Drama, drama, drama!
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On Wednesday, the Trumbo actress addressed the controversy with England's Channel 4 News, and came to the defense of the Academy!
When asked if she felt the prestigious award show was "behind the times" for having all-white actor nominees for the second consecutive year, she said:
Hubert stopped by Thursday's episode of The Real and talked about the Oscar diversity problem, mentioning specifically how she actually respects her former costar Will Smith's wife:
"I respect Jada highly. I respect her skill, I respect her as an artist, I respect her as an actress, very much."
Ch-ch-check out the clip (below) as well as the 60-year-old actress trying to clear the air about her departure from the hit '90s sitcom!
Be the change you wish to see in the post-Glee world!
Hollywood's radical lack of diversity has been the talk of the town ever since the Oscars tried to get away with only nominating white actors again this year, and it looks like the issue is really getting through to some people with sway.
While the Academy has already taken steps to ensure better representation in future years, a heavy-hitter in the world of TV is also making a pledge towards furthering equality in media.
In an effort to get a more diverse directorial team, Ryan spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his new project's purpose, saying:
The Revenant star was smoking an e-cigarette at his table — right in the middle of the televised ceremony!
The ALA called Leo out for his "deeply troubling" conduct — noting that vape pens expose others to secondhand toxins. Also, it's illegal to smoke vape pens in restaurants, bars, and other public places in El Lay.
While the SAGs didn't seem to care about a few puffs, the actor will reportedly run into a problem if he takes out his vape pen at the Oscars!
Hollywood's famous Dolby Theatre, where the 88th Academy Awards will be held, has a strict no-smoking policy — which includes vaping!
If the 41-year-old does want to light up in celebration after winning (or out of defeat after losing), he is welcome to vape all he wants in one of the designated smoking sections set up by the theater.
Just no puffing at the table, Leo!
Well, since JUST AFTER that moment anyway.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw, the Concussion star explained that first he had to find out about the video from the press!
"I was out of the country when she made the video, I was in Thailand… I had no idea."
In fact, it was paparazzi asking for his reaction to the vid that first clued him in!
How did he react when he finally saw his wife's declaration? He called home a little perplexed:
Halle Berry isn't staying silent anymore.
The lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations has got a lot of actors upset. Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she will be boycotting the ceremony and host Chris Rock is re-writing his script to address the controversy.
And now, the 49-year-old is also joining in on the conversation.
At the 2016 Makers Conference on Tuesday, the acclaimed actress addressed the issue while speaking to reporters. The brunette beauty remembered how excited she was when she won Best Actress for Monsters Ball back in 2002, because she believed it meant more opportunities for non-white actors in the future.
And to no one's surprise, the Room star is even MORE adorable in a full-length interview with Ellen DeGeneres!