Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to Boycott Oscars Over Lack of Diversity

Spike-Lee“The outcry over the nomination of 20 white actors, and no black ones, for the coming Academy Awards gained momentum on Monday — Martin Luther King’s Birthday — as the director Spike Lee and the actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced that they wouldn’t be attending the ceremony on Feb. 28.

In an Instagram post, Mr. Lee, who accepted an honorary Oscar in November and received no nominations for his latest film, “Chiraq,” asked how it was possible that there were no nominations of black actors for the second year running.”

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