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Jada Pinkett-Smith Responds to This Year's Oscar Nominations After Boycotting 2016 Ceremony

Jada Pinkett-Smith Responds to This Year's Oscar Nominations After Boycotting 2016 Ceremony

Jada Pinkett-Smith is responding to this year’s 2017 Oscar nominations after she boycotted last year’s ceremony over the lack of diversity.

“I feel really fantastic. It’s a beautiful thing to see,” Jada told Variety about the diversity this year. “We had a lot of exceptional films this year. I’m glad to see that projects like ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences,’ and ‘Moonlight’ are getting recognition. I’m very proud this morning.”

“Because of the state that our country is in, as artists it’s so important we use our platform to help shine light on how we want to be identified as a country,” Smith said. “I look at this as a beautiful step towards that. Just our participation as artists in this time of how we want to represent our country, what is the messaging we want the world to see. As artists we have strong voices. We create strong imagery in regards to the identity of our country. It’s important that we take responsibility for that,” Jada added.

If you missed it, this year’s Best Supporting Actress category also made history for nominating these three stars.

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  • benfbeckmaN

    Maybe last year they didn’t think a person of color was worthy of the award, not because of their skin color but because they thought other performances were better. Now it’s ok? Let’s award people for their acting and not to have diversity among the nominated. Also, what about Asians?

  • summer

    Exactly you took the words right out of my mouth. Black people just weren’t in a lot of outstanding movies last year. You have to earn an award like an oscar, it’s not a free pass just because of your skin color.

  • janiedoeie

    To be fair though, some were objecting to not being offered the big roles because of their skin color.

  • NerdyBirdy

    I hope she realizes they’re just kissing ass now

    If you suck as an actor; no matter what age, sex or ethnicity, you’re not getting nominated PERIOD

  • Bill Bradley

    Go away you hypocrite, and put your stupid self important son in military school that kid is self servicing spoiled jerk.

  • Bill Bradley

    Well she sure sucks as an actress.

  • Jenny from the flop

    Shut up jada. Nobody is asking for your approval

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