After the nominations announcement revealed that, like the year before, all the acting nominees are white, the 44-year-old actress a vowed to boycott the ceremony. She was among many people, including celebs, who spoke out about the lack of diversity. Oscars host and fellow African-American star Rock had made the issue a key theme of his jokes, including one during his monologue that dissed Jada—and husband and actor Will Smith.
"Jada said she's not coming. I was like, 'Isn't she on a TV show?' Jada's gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited!"