Spike Lee made an appearance on Good Morning America to make it known he is not boycotting the 2016 Academy Awards. However, Lee did mention that he will not be attending the Oscars this year. Lee also shared his opinion on the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees.
“It goes further than the Academy Awards. It has to go back to the gatekeepers. The people who have the green-light vote. We’re not in the room. The executives, when they have these green-light meetings quarterly where they look at the scripts, they look who’s in it and they decide what we’re making and what we’re not making.”
Lee says that him and his wife will be attending a New York Knicks game at Madison Garden the night of the Oscars. The Oscars is set to air on Sunday, February 28th on ABC. Watch the interview below.