Will Smith Joins Oscar Boycott, Cites "Regressive Slide Towards Separatism"

Will Smith Joins Oscar Boycott, Cites "Regressive Slide Towards Separatism"

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Will Smith announced on Thursday morning that he is absolutely part of Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott of this year's Academy Awards. “For me, at its best, Hollywood represents and then creates the imagery for that beauty," two-time Oscar nominee Smith told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. "When I look at the series of nominations of the Academy, it's not reflecting that beauty.” 

This year zero actors of color are represented in the 20 slots for performance recognition. Straight Outta Compton, made by a black director and starring black actors in the leads, was nominated only for its screenplay, penned by two white writers. It's a similar situation for Creed, a film that repositions the Rocky storyline for a young black man, as directed by a young black man, only to be nominated once, for Sylvester Stallone's performance as a character we've seen in six prior movies.

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