Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott Oscars
The biggest losers in American on Thursday, January 14, 2016 were not the millions of Americans who lost when playing the historic 1.6 Billion Powerball but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) for not nominating a single Black Director, Black Actor/Actress for the 20 slots up for grabs.
Like last year (2014) the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences excluded the fine performances of blacks for Oscars nominations.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first black President of the Academy said in a 2014 interview with NPR her goal is diversity, realizing that the Academy’s membership reflects the monochromatic film industry.
“It is still primarily white male, which will make sense for all the years that the Academy has been in existence,” she says. “And there is not a cut-off. It’s not like you get to be a certain age and you’re no longer a member. We…
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