Entertainment Jamie Foxx Tells Black Actors to #actbetter

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  1. Alienroll

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    http://www.theguardian.com/film/201...s-to-act-better-oscars-so-white-diversity-row

    Jamie Foxx has reportedly told fellow actors of colour threatening a boycott of the Oscars over its all-white nominees to #actbetter if they want to win the top prize.

    Appearing at the American black film festival awards on Sunday, the Oscar-winner joked that he and Denzel Washington were unimpressed with complaints over the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ failure to nominate a single actor of colour for the second year in a row.

    “All these Oscar talks, I don’t even trip about that,” said Foxx, according to US Weekly. “I mean, what’s the big deal? I was sitting at home with my Oscar, like ‘What’s all the hubbub?’”

    According to Page Six, Fox added: “Me and Denzel were like, ‘Hashtag what’s the big deal? Hashtag act better.’”

    Foxx cited the attitude of Sidney Poitier, who became the first black winner of the best actor Oscar in 1964 for his turn in Lilies of the Field. “I was with Sidney Poitier just a couple weeks ago, and in 1963 all he asked for was an opportunity to act,” Foxx said. “That’s all we have to do: opportunity. If you turn the camera on and say, ‘OK … win an award … and action,’ we’ll all have taken 10 steps back. It’s all about the art. Who cares about anything else?”

    According to Page Six, Foxx also poked fun at Will Smith’s cod-Nigerian accent in Concussion. Smith has denied that the joint decision with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott the Oscars over diversity has anything to do with his failure to pick up a best actor nomination for his turn as forensic pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu in Peter Landesman’s film.

    The 2016 Oscars ceremony will take place at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles this Sunday, 28 February. Spike Lee, Tyrese Gibson and Michael Moore are among other notable figures who have called for a boycott or signalled that they will not be attending over diversity.
     
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    What a novel concept.

    Why try to do better when its so much easier to scream and protest to lower the bar?
     
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    #blackActsMatter
     
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    I guess I'm confused.

    Are any white actors gonne be nominated at the American Black Film Festival Awards?
     
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    Am I agreeing with Jamie Foxx?

    wtf
     
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    Honestly one of he bigger oversights this year was Idris Elba in 'Beasts Of No Nation' and that was purely because it was a Netflix release which hardly anyone is talking about.
     
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    All the nog centric films were bad this year.
     
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    Yeah, the kid was great, too!
     
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    I would support giving stringer bell an oscar
     
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    He was terrific in that
     
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    Haven't seen straight outta Compton but how is that not as good or better than the Revenant which is going to win 10 academy awards on Sunday? 2 hours of Leo Dicraprio walking in the snow -- oh and it completely changed the story from the book in ways that were meh.

    This was really a horrible year for movies. Even Star Wars was okay -- I wasn't really blown away.
     
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    Give every body an award case solved Just like give ever kid a trophy
     
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    The book was great until the end. Granted it was based on factual events but a revenge story ending like that was a total let down. 'Straight Out Of Compton' was good but not up there in terms of the other nominees IMO. Deserved more nominations than it received but not nearly on par with something like 'The Revenant' which also didn't kill someone on set.
     
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    This is awesome!!!
     
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    Dumb movie about dumb guys.
     
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    Um excuse me, the greatest movie ever made came out


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    Yeah but Hollywood rewards blacks for acting dumb. Its like they think they arent capable of anything else.

    Look at Snoop Dog. Hes everywhere in commercials and tv and the guy is as dumb and crass as it gets.

    Then lets take a guy like Ice Cube who made a living saying "fuck", 'n**a". "bitch" over and over and reward him by sticking him in kids movies. Fucking terrible.

    Then you have rapist scumbag Bill Cosby getting rewarded with riches. The list goes on.
     
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    Haven't seen it. Where do u see it fitting in? Best picture? What was it better than? Pretty stiff competition. Revenent was awesome, room was fantastic...