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Will Smith & President Barack Obama Add Even More To The #OscarsSoWhite Conversation — See What They Said!

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The debate continues.

The Oscars probably didn't know what they were getting themselves into two weeks ago when they went ahead and failed to nominate a single person of color for any of the acting categories.

We've heard plenty of opinions from both sides — from Jada Pinkett Smith saying she's boycotting this year's ceremony to Cuba Gooding, Jr. defending the awards — but now we're hearing even more high-profile takes on the controversy.

Related: Believe It Or Not, The Oscar Presenters Aren't 100% White!

After his initial interview where he confirmed he'd also be skipping the show, Will Smith has gone further saying what Hollywood is doing is "almost criminal!"

But he's not alone — President Barack Obama also weighed in on the topic, saying he believes it's "just an expression of this broader issue."

We're just happy the conversation is persisting and that change has actually started happening!

Ch-ch-check out both Will Smith and President Barack Obama's conversations on race (below)!!!

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Believe It Or Not, The Oscar Presenters Aren't All White! Find Out Who Will Take The Stage During The Show!

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The acting nominees for this year's Oscars may be exclusively Caucasian, but at least the list of presenters has some variety!

After igniting an industry-wide discussion on Hollywood's lack of diversity, the Academy announced the first batch of presenters set to hand out trophies at the prestigious awards show on Thursday!

And unlike the "lily white" nominees, the group of stars scheduled to appear throughout the night are of different races, genders, and even ages!

Related: Straight Outta Compton Cast Wasn't Even INVITED To The Oscars!

Whoopi Goldberg, Benicio Del Toro, and 9-year-old Room actor Jacob Tremblay will take the stage, along with Lady GaGa who's up for her first Oscar for Best Original Song!

Other stars in the music department set to appear are Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, and The Weeknd, while rounding out the actors are Tina Fey, Kevin Hart, Charlize Theron, and Ryan Gosling!

Producers of the show commented on their own inclusive announcement in a statement, saying:

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Ava DuVernay's New TV Show Queen Sugar Will ONLY Employ Female Directors!

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Queens will be Queens.

Ava DuVernay is not shy when it comes to her sharing opinions on Hollywood and how they treat both people of color and women.

In fact, as a black female director, the Golden Globe-nominee has a personal stake in the matter, which makes her latest news all that more exciting!

Related: Ava Questions Why Sly Stallone Forgot To Thank His Creed Costars

While interviewing with Reelblack at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday, Ava disclosed that in an effort to promote her peers, her upcoming OWN drama Queen Sugar will feature an all-female directorial team!

Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and Omar J. Dorsey begin shooting in New Orleans this February, and we cannot wait to see the finished product next season.

Bet we don't see an #EmmysSoWhite later in the year.

Ch-ch-check out Ava's inspiring video announcement (below)!!!

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Melissa Rivers Learns From The Fashion Police Racism Scandal While Addressing The Oscars Boycott Controversy!

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Well said!

Melissa Rivers has been a staple at the Oscars ever since she began covering the red carpet back in 1995, so it makes sense that she'd have an opinion on the awards show's latest controversy.

As you're surely aware, the Academy Awards came under fire over the last week after it was revealed that almost all of the nominees this year are white… including every single acting category!

Related: Will Smith Joins Jada Pinkett's Oscars Boycott!

And while that in itself is pretty terrible, Melissa spoke to Us Weekly on Wednesday about how the nominations are just a symptom of a much larger problem, saying:

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Fresh Prince's Aunt Viv Blasts Jada Pinkett Smith AGAIN For Her 'Self-Contrived' Oscars Boycott — And Says It's All About Will's Snub!

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Aunt Viv is not here for the Fresh Prince's wife.

As you've surely heard by now, the Oscars caused a rather large controversy last week when it was revealed that practically all of the nominees were white.

#OscarsSoWhite has been trending ever since, and Jada Pinkett Smith made national headlines after she called for a boycott of the Academy Awards due to a lack of representation.

Related: Will Smith Will NOT Be Attending The Oscars Either!

Will Smith's former onscreen mother Janet Hubert made it clear she disapproved of Jada's video on account of more serious issues of inequality taking place around the world, but she's already back with more shade against the Gotham actress.

In an interview with L.A. Times on Wednesday, Janet called into question Jada's reasoning for taking a stand against the Academy, saying:

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