With the Oscars lack of diversity getting worse each year, CREED actor, Sylvestor Stallone almost oycotted the annual Oscars nominees luncheon on Monday. Get the deets on the flip…
By now we are all aware that his costar and director got snubbed by the Academy Awards, but did you hear that Sylvester Stallone almost Boycotted the Oscar class photo for 2016?
Key word again is ALMOST!
According to Sly he was so offended that his Creed brethren Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler were SNUBBED by the #OSCARSSOWHITE Academy that he considered skipping the high profile awards show.
Being the bigger man, Ryan Coogler, who Sly forgot to thank at the Golden Globes convinced him otherwise and told him to go “represent” on his behalf.
CelebNMovies247.com and CelebNMusic247.com has this report via Entertainment Weekly:
Stallone grabbed the elephant in the room by its tusks. He is the lone nominee from Creed, despite it being directed by a black man, filmmaker Ryan Coogler, and starring a black man, Michael B. Jordan (who made 2013’s Fruitvale Station together.) “Certainly, there is a universal law of existence. You either adapt or cease to exist. Adaptation and evolving were definitely necessary,” he said, referring to the Academy’s new efforts at inclusion, which were announced after the uproar.
“I remember I spoke with Ryan Coogler when this [#OscarsSoWhite controversy] happened. I said, ‘Ryan how do you want to handle this? Because I really believe you are responsible for me being here,” Stallone said. “Michael Jordan, every time I looked in his eyes as an actor, I said, he was making me better. I think he should’ve been given a lot more respect and attention. [Coogler] goes, ‘Sly, just go there, try to represent the film, and we feel you deserve it. Eventually things will change.’”
Stallone then reiterated: “I said, ‘If you want me to go I’ll go, if you don’t, I won’t.’ He said, ‘No I want you to go.’ That’s the kind of guy he is. He wants us to go and represent the film.”
The actor said he was optimistic that the after-effects of this issue will be positive. “Eventually all talent will rise to the top. It’s just a matter of, I guess, a new paradigm and a new way of thinking,” he said. “I really owe everything to these two young men, for sure.”
To be honest if we got an nomination after 39 years we’d probably go too! It’s NOT about OscarsSoWhite, but we would bring the whole cast to represent!