"The Academy reflects the industry, reflects Hollywood, and the industry reflects America, reflects a series of challenges that we're having in our country at the moment," Will Smith said. "There's a regressive slide toward separatism, toward racial and religious disharmony, and that's not the Hollywood I want to leave behind"
Leonardo DiCaprio could mention Forrest Goodluck, the Native American actor who played his son in The Revenant in his feature film debut. And after his oversight at the Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone should have the good manners to make space in what seems like an inevitable Best Supporting Actor speech to praise Coogler and Jordan
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said that while it was important to acknowledge the work of the actors nominated for the awards being given out on February 28, she was "both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion"
Spike Lee said that he is boycotting the Oscars next month because for the second year in a row all the nominees in the actor categories are white in an Instagram post. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith also posted a video on Facebook saying that she too would not be attending the February 28