Kerry Washington's Opinion on the Oscars Boycott May Surprise You

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 28:  Actress/honoree Kerry Washington speaks during a press conference for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2016 Woman of the Year Award in Farkas Hall at Harvard University on January 28, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Kerry Washington's Opinion on the Oscars Boycott May Surprise You

Now we know for sure if she'll be attending the show.

Published January 31, 2016

The conversation of #OscarsSoWhite is yet to die down, with Kerry Washington being the latest A-lister to weigh in on the issue. The Scandal leading lady gave her opinion on the lack of diversity among this year's nominations and even made it clear whether or not she will be attending this year's show.

"I'm really excited that the conversation is happening," she said during a visit to Harvard University. "It needs to happen, and the Oscars are a sympton of a larger issue. We need more voices at the table. We need our art to reflect all of us."

So, with that said, will she be sitting in the audience at the Chris Rock-hosted show? When asked if she will be joining Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Spike Lee, Rev. Al Sharpton, and more on the Oscars boycott, she said she isn't on board: "I don't think so, no."

Take a look at our coverage of #OscarsSoWhite in the BET Breaks video, below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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