Like other awards shows since Donald Trump's election, the Oscars will likely have some high-profile political moments. But, the president and first lady will be hosting the Governors' Ball that night
The vote late Tuesday followed a tumultuous several months for the body that bestows the Oscars, with the all-white slate of acting nominees at the 2016 ceremony sparking outrage
Sharen K. Davis (costume designer), Roger Ross William (documentary), Laura Karpman, (music) and Kevin Collier (sound) are also part of the newly constituted board.
"I have never used the word boycott," Spike Lee said in an interview. He wrote an open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president and board of governors posted on Instagram decrying the "Lilly White" actors nominations for a second consecutive year, and said he and his wife would not attend
The honorees will receive the awards- which look just like the Oscars. They will be given out at the Academy Awards in February - at the Governors Awards in November