Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock Slam 2016 Oscars for Lack of …

Although she’s not in any of the nominated movies, cares a lot about this year’s . The actress, like a lot of people, noticed that for the second time in a row, there’s a lack of diversity in the selections which were announced on Thursday, January 14. “At the Oscars…people of color are always welcomed to give out awards…even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments,” she wrote on Facebook and Twitter pages. “Should people of color refrain from participating all together? People can only treat us in the way in which we allow.

With much respect in the midst of deep disappointment, J.” Smith’s husband is left out of the race for his role in “”. Other praised but forgotten roles are in “”, and in “”, in “”, in “”, and Jason Mitchell in “”. , who is hosting the show, also bashed the Academy for not recognizing the colored people’s talents. The 50-year-old actor and comedian posted a video on Twitter on Friday, captioning it, “The #Oscars.

The White BET Awards.” Rev.

Al Sharpton also chimed in, “Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher up you get the whiter it gets and this year’s Academy Awards will be yet another Rocky Mountain Oscars.

Yet again, deserving Black actors and directors were ignored by the Academy – which reinforces the fact that there are few if any Blacks with real power in Hollywood.” AceShowbiz.com