Jada Pinkett Smith CALLS For Oscar Boycott; Will Smith wife is tired of black actors being overlooked in Hollywood so Jada is SOUNDING OFF on the Academy Awards!!!
CelebNMusic247.com is NOT happy with this years Oscars nominations and now Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee are trying to get all black celebrities to boycott the Academy Awards….
Did you hear, Jada Pinkett Smith CALLS For Oscar Boycott?
Let’s be honest, this has been going on for years. Hollywood loves to self segregate themselves when it comes to white, black, Hispanic and Asian films. Over the years Black Hollywood has self segregated themselves from Hollywood. Hence the birth of Atlanta being Black Hollywood. If you’ve been paying attention most black based films use Atlanta as their backdrop, like Ride Along 2. Tyler Perry has a TP Studios in the A, VH1, MTV and many more networks who make black based television series also use Atlanta as well. We think it’s a beautiful thing for the community and for Atlanta.
But does segregation help the black community prosper and thrive when it comes to award season?
This year it was utterly insulting when Ryan Coogler was over-looked for Creed, F Gary Gray overlooked for Straight Outta Compton, as well as Idris Elba and Will Smith for Concussion.
This is NOT the college system where schools are obligated to give black students scholarships. This is the real world and it’s NOT about color, it should be about talent, not politics!
The MOST insulting snub this year was Sylvester Stallone getting nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Creed, which we support, but what makes it wrong is that Creed director and creator Ryan Coogler was overlooked. It’s a bit obvious that it was because he is black.
Here is why!
Did you know that the Academy Awards demographics are made up of 94% caucasian, of which 77% of the votes come from Men. Now here is why blacks and Latinos are always overlooked. Only 3% of the Academy is Black, another 2% Latino and .5% Asian, Native combined.
It gets worse, out of that 94% caucasian voters are over 63 and only 14% is under 50-years-of-age. The population of movie goers is under 50 years old and are the ones who are watching the movies at the theater. Most of the Academy’s voters, who are over 63 years of age are NOT watching the popular films and are NOT holding onto prejudice viewpoints.
It comes from a recent Los Angeles Times survey of the 6,028 Academy Award voters, which also found that the population is 76 percent men with an average age of 63.
This is why The Academy Awards continue to leave out Black actors, directors, producers, stylist, set designers and more. The black Hollywood snub has ignited a backlash and of course Will Smith’s wife is sounding off on Oscars calling for a boycott.
Invoking the Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy on his birthday, two prominent African-Americans announced Monday that they will boycott this year’s Academy Awards over a lack of diversity among nominees.
Filmmaker Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith posted separate messages Monday saying they would not be attending the February 28 ceremony. The Oscars have drawn criticism after an all-white slate of major nominees was announced Thursday for the second year in a row.
Jada posted this video, titled “We must stand in our Power”:
We understand her point of view, but should the black community continue to self segregate?
Should Black Hollywood come up with their own Academy Awards?
What is an Award?
In Hollywood, it’s everything. Winning an Oscar helps a career’s longevity, increases income and makes an actor/actress sought out for and in high demand.
With that said, maybe it’s time for the power players in Hollywood, who are black to stand up and create an Oscar Award show for Black Hollywood. Take for instance The King Awards. It’s a thought that CelebNMusic247.com has come up with, so no stealing!