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Calls for a boycott of the 2016 Academy Awards are growing over the second straight year of mostly white nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend the ceremony. Last year's all-white acting nominees also drew calls for a boycott, though not from such prominent individuals as Lee and Pinkett Smith. Whether it had any impact or not, the audience for the broadcast, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was down 16 percent from the year prior, a six-year low. This year, the February 28 broadcast will be hosted by Chris Rock. On Saturday, Rock, unveiled a fake new promotion for the broadcast, calling the ceremony "The White BET Awards."

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