Actor Adil Hussain tweeted the news on Friday and also shared a copy of the letter from Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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
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"