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what's your opinion of those actors boycotting the Oscars?

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AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 6 years ago -

please keep it civil! do you think these actors have a point, or do you think it's over the top? My opinion? I think most people who make up the Academy are liberal, so I don't agree that there's anything racist about the voting. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 6 years ago -

They won't be missed. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 6 years ago -

yeah- I don't think voting should be based on anything other than the talent of the actor/director, etc- and the people voting should only vote that way, regardless of their own race- 

Dorothy Parker --- 6 years ago -

So, the only people I can find via google search who are boycotting the Oscars:

Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith
Spike Lee
Michael Moore
Al Sharpton
Snoop Dog
Mark Ruffalo (who now says he's going)
Tyrese Gibson

Am I missing anyone? 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 6 years ago -

There were no Japanese Americans nominated either. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 6 years ago -

if those are the only ones, then I think it shows that most people are reasonable- 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 6 years ago -

the pres. of the Academy (a black woman) has come out and said they held an emergency meeting, and already made changes for more diversity in the members-they're afraid of the backlash- 

MiaBella Farm --- 6 years ago -

Don't care, don't watch it... 

sheddy --- 6 years ago -

If they change things and I was black, I would always wonder if I really deserved the award or was it just a token to appease a minority. It is an award for outstanding acting. There are movies I want to watch, because of the actor in them. I want to see them regardless of their color, I watch because of their talent. 

mutton --- 6 years ago -

I have not seen most of the movies so am unable to say? 

Pixtor --- 6 years ago -

If they change things and I was black, I would always wonder if I really deserved the award or was it just a token to appease a minority. It is an award for outstanding acting. There are movies I want to watch, because of the actor in them. I want to see them regardless of their color, I watch because of their talent.

I think this pretty well sums it up ... 

a4947438uu --- 6 years ago -

who really cares - your not going - your not getting a goody bag. 

them --- 6 years ago -

0 

Butterbean --- 6 years ago -

That looks like a gray area to me. 

FANCY PANTS --- 6 years ago -

what's your opinion of those actors boycotting the Oscars?

Who cares! I won't miss any of them. 

mutton --- 6 years ago -

Does anyone here watch them besides Miss TMZ? Have not watched one since maybe 80s. 

Gigix4 --- 6 years ago -

Have not watched one since maybe 80s.

Me either! Just not my kinda' "entertainment". 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 6 years ago -

I think its a case of a small truth drowned out by bigger truths. The President of the Academy is a BLACK WOMAN. Double quota buster. :)

And how can the Academy be truly racist and have a black woman running the thing? there must be some prejudice in the whole thing bc life in general is like that. But as Tat said, theyre very liberal out there. If anyone is open minded to different ethnicities and sexualities and creative types who dont conform, they're IT.

On the other hand Jada Smith Is probably mad bc Will Smith didnt get nominated. And hes good, really good imo. I didnt see this film but what she may not be taking into consideration is movies off the beaten path (his is about concussion issues is sports injuries) tend to not get noticed as much. The Academy tends to be more interested in some roles and films than others. In the end, they're just people and this is nothing more than an opinion based highly subjective area. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 6 years ago -

I did a little investigation and the Academy is comprised of over 7,000 members who get invited and then submit their credentials which must meet a minimum requirement set by the Board of Governors. They are everyone from costume designers to actors to executives. Thats a pretty broad scope of peeps and i didnt know there were so many! 

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