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Al Sharpton Backs Oscars Boycott

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Al Sharpton, the US civil rights activist, is backing calls for a boycott of the 2016 Oscars. The boycott stemms from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ failure to nominate a single actor of colour for the second year running. Sharpton said Hollywood had “locked out” people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. He announced his National Action Network would “launch a serious campaign for people to tune out of the Oscars”.

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