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These 8 Movies Aren't Even Out Yet, And They're Already Getting Oscar Buzz!

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The Oscars honored all the best film of 2015 back in February, and experts are already looking to next year's awards!

Not only does Ang Lee have his first movie coming out since Life of Pi, but it seems Christian Bale, Emily Blunt, and Vin Diesel are each in flicks that are getting attention!

Oh, did we mention that Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are also teaming up for a sci-fi romance that could be pretty great??

Get all the deets on the movies you need to see this year!

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Jada Pinkett Smith Finally Responds To Chris Rock's Oscars Joke — See What She Said HERE!

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This year's Oscars was surrounded by controversy due to the whole #OscarsSoWhite issue.

Thankfully, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences was very quick to try and take steps to help diversify the awards, but it didn't keep some people like Jada Pinkett Smith from speaking her mind and boycotting the award show.

Related: Oscar Ratings Were The Lowest In Years!

Since Smith was one of the most outspoken protesters, Chris Rock — who hosted the Academy Awards this year — had to joke about the actress in his opening monologue saying:

"Jada said she's not coming. I was like, ‘Isn't she on a TV show?' Jada's gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited!"

While several people found the bit pretty funny, we still hadn't heard Jada's thoughts on the diss until Saturday when X17 caught up with the actress at LAX!

When asked about Rock's crack, the 44-year-old responded by saying:

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Whoopi Goldberg Says The Oscars 'Can't Be That Racist' — Find Out Why AND What Changes The View Host Thinks Should REALLY Be Made!

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The Oscars diversity issue has been a hot topic lately after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences nominated ALL WHITE actors in every acting category.

Since the nominees were announced, everyone from Mark Ruffalo to John Legend shared their thoughts on #OscarsSoWhite.

Related: Sir Ian McKellen Reminds The Oscars No Openly Gay Man Has Ever Won!

Thankfully, the backlash sparked a response from the Academy saying they will double the number of women and "diverse" members by 2020.

While Whoopi Goldberg already talked about the issue on The View last week, the 60-year-old actress talked a bit about the Academy's recent response on her show yesterday, as well as claims of them being "racist."

She said:

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The Oscars Just Vowed To Double Their 'Number Of Women And Diverse Members' By 2020 — Find Out All The Rules Changes!

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This is SUCH a welcome improvement!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has vowed to make massive changes designed to improve diversity at the Oscars, and within their own membership ranks, in response to the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite controversy!

Related: Reese Witherspoon Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite

Information was released by the Academy on Friday that confirmed a massive overhaul to their governing bodies and voting members that will "make the Academy's membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse."

They also stated a goal of DOUBLING the number of women and "diverse" members of the Academy in the next four years.

Current Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs led the way with a statement on Friday:

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The Academy Awards President Comments On The Lack Of Oscars Diversity — Says She Is 'Both Heartbroken & Frustrated'!

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This is sure to be inneresting.

On Monday, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement following Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith's call for a boycott of the Oscars.

As we previously reported, many A-listers were outraged after it was revealed that all 20 of the acting nominees were white. Oof!

Photos: Celebs With The Most Nominations & ZERO Wins!

In response to the backlash, President Cheryl Boone Isaacs stated:

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Michael B. Jordan Shows Off His Brainy Side As He Honors The Scientific Portion Of The Academy Awards!

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And you thought the Oscars only celebrate the achievements of actors, directors, and musical geniuses!

On Saturday night in Beverly Hills, Michael B. Jordan and Kristen Bell took the stage to co-host the award show that focuses on the scientific portion of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!

This award show is equally as prestigious as its televised counterpart because these people are getting awarded for their hard work behind the scenes in pre- and post-production!

With That Awkward Moment actor co-hosting the show, it gave him the opportunity to meet the talented people behind the cameras, just like the ones who will help him look AH-Mazing in the new Fantastic Four reboot he'll be starring in!

Michael said at the show:

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Jennifer Lawrence Looks Great Gray-t At The Academy's Screening Of American Hustle!

Jennifer Lawrence opts for a simple and straightforward look at her screening of American Hustle in New York!

Even in a tame gray outfit, Jennifer Lawrence still manages to shine like the star she is!!

The Hunger Games actress attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ screening of her already award-winning latest flick, American Hustle, in New York on Saturday.

While there, she opted for a simple, wintery look!

Jenn wore a Theyskens’ Theory sweater dress with a fitted silhouette and slightly flounced hem, then kept her legs nice and warm with black tights. Two delicate Anita Ko necklaces, a pink lip, and a slightly cowlicked hairstyle completed her ensem.

Somewhat boring, but easy and straightforward. We'll take it!

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