Obama talks about the situation on racial diversity in the Oscars and thinks everyone should get a fair chance.
Obama has finally spoken out on the diversity issue in the Oscars nominations this year. For a second consecutive year, the Oscars nomination have all white actors nominated in all its acting categories.
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This has caused dismay and outrage among the actors from different diversities including the Pinkett-Smiths, Spike Lee and other actors who are calling for a boycott of the Oscars this year.
Other actors have also commented on the lack of diversity and the voting practices and members of Academy of Motion Pictures and Science has been heavily criticized in America and abroad.
The Academy has taken crucial step to avoid the present situation in the future by reviewing its members, adding more members from different races and also ensuring that the women will have 40 percent representation in the voting seats by 2020.
In an interview on Wednesday, President Barrack Obama was also asked about the lack of diversity in the Oscars. President Obama said that the present issue was just a voice that is debating a broader issue in the country.
California is a land of diversity and Hollywood should represent the talent and diversity to make good art. The art he said should express the diversity and the talent and include everyone in the big American family.
The Academy has to ensure that every actors, actress and movie related personnel gets a fair chance at the Oscars. He said that Hollywood like any other industry supporting art should cater for the diversity and talent that is present in our great land.
Hilary Clinton also weighed in her opinion about the Oscars diversity issue saying that she was very glad with the steps that the Academy has put in place to bring reforms to the voting system.
According to EW, she said that she hoped that the Academy could implement those changes successfully and such issues are never raised again.