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January 19, 2016 12:24 AM Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting Oscars

News of the 2016 Oscar nominees sparked continued conversations about the lack of diversity. For the second year, #OscarsSoWhite became a trending hashtag as celebrities and others of different backgrounds expressed disappointment after a number of hopefuls were not nominated this year. No black actors from critically praised and box office successes 61

January 18, 2016 9:04 PM Watch Jacob Tremblay Celebrate His Critics' Choice Awards Win with an 'Uptown Funk' Dance Party

After taking home the best young actor/actress trophy at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, nine-year-old Tremblay celebrated his successful night with some seriously impressive dance moves. The Room star shared an Instagram video of himself busting a move to the tune of Bruno Mars' hit song "Uptown Funk" – complete with spins, pointing and even some air guitar 29

January 18, 2016 8:48 PM Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

FILE - In a Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Spike Lee attends the premiere of "Chi-Raq" at the Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York. Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of mostly white nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday, Jan. 17, 2016, that they will not attend this year’s 46

January 18, 2016 6:15 PM As U.S. marks MLK holiday, daughter says his dream not yet realized

ATLANTA The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of civil and racial equality has yet to be realized and can only bear fruit through continued struggle, his daughter said on Monday during the U.S. holiday commemorating the slain civil rights leader. Bernice King told a standing room-only crowd at Ebenezer Baptist, where her father had preached, that blacks 17

January 18, 2016 5:27 PM Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee Boycotting Oscars Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations: Watch Her Announcement

There will be two empty seats during the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that they will not be attending the 2016 Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. As previously reported, Pinkett Smith, 44, initially posted a series of tweets on Saturday to air her grievances 65

January 18, 2016 4:23 PM Jada Pinkett Smith debates boycotting the Oscars over only white actors being nominated

December 10, 2015. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith poses at the second annual Diamond Ball fundraising event in Santa Monica, California. (Reuters) For the second year in a row, the Academy has only nominated white actors and Jada Pinkett Smith is irked. "At the Oscars, people of color are always welcomed to give out awards, even entertain, but we are rarely 47

January 18, 2016 4:23 PM Jada Pinkett Smith, Don Cheadle react to #OscarsSoWhite

Outrage erupted online Thursday about the lack of diversity in this year's Academy Awards nominations, and stars are continuing to weigh in. Jada Pinkett Smith, whose husband, Will, missed out on a best actor nod for Concussion, took to Facebook Saturday to air her grievances — even mulling a potential boycott of the show itself. "At the Oscars ... people 67

January 18, 2016 4:23 PM Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith Are Refusing to Attend the Oscars After Non-White Actors Were Shut Out for Second Year in a Row

Both Lee, 58, and Pinkett Smith, 44, took to social media on Monday to announce that they will not be attending the 88th annual Academy Awards because of the #OscarSoWhite controversy. Lee penned a thoughtful message on Instagram in which he revealed that because of the lack on diversity for the second consecutive year, he and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, will not be attending 152

January 18, 2016 4:17 PM Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott this year's Oscars

#OscarsSoWhite that Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee will not be attending them, as the two announced via social media on Monday. Smith initially contemplated skipping the 88th annual Academy Awards after her husband, Will, failed to net a best actor nomination for his turn as Dr. Bennet Omalu in Concussion. The actress confirmed her intent to boycott 57

January 18, 2016 1:47 PM Spike Lee will boycott Academy Awards after #OscarsSoWhite

'We cannot support it,' wrote Lee, an honorary Oscar winner, while also pushing for more diversity in Hollywood executive offices Spike Lee was awarded an honorary Academy Award at last year’s Governors Awards, but the director will not attend the Oscars in February because of the lack of diversity among the nominees. Lee made the announcement on his Instagram 55