Jada Pinkett Smith with husband Will Smith
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Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott Oscars

Film director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith have said they will not attend next month's Oscars ceremony because of the mostly white nominees.

Among those overlooked were the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton for best picture and Will Smith for best actor in NFL film Concussion.

His wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, said in a video message on Facebook that "begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power."

Peter Bowes reports.

  • 19 Jan 2016
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