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Oscars boycott 2016: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee and more celebrities who won't attend

High-profile stars will be notably absent from this year's Academy Awards over a lack of racial diversity among the nominees.

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and more celebrities were quick to announce that they would boycott the Feb. 28 show after learning that the nominees for best actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress are all white.

This is the second year in a row that all 20 nominees in the four categories have failed to acknowledge black actors and actresses.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said on Jan. 18 that she's "heartbroken and frustrated" by the lack of diversity, vowing "big changes."

See who's boycotting this year's award show.

Spike Lee

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"Chi-Raq" director Spike Lee announced on Jan. 18 that he and his wife will boycott the Oscars.

On Instagram, Lee quoted Martin Luther King Jr., who said, "There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right."

Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Jan. 18
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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Jan. 18 that she won't attend or watch this year's award show.

"Begging for acknowledgment or even asking diminishes dignity and diminishes power," she said in a video posted to Facebook. "And we are a dignified people, we are powerful, and let's not forget it."

Will Smith

Actor Will Smith will be joining his wife
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Actor Will Smith will be joining his wife in her Oscars boycott.

Smith said on "Good Morning America" on Jan. 21 that he won't attend the Feb. 28 award show.

"We're part of this community," he said. "But at this current time, we're uncomfortable to stand there and say this is OK."

Snoop Dogg

Rapper Snoop Dogg posted in a profanity-laced NSFW
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Rapper Snoop Dogg posted in a profanity-laced NSFW Instagram video on Jan. 19 stating that he won't watch the Oscars.

Al Sharpton

The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network urged
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The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network urged a boycott of the Oscars. On Jan. 19, NAN called for a national "TV Tune Out" campaign.

Michael Moore

An Oscar winner himself (for
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An Oscar winner himself (for "Bowling for Columbine," best documentary feature in 1992) Michael Moore told The Wrap he'd be boycotting this year's ceremony.

"The idea that we could go two years in a row, where 40 actors could be nominated and none of them were black, is just crazy," he said.

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