Jamie Foxx said that he and Denzel Washington don't see the big deal about the #OscarsSoWhite boycott because, after all, they have Oscars, and they're black! The comments, made at the American Black Film Festival Awards in Beverly Hills, were probably in jest, especially since actors Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx comprise 50 percent of all African-American best actor winners. Yup, there are only four.
Foxx's advice to black actors upset that, for the second year in a row, there's no non-white acting nominees at the Academy Awards? "Act better."
"All these Oscar talks, I don’t even trip about that," he said, according to Us Weekly. "I mean, what’s the big deal? I was sitting at home with my Oscar, like 'What’s all the hubbub?' ... My friend said, 'Are you mad?' 'Um, kind of, but not really.' I started calling Denzel [Washington], and we just Instagrammed our Oscars together."
Apparently, the audience took these comments as a joke, so it's worth giving Foxx the benefit of the doubt here that these aren't his real feelings.
Foxx won the best actor Oscar in 2005 for Ray. Denzel Washington took home the same award in 2001 for Training Day; previously, Washington won Best Supporting Actor for Glory in 1989.