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African-American director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Monday they will boycott next month's Academy Awards ceremony because black actors had been shut out of the Oscar nominations.
The Oscar acting nominees announced on Thursday lacked black performers for the second year in a row. The lack of African American nominees led to the revival of the Twitter feed #OscarsSoWhite http://www.officialdevilsproshop.com/Devils-Brian-Gibbons-Adidas-Jersey/ , which had emerged in 2015.
Lee, the director of such films as Do the Right Thing and 2015's Chi-Raq, said he was coinciding his boycott announcement with the national holiday commemorating slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.