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Calls for Boycott of Oscars Grow Over Lack of Diversity of Nominees

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' second straight year of mostly white nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend this year's ceremony. In a lengthy Instagram post, Lee said he “cannot support'' the “lily white'' Oscars. Noting that he was writing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lee said in November that he was fed up: “Forty white actors in two...

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