Jamie Foxx tells Will Smith ‘act better’ to get an Oscar

By Tribute on February 25, 2016 | 5 Comments

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx thinks actors of color should #actbetter to earn Oscar attention, and has no issue poking fun at Will Smith to get his message across.

During the American Black Film Festival Awards, when Jamie took to the stage he joked that he and fellow Oscar-winner Denzel Washington were unimpressed with complaints over this year’s “whitewashed” Oscar nominations.

According to The New York Post‘s Page Six gossip column, the actor, who struck gold with Oscar in 2005 for the film Ray, said: “Me and Denzel were like, ‘Hashtag act better.’”

Us Weekly reported Jamie continued to have the audience roaring with laughter when he added: “What’s the big deal? I was sitting at home with my Oscar, like ‘What’s all the hubbub?’”

The humor train didn’t stop there.

Jamie dug deeper into Will when he took aim at the actor’s Nigerian accent in Concussion.

Will was absent from the ceremony, which included stars such as Don CheadleKeke Palmer and Kerry Washington.

Will has said the decision to boycott this Sunday’s Oscars has nothing to do with his lack of a nomination.

~Matthew Pariselli


Comments & Discussion

  1. chacalcdn • February 25, 2016 @ 10:12 AM

    Morgan F., Jamie F. Sidney P. Denzel W. and the others WON not because they were BLACK…

    They won because they did a GOOD acting job.

    So Willyboy and Jadiegirl have some Cherrios and wise up.

  2. Gareth • February 25, 2016 @ 7:01 PM

    True…Will aint oscar worthy for his performance sorry. Idris Elba had much more of a reason to gripe for Beasts of No Nations yet the classy guy he is prevented him from wading into this Jada fuelled mess.

  3. Kitty • February 26, 2016 @ 8:54 AM

    Yep. There they all go again. Oscars aren’t given out according to colour, they’re given out according to talent & exceptional acting performance. You don’t get one because you are WHITE. The people who received them deserved them. I’m sick of how they’re all so ready to jump on the racist bandwagon every time things don’t go to their favour. In fact – they do that at every available opportunity turning every issue into a racist one. Always making trouble & never happy unless they are.

  4. Rhonda • February 27, 2016 @ 3:32 AM

    I do not like Jamie Fox…never did….bores me…WILL SMITH on the other hand..I am paying double to see his movies…because I go to see them more than once…and yes…I am of color…but I want to be entertained…I am a grown up all week…I need an escape…and drama..is just not going to give me the release I need…action…and pretty…work!

  5. Carol • February 29, 2016 @ 2:34 PM

    Way to go Jamie telling it as it is… His accent was not Convincing in Concussion not sure what country that was but most certainly not Nigerian…

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