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Will Smith will skip the Oscars with wife

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 10:44:09-05

Will Smith says he will not attend the Academy Awards next month, joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others in protest against two straight years of all-white acting nominees.

Smith said Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that he and Pinkett Smith have discussed it and feel "we're uncomfortable to stand there and say this is OK."

Some thought Smith might be nominated for his performance in the football drama "Concussion," but he was not. Smith would likely have been a sought-after presenter at the Feb. 28 ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

He had been nominated twice before, for 2001's "Ali" and 2006's "The Pursuit of Happyness."