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Michael Moore Is ‘Happy to’ Boycott Oscars

Celebrities Visit SiriusXM Studios - November 13, 2015
Robin Marchant—Getty Images Michael Moore visits at SiriusXM Studios on November 13, 2015 in New York City.

The Where to Invade Next director says the Academy needs to improve diversity

Michael Moore says he will be “happy to join” Oscars protestors like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith who won’t attend the awards due to a lack of diversity in this year’s nominees.

“I absolutely support what they are doing, and I will be happy to join them,” the Where to Invade Next director told The Wrap. “And I say that as a proud member of the Academy, as someone who still sits on the executive board [of the Documentary Branch], as someone who knows full well that [president] Cheryl [Boone Isaacs] and [CEO] Dawn [Hudson] are doing their best to fix the situation.”

Moore, who won an Oscar for his documentary Bowling for Columbine and garnered another nomination for Sicko, says he’ll likely still vote for this year’s contenders. “It always feels weird in a democracy to say you’re not going to vote,” he said. “I don’t know if I can utter words like that.”


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