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Spike Lee and his wife aren’t going to The Oscars, but that doesn’t you have to bail on Hollywood’s biggest night. The famed filmmaker sat down with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America and explained his stance on this year’s Academy Awards.

“Here’s the thing. I have never used the word boycott,” Lee said on “GMA.” “All I said was my beautiful wife Tonya, we’re not coming. That’s it, then I gave the reasons, so I never used the word boycott.” While Spike will be spending the evening at Madison Square Garden for the Knicks vs. Heats game he declared, “Everyone else can do what they want to do.”

Since this year’s Oscars nominees were announced the Academy has faced severe backlash for it’s lack of inclusion of diversity. But, Spike says the problem is bigger than boycotting. “It goes further than the Academy Awards. It has to go back to the gatekeepers. The people who have the green-light vote,” Lee said. “We’re not in the room. The executives, when they have these green-light meetings quarterly where they look at the scripts, they look who’s in it and they decide what we’re making and what we’re not making.”

So, what does Spike think about Chris Rock hosting this year’s show? “Chris Rock is a grown-a** man,” Lee said. “He’s just going to do what he wants to do and I support either way.”

Check out the rest of Lee’s interview below and let us know if you agree.

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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