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01/22/2016 10:19 am ET

Reese Witherspoon Voices Disappointment At Oscars' Astonishing Lack Of Diversity

"Nothing can diminish the quality of their work, but these filmmakers deserve recognition."
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Reese Witherspoon is the latest celebrity to call out the Academy Awards for its astonishing lack of diverse nominees for the second year in a row. 

"So disappointed that some of 2015's best films, filmmakers and performances were not recognized," Witherspoon wrote Thursday in a Facebook post. "Nothing can diminish the quality of their work, but these filmmakers deserve recognition. As an Academy member, I would love to see a more diverse voting membership." 

Since the nominees were announced Jan. 14, prompting the resurgence of #OscarsSoWhite on social media after not a single actor of color was nominated, countless celebrities have come forward to address the Academy's diversity problem. 

Jada Pinkett Smith released a video on Monday announcing her decision to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards. 

"Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power," Smith said in her Facebook video. "And we are a dignified people and we are powerful. [...] Let's do us, differently."

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On the same day, director Spike Lee announced via Instagram that he would also forgo attending the awards.

"The truth is we ain't in those rooms and until minorities are, the Oscar nominees will remain lilly [sic] white," Lee wrote. 

George Clooney, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo and Will Smith have also voiced their frustration with the Academy. 

"There's a regressive slide towards separatism, towards racial and religious disharmony," Smith said in an interview Thursday. "And that's not the Hollywood that I want to leave behind. That's not the industry, that's not the America I want to leave behind."

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