47th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Bring Out The Oscars-Haters

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis and Darby StanchfieldPhoto Credit: Pacific Coast News; Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis and Darby Stanchfield

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith, who’ve recently been in the news telling everyone that they’re boycotting the Academy Awards for its painful lack of diversity. Out of the 40 nominees in the actor category, there wasn’t a single nominee for a person of color. While obviously very shameful, this shouldn’t come as a total surprise. The fight will continue for years to come and it’s going to take more than passionate boycotts to change Hollywood! I think it’s safe to say that real & lasting change will be rooted what happens at the box-office.

Since Jada released her video plea a number of African-American celebs have come out in support. We should mention that Chris Rock will continue to host the event, so now I think I’ll tune in just to listen to all the jokes! Chris Rock is at his finest when he’s doing race-related jokes!

Anyway, for more on the winners at the award show, check out the NAACP Image Awards website.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Naturi Naughton and Jurnee Smollett-BellPhoto Credit: Pacific Coast News; Tracee Ellis Ross, Naturi Naughton and Jurnee Smollett-Bell

John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union and Grace GealeyPhoto Credit: Pacific Coast News; John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union and Grace Gealey