Date: 20th January 2016

David Oyelowo and Don Cheadle join diversity critics.

David Oyelowo and Don Cheadle have joined the growing number of stars who have spoken out against the Oscars for its lack of diversity.

Selma star Oyelowo said: "This institution doesn't reflect its president," referring to African-American Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

"I am an Academy member and it doesn't reflect me. It doesn't reflect this nation."

Cheadle joked about being allowed to park cars at the Oscars on Twitter.

Chris Rock, who is hosting this year's Oscars, took to Twitter last week to joking call the event "the White BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards".

No black or minority actors have been nominated in the four acting categories for this year's Academy Awards.

Boone Isaacs praised the "wonderful work" of the nominees but said she was "heartbroken" at the lack of diversity.
Lee said on Instagram he "cannot support" the "lily white" awards show.

Source: Press Release