ABC will present the LIVE broadcast of The 88th ACADEMY AWARDS on Sunday, February 28, 2016, and; 2016 is the second consecutive year that there are NO PEOPLE Of COLOR that are nominated for any of the four acting categories!!!
The fact that this is the second consecutive occurrence means that 0-out-of-40 OSCAR NOMINEES have been BLACK/PEOPLE Of COLOR for 2015 and 2016.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL and JADA PINKETT SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. SPIKE and TONYA LEWIS LEE, and several other celebrities have already announced that they WILL NOT ATTEND Or VIEW the ceremony.
Well; our President BARACK OBAMA has weighed in on this travesty.
CNN reports that President OBAMA spoke with KABC 7 WASHINGTON Reporter DAVID ONO.
POTUS #44 said;
"As a whole, the industry should do what every other industry should do, which is to look for talent and provide opportunity to everybody. And I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue of are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot? And I think that when everybody's story is told, then that makes for better art; it makes for better entertainment; it makes everybody feel part of one American family,"