 Oscar ceremony in February in protest over the absence of nominated actors of color, while nominee Mark Ruffalo said he will attend the show...
Thursday 21 Jan 2016
Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role as Dionne in 'Clueless', has suggested cancelling Black History Month and Black Entertainment Television in response to the Oscars So White issue.
90s African American actress and Fox News correspondent, Stacey Dash, faces media backlash after suggesting a controversial solution to the lack of racial diversity in this year's Oscar acting nominees.Her solution? Cancel Black History Month and...
Wednesday 20 Jan 2016
The rapper is the latest celebrity to blast the all-white Oscars.
Rapper Snoop Dogg has resorted to social media to voice his outrage over the lack of diversity in 2016's Oscar nominations, which failed to recognise any actors of colour."Somebody was actually like am I gonna watch the motherf--ing Oscars. F-- no...
"I don't think it's a problem of who you're picking as much as it is: How many options are available to minorities in film, particularly in quality films?," says the Oscar winning actor/producer.
Last week, for the second consecutive year, the Oscars nominated 20 white actors as the best performances of the year, a decision that generated widespread controversy. Twitter erupted in a #Oscarssowhite hashtag, and the New York Times asked if...
Tuesday 19 Jan 2016
Following days of backlash after the Academy unveiled an all-white roster of acting nominees for the 2016 Oscars, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday night addressing the controversy."I’d like to acknowledge the...
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African-American director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Monday they will boycott next month's Academy Awards ceremony because black actors had been shut out of the Oscar nominations.The Oscar acting nominees announced on...
While Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith have called for an Oscar boycott, John Singleton, who became the first African-American nominated for the best director Academy Award for his 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, doesn't have a problem with this year's...