Oscars 2016: List Of Black Directors, Actors Not Attending Academy Awards And What They Are Doing Instead
The nominee pool won't be the only thing lacking racial diversity at the Oscars this weekend. The red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be missing a few of Hollywood’s biggest black stars and directors, too.
Several of them are scheduled to attend an event that would benefit the largely black and poor residents affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, according to the Washington Post. But while some stars say the scheduling of the Flint event was a coincidence, many of those not attending the ceremony were also outspoken when this year’s nominations revealed an all-white slate in the acting categories, for the second year in a row.