Hours after actress Jada Pinkett Smith and director Spike Lee said they would be boycotting the Oscars this year due to a lack of nominations for people of color, the Academy offered a rare response to the controversy. In a statement that Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs published to Twitter, Isaacs apologized on behalf of the Oscars and promised that she would review the Academy's recruitment policies for its voting membership.

The statement reads in full:

Sources: Twitter: The Academy