Al Sharpton Leads Protest Outside 2016 Academy Awards

Sharpton was joined by several dozen protestors who held up signs reading "Hollywood Must Do Better" and "Shame on You."

For the second year in the row, Reverend Al Sharpton is leading a demonstration of protestors to boycott the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards, The Hollywood Reporter shared. 

Sharpton told the protestors who joined him that, "This will be the last night of an all-white Oscars." 

Hollywood Diversity Report Card Shows #OscarsSoWhite Might Not Change

The controversy of #OscarsSoWhite has sparked very heated discussion and debate over the last two years after no actors or actresses of color have been nominated. 

This year, Oscar snubs included Idris Elba, Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan in Best Actor categories. Neither Straight Outta Compton or Creed scored a nomination for Best Picture. Directors F. Gary Gray and Ryan Coogler didn't earn nods for the pictorial storytelling. 

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