Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to Boycott the 2016 Academy Awards Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations

Angered over the lack of diversity, they won't be attending the show.

"Begging for acknowledgement or even asking [to be nominated] diminishes dignity," she said in the video. "It diminishes power and we are a dignified people and we are powerful. And let's not forget it. So let's let the Academy do them with all grace and love and let's do us differently."

"Chris, I will not be at the Academy Awards and I won't be watching but I can't think of a better man to do the job at hand this year then you my friend," she said. "Good luck."