Clooney said filmmakers need to provide better opportunities for black actors.
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Director Spike Lee, leading the call for an Oscars boycott, called Tuesday for affirmative action in Hollywood to address racial disparity while civil rights leader Al Sharpton urged Americans to "tune out" the Academy Awards ceremony next month. George Clooney and British actor David Oyelowo joined those calling for changes in the movie industry and at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members nominated no actors of color for the 2016 Oscars for a second straight year.In recent years, the Academy has begun publishing lists of new members. They include Chris Rock – the 2016 Oscars host – Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, comedian Kevin Hart and Steve McQueen, the black British director of 2014 Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave".
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