terça-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2016

Oscars 2016: Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith boycott ceremony "white"

Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith (pictured above with her husband) revealed by social networks intend to boycott this year's ceremony of delivery of the Oscars. The 58-year-old Director and the actress of 44 are against the absence for the second consecutive year of African-American actors in the nominations for the figurines of the categories of interpretation of the Academy of Hollywood and took advantage of the national day celebration of Martin Luther King to announce the protest.

Spike Lee & Jada Pinkett Smith are skipping the Oscars because of #OscarSoWhite controversy https://t.co/sLQjv1z89m pic.twitter.com/KEcqqPYuj7

Will Smith's wife published a video on Facebook (below), beginning by pointing out the exact anniversary of the foi led activist for the rights of African Americans in the United States. "I can't avoid the question: is it not time for people of color to recognize the great power and influence we have accumulated to no longer have to ask to be invited?" he asked Jada Pinkett Smith, reinforcing: "we came, we, a new time and place where we admit no longer terms the need to beg for the love, recognition or respect for any group?"

We must stand in our power.

Winner of an honorary Oscar in 2015, Spike Lee chose the Instagram to also evoke the memory of Martin Luther King and express your objection (in footer): "How is it possible for the second year in a row every 20 candidates in the categories of actor are white? And let's not even in the other categories. 40 white actors in two years and without any taste. We can't act? WTF! ! "

The Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 28. Brad Pitt and Brie Larson are the big favorites to the best actor and actress statuettes, but there may be surprises. Only certainty: it will not be an African-American to win.

#OscarsSoWhite… Again. I Would Like To Thank President Cheryl Boone Isaacs And The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences For Awarding Me an Honorary Oscar This Past November. I Am Most Appreciative. However My Wife, Mrs. Tonya Lewis Lee And I Will Not Be Attending The Oscar Ceremony This Coming February. We Cannot Support It And Mean No Disrespect To My Friends, Host Chris Rock and Producer Reggie Hudlin, President Isaacs And The Academy. But, How Is It Possible For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White? And Let’s Not Even Get Into The Other Branches. 40 White Actors In 2 Years And No Flava At All. We Can’t Act?! WTF!! It’s No Coincidence I’m Writing This As We Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday. Dr. King Said “There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But He Must Take It Because Conscience Tells Him It’s Right”. For Too Many Years When The Oscars Nominations Are Revealed, My Office Phone Rings Off The Hook With The Media Asking Me My Opinion About The Lack Of African-Americans And This Year Was No Different. For Once, (Maybe) I Would Like The Media To Ask All The White Nominees And Studio Heads How They Feel About Another All White Ballot. If Someone Has Addressed This And I Missed It Then I Stand Mistaken. As I See It, The Academy Awards Is Not Where The “Real” Battle Is. It’s In The Executive Office Of The Hollywood Studios And TV And Cable Networks. This Is Where The Gate Keepers Decide What Gets Made And What Gets Jettisoned To “Turnaround” Or Scrap Heap. This Is What’s Important. The Gate Keepers. Those With “The Green Light” Vote. As The Great Actor Leslie Odom Jr. Sings And Dances In The Game Changing Broadway Musical HAMILTON, “I WANNA BE IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS”. People, The Truth Is We Ain’t In Those Rooms And Until Minorities Are, The Oscar Nominees Will Remain Lilly White. (Cont’d)

A photo posted by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Jan 18, 2016 at 5:03am PST

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