Critics point to studios for lack of diversity among Academy Award nominees

January 21, 2016 11:00 AM

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The absence of nonwhite acting Oscar nominees for a second straight year has led many to criticize the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its lack of diversity. But a growing chorus of movie business figures are instead pointing the finger at another culprit: the executive ranks of the major film studios.

Spike Lee, the provocateur director-producer, weighed in on Wednesday. In an interview on "Good Morning America," he said the real problem is with the people who decide which movies get made and released.

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