Will Smith will join his wife Jada Pinkett in boycotting the Oscars 2016 along with the Afro-American director Spike Lee as there is not a single actor from the Black community nominated for the Oscars for the second year in a row.
Top Hollywood names including George Clooney, Whoopi Goldberg have welcomed Will Smith’s decision to boycott the Oscars 2016.With Clooney openly admitting that Oscars is moving in the wrong direction.
Will Smith has been active in the Hollywood for more than 30 years with many suggesting that he has more disturbing insider information on the background of the Academy Awards selection team while the majority of the the Black community stands behind Will’s decision.
A deeper look into the 6000 male dominated Academy Awards selection team reveals some startling information which justifies Will Smith’s action. More than 94% of Academy Awards selection team are white men in their late 50s, with less than 5% from the minority community including women and Afro-Americans.
Smith and Clooney want dramatic changes to be made to the Academy Awards selection team while a handful of other Afro-American celebrities have slammed Will Smith’s decision to boycott Oscars 2016, suggesting him to create a commotion at the Oscars 2016 or make a ‘ín your face’ speech like Eddie Murphy did in 1986.