Will discusses his positive forward-looking take on the controversy surrounding this year’s Oscars.
Pray for my sister
She’s not unwell she just likes black guys.
his wife was butthurt
The only racist thing in this whole controversy is the fact that there is a controversy. Every men and women nominated for the Oscars deserved it. I don’t know who you could replace to put Will Smith among the nominees
well that means that the academy has to nominate at least one person of respectively every race represented in the us, otherwise they’re racists?
I think this Oscars debate is so blown out of proportion. Basically all of the actors/actresses who were nominated deserved it (maybe Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation). There weren’t really any spectacular performances this year by black performers and that’s okay. It’s not a racist thing, just a level of perfomance thing. Look up Ice Cube’s interview on Graham Norton’s cause he said it best
spoiled children is all they are….self entitled spoiled children
TL;DW: Will Smith advocates affirmative action in Hollywood.
he talks like a politician. So many words without any substance, just appeals to emotions. I wouldn’t be surprised if he and his wife soon announce some political aspirations.
imo his performance in concussion didn’t warrant a nomination… his accent kept going in and out throughout the movie :/
deadshot meet deadpool
I don’t think the oscars are anti black, the are however anti Leonardo decaprio.
As my grandmother said
I’m gonna boycot the NBA for not having enough white players.
The Oscars like any other award show is subjective, and doesn’t reflect the majority of the opinions of movie goers. Time to move now.
there is 13% blacks in the usa… and 10% of the oscars have been given to black people… proportional respresentation. what you want however is special dispensation for the fact you are black.
”the media creates the ‘us’ and ‘them”’ Yep. They certainly do. That’s where most of the problems start
Why did norton say wise man??!!!!! That felt awkward
They should make an award for people who whine ?
Or maybe the Oscars are awarded based on the skills of the actors, and it just so happened that all the best actors this year were white.
so tired of the “Smiths” trying to look intelectual or creative (when there are some really creative people making a diference), spoild narcissistic people, they are like the new Kardashians
I do believe idris Elba or Sam Jackson deserved a nomination but with this whole controversy people do forget that there was black people nominated this year, they just worked behind the scenes doing equally important jobs as those in front of the camera
The guys just mad because he didn’t get nominated
There’s also the posibility that none of the non-white actors were good enough; ever thought about that? At some point all the nominees could be non-white and I’m sure no one will make a fuss about it; have we come to the point they will have to nominate people from different etnicities just so no one gets mad regardless of if they deserve it or not?
The Academy thought that, redmayne, cranston, damon, dicaprio and fassbender were better than smith, thats how it is, not because he is black… I dont know why is everybody talking about it, it is normal it is not racist, everybody has different opinion about who was the best and this is how academy thinks it was. There are not black and white, we are all the same. Next year may be everybody black, it depends about how great actor you are not which color you have! btw Sorry for english. Hope you get what i meant.
wah.. wah…. “I didn’t get nominated so I’m making a scene that they’re racist and going backwards…. “Yawn… Most nominees deserved it, and he can’t expect that someone will get a nomination just cause of their skin color. Of course, if you take a step back and look at the winner and nominations- women’s films/stories are at the bottom of the list.
This year has a strong quality nominees, and Smith doesn’t deserve to be among them.
If anyone on that couch deserves an Oscar it’s Toby Jones..He’s a better actor than Will Smith and the rest of the guests put together.
If Will Smith had been nominated for an oscar this year would he be complaining/boycotting?
So over this topic.
Ice Cubes explanation made much more sense. All I can hear is a rich spoiled entitled overrated actor frustrated by the fact that he didn’t get nominated for his underwhelming performance in Concussion
does the BET channel not create separatism? double standard. bet awards or whatever their called.
Will nailed it when he said the media create the storm. If Graham hadn’t asked him about it we wouldn’t all be here discussing it further, adding more fuel to the fire and not really getting anywhere. A good actor doesn’t make movies to receive awards they make them because they love them and love the reaction they get from fans and audiences, not because they think they’ll get an Oscar.
Will Smith’s ego is out of control. And I am black! And I doubt that was a good accent in concussion. Celebrities don’t need all these trophies on top of fame and riches anyway. Good day Smith!
People are trying to make sense of this Oscar situation. .. The point is the Oscars imply lack diversity .. plain and simple…. in every department. Take “Straight out of Compton” cast for example. .. not one cast member has been invited to the Oscars… However, the writers were, at least white ones..
Its impossible to invite every actor. . I get it. Not to mention, for me… the movie is extremely mediocre. However the cultural mpact that the film has had on the people… is that not.award worthy ? if not, what is ??
This is the most stupidest thing to come out of stupid people. I mean, if the majority of the people, for whatever reason put in place to select, selected films and performers then that is what it is. There is no crying abut that. Otherwise, next time if you are selected, it wouldn’t be clear if it’s because of excellency or “diversity”.
… lost all respect for will smith… he doesn’t get the Hollywood treatment of being nominated and goes and plays the race card… think he needs to realize that he just wasn’t that good in Concussion and if he ever wins an Oscar, it will be because of his skin color and not merit! #firstworldproblems
Why are they complaining about no black actors? Why no hispanic actors? Benicio del Torro was good in Sicario, why no boycott for him? Is it because black people are more important than him? It will always be this thing of Black v White, but everyone else, who cares about them right? Wrong -.-
Pls explain what will smith said in the english language
I don’t think that the problem here is with the Academy, despite most people trying to defend the Academy in the comments section. The problem is that the entertainment industry isn’t diverse enough, so the Academy doesn’t get the chance to nominate anyone that is not white. So what needs fixing here is mostly the industry itself, and not the Academy per se.
Nothing he said means anything.
Quran is a wonderful
celebrities are such big babies, when they can’t get their way.
OK Will Smith if what you say is rue why do you and your wife who own “a huge production company that you only produce your friends, your family, and yourself. So you are a part of Hollywood, you are a part of the system that is unfair to other actors”, so say Janet Hubert AKA Aunty Viv on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,
Oh you americans, with your racism and caring about how a bunch of overpaid actors feel.
Oscars are for weiners!
It’s funny/sad to see in the comments section justifying the Academy’s lack of diversity in nominations with the same exact logic said by Academy voters who happen to be 60+ white men. Youtube is a pretty conservative place.
As soon as Ice Cube gives his verdict, Will Smith dilutes his view.
But his production co. is mostly black ! Be fair !
Nobody is entitled to what they deem as equal representation by any private organization. There is simply no logical argument against this. The world is under no requirement to meet any individual’s personal requirement for diversity.
“DIVERSITY IS WHAT MAKES OUR COUNTRY GREAT”?
NO; DIVERSITY IS WHAT ALLOWS FOR COUNTRY TO BECOME INTERNALLY DIVIDED, AND THUS, NOT “GREAT”; UNIFORMITY IS WHAT ALLOWS FOR A SOCIOCULTURE TO BECOME UNITED, AND TO MAINTAIN ITS INTEGRITY; IF YOU WANT RACIAL INTEGRATION, TO PROMOTE THE EXACT OPPOSITE —RACIAL DIVERSITY— IS A FLAGRANT DISPLAY OF COGNITIVE DISSONANCE.
This man does not age ???
Sigh, all these comments trashing Will, saying he doesn’t deserve to be nominated. Like STFU and take a seat, you know nothing about racial issues in Hollywood..What about Straight Outta Compton?! The actors should have been nominated!
“Diversity is americas superpower”. Well maybe there should be a super hero movie where the guy can change the color of his skin between white, black and hispanic and asian lol.
Will smith is such a racist buffoon!
WILL IS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY! Do you guys really think he would go against the Academy like Jada did? Why do you think he’s so optimistic and positive towards the situation? I bet he’s disappointed in Jada for having the worst timing. And stop acting like Will is complaining, when he hardly cares about being nominated. He’s been snubbed before, guys (Seven Pounds)
These comments are so ridiculous. Jada did not make any comment that was not already uttered by other POC. So what her husband did not get nominated this year. He has been nominated twice and each time Will Smith loss the Oscar to another Black actor!! Jada was pointing out this OBVIOUS and make a suggestion that many other POC have been stating for years.
Wake me up when Benedict Cumberbatch wins a BET award. Freaking racist, POS.
I demand more Scientologist awards.
Be fair people. His wife said shes boycotting what do you expect duke to do? Sorry darling you can stay at home but I’m going to the…er…the thing.
I feel like he doesn’t care but his wife made a big deal out of it so he has to back her up
Who cares? Some of the rich and famous didn’t get a chance to win a little statue. What rough lives they have.
Oh come on. He’s dancing around with his answer like a sixth grader trying to explain why he didn’t do his homework when caught. He didn’t say nothing of substance, just empty phrases.
There is no regression – that’s just BS Smith came up with because he somehow has to justify his pointless and idiotic boycott. And deep inside, he knows he overreacted, but instead of admitting it, he’s now still acting as if the issue on hand really was there and really deserved attention.So we have some artificially manufactured issue that will be pushed in the media by celebrities without there being any real issue in the first place. The entire thing is basically a problem of a few celebrities whose ego got hurt because they weren’t nominated for an Oscar and they tried to masquerade this as some philanthropic battle for equality. GTFOH.
A f’n mad house this world can be sometimes.
The Oscars are really to Jewish.
I do agree about the regression, I find it confusing because it feels very concentrated…suddenly. However, I don’t feel I can boycott something because I didn’t like the way something turned out. I mean, I can just NOT go…but to boycott? Ehhh…
when will smith talks about the oscar controversy his voice seems hindered but if you notice he talks normally talking about anything else you can see immediately after when he mentions his grandma any ideas why?
Very disheartened by the negativity in the comments. What Will is talking about is so very much true, the United States is regressing back instead of progressing and it’s very sad to see the media partake in the seperation of the American people. Regarding the Oscars, for many years there has been a lack of inclusion and it’s very odd looking back at the mid 2000’s and seeing an inclusion of all and then in the present we se the total opposite of progression. Just a thought. I love what Will says at the end about his Grandmother….
Will’s accent was horrible and didn’t deserve a nomination this year. But I agree with him
Has anybody realised that when Will talks of his grandmother’s saying, Graham replies “wise man”. Ooops
his Grandmother said “If you lead with love and light only good can come out of it” to which Graham replied “Ohhh, wise man” hahaha
And he’s contradicting himself the entire time talking.
Graham called Will Smith’s grandma a man…L O L!!
And this is why I love Will Smith.
This man is a legend!
This is Will. Will is upset that he won’t win an award. Will takes those things very seriously. Will’s wife makes a film saying that things need to change. And then Will blames the media for “us and them”. But Will simply wasn’t a good actor this year.
Don’t be like Will.
Ice cube was the better rapper and had a much better response to this. You have to judge the performance not the ethnic background. The 100m final in the olympics is pretty much all black every 4 years. Why is this? Because black men are superior sprint athletes just as east asian men are more agile so dominate table tennis at the olympics.
Make better movies? Act better? This is turning into Elementary School where everyone gets participation trophies. How many Asians were invited? Indian? Mexicans? Italians? How many from non AAA productions? There are some really good actors that just dont appear in this big time movies ( non theater releases ).. Maybe the diversity would pick up a bit if it wasnt mainly just whatever the mainstream sector was vomiting out.
This interview is proof that Jada beats will
please tell me that im not the only one that thinks that he looks high af! i mean the eyes or he crie before this?
I find this ridiculous! The Oscars were not ‘racist’ for not having any black people nominated. People boycotting it for ‘equality reasons’ really annoys me! The truth is that – THERE WERE NOT ANY BLACK ACTORS WHO WERE GOOD ENOUGH!! It is not racist or discriminatory, IT IS A COMPETITION! Competitions have winners and losers and to pull a racist card is really low. You never see white people boycotting events such as the MOBO Awards which white people have won and are rarely nominated. Will Smith has been an idiot boycotting the Oscars and it shows that he is a pathetic person who cannot handle losing. LOOK AT ICE CUBE’S THOUGHTS ON THE ISSUE, HE GIVES HIS VIEW AND IT IS BRILLIANT
What a wise man her grandmother is!!! ?
Why do Will’s white part of his eyes look like his skin? lol
He just wasn’t happy that he didn’t get nominated let’s get real people
i thought he’d cry
Nobody heard Graham call Will’s grandma a “nice man”? K den.
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Didn’t it turn out that if you only take into consideration of american men who have won this award since 2000, black american men are actually overrepresented when it comes to winning the award? I mean, I think that only around 9-11 american men have won an oscar for a lead role since 2000, 3 of them it went to a black man.
I feel Will Smith is uncomfortable about the whole oscar conversation.
So this was the finally straw, eh? If the outrage is so great then they should’ve been saying things a long time ago. Maybe 2013 when 12 Years A Slave won, together with its black writer, and its black leading actress? Look. There is a systematic problem with the industry and the production companies that hire white, “beautiful” people, I agree, but that’s why you go after the SYSTEm and not some academy or guild that highlights performances. You can’t just have diversity in competition because it feels good, you must have it because its deserved. To give a black person an academy just because he’s black is just as bad as to NOT give him one because he’s black. And please don’t think that I love the Oscars much or anything, they are flawed too. But let’s have some perspective. This was just a wife crying over the fact that her husband didn’t get nominated.
i can’t even imagine if Leonardo DiCaprio was black… there would be a world wide boycott in which no black people would go to the cinemas until he won an award.
The amount of black actors in major roles in major hollywood production is about 9%, while 10% of nominees and 15% of the winners are black. Oscars are racist towards blacks because there is only a slight overrepresentation.
Stop with the Im black threat me better
The fact of the matter is, Will Smith did not deserve an Oscar for his performance. It wasn’t Oscar worthy. However, if Idris Elba( Beast of No Nations) or Samuel L. Jackson( The hateful eight) then I would understand the reason to boycott.
Will Smith’s Grandmother is a wise man.
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My grandma always said….blah blah light. mm wise man!
Dividing oscar participants on white and black is racist in the first place.
Yea, Will Smith’s grandmother is a wise man
Still the slave mentality trying to take it to the white masters and the little half breed bastards trying to earn the respect of their white fathers family members.
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