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Emma Thompson Has The Most Surprisingly Violent Solution To #OscarsSoWhite!

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Well this is taking it to another level…

Emma Thompson weighed in on the recent and pervasive Oscars diversity controversy with a very original opinion that, well, probably isn't realistic.

Related: Meryl Streep On #OscarsSoWhite: 'We're All Africans'!

The actress and screenwriter spoke to the Belfast Telegraph on Monday, telling reporters she had a solution to #OscarsSoWhite that would immediately improve diversity among members of the Academy:

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Ryan Murphy Combats Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity With His Own Equality Pledge — But How Will This Affect His TV Shows?

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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.

Related: Ava DuVernay's New TV Show Only Features Female Directors!

Ryan Murphy may already have some of the more diverse casts currently on television, but he's looking to expand his reach behind the camera with his new foundation, Half.

In an effort to get a more diverse directorial team, Ryan spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his new project's purpose, saying:

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Laverne Cox Reacts To #OscarsSoWhite: 'The Systems Must Change If We Want To Really Effect Cultural Change'

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Bravo, Laverne Cox!

The Orange Is The New Black actress spoke to reporters at a pre-award show gala for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Friday night, and was very open about trans actors and actors of color on television today!

Related: Laverne Looks AMAZING In White!

Talking at the pre-event for nominees, Cox said of being on television today:

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Lena Dunham & Gabrielle Union React To The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy — And Get Real About The Diversity Problems In Hollywood!

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More high-profile people are speaking out about diversity in Hollywood — and it's about time!

Both Lena Dunham and Gabrielle Union opened up about how to combat problems like the Oscars' recent controversy, during interviews with reporters this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Related: This Take On #OscarsSoWhite Is AWFUL!

The Girls creator opened things up by being very candid about how studios ought to take a look at diverse voices and talent in El Lay:

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Spike Lee Still Won't Be Attending The Oscars Despite Proposed Changes — But Don Cheadle Is Looking Forward To Chris Rock 'Taking Everyone To Task'

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The one-man boycott is still on for Spike Lee!

The Chiraq filmmaker was adamant that he would NOT be attending the Oscars in February, amid the award show's ongoing racial diversity problems.

Related: This Take On #OscarsSoWhite Is AWFUL!

Of course, Lee had previously indicated he was going to skip the Academy Awards — and even now that the Academy has made massive changes to their membership in a bid to diversify, that's not enough for the famed filmmaker.

Speaking to reporters over the weekend, Lee said:

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John Legend Opens Up About #OscarsSoWhite: 'It's Important For The Academy To Come Closer To Reflecting What The Real Population Looks Like'

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John Legend is a smart man!

The singer had a very wise take on #OscarsSoWhite this weekend, when reporters caught up with him at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Related: Reese Witherspoon Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite

Legend mentioned how, even though diversity in acting nominations at the Oscars was critically important, there was actually one area that was far more important in terms of being inclusive and equal: the Academy's governing ranks.

Legend said about diversity in the Academy's membership:

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Danny DeVito Laments The Oscars' Problem With Race: 'We Are A Bunch Of Racists'

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Tell it like it is, Danny DeVito!

The actor spoke to the Associated Press while he was at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, and he got very candid about how much of a problem he thought it was for the Oscars to fail to nominate people of color for their awards this year.

Related: Reese Witherspoon Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite

DeVito, joined by fellow actors Don Cheadle and Sam Neill, can be seen (below) very openly talking about race in America, and where the Academy Awards got it wrong:

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