Jada Pinkett Smith Thanks Academy President After Statement on Diversity

The actress said she planned to boycott this year's awards show.

ByABC News
January 19, 2016, 10:17 PM

— -- Jada Pinkett Smith is thanking the head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for addressing complaints about the lack of diversity in the top categories of the Oscars.

The actress, who said she would boycott the event, this time thanked the president of the organization, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for her statement on Monday promising to tackle the problem.

The actress did not say whether she'd changed her mind about boycotting the Oscars.

"I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy, specifically Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for such a quick response in regard to the issue at hand," Pinkett Smith tweeted. "I look forward to the future."

Pinkett Smith, 44, announced earlier this week that she would not attend the awards given the lack of diversity among the nominees, as did Spike Lee. Then, Boone Isaacs responded, saying she was "heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion."

"This is a difficult but important conversation, and it's time for big changes," she added.