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2016 Oscars controversy: Which camp are you in?

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 21/01/2016 JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ
Jada Pinkett-Smith will skip the Oscars event and the telecast. - Jason Merritt/Getty Images © Provided by New York Daily News Jada Pinkett-Smith will skip the Oscars event and the telecast. - Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The Oscars’ monochromatic acting races — in which every one of 20 nominees is lily white — have stars seeing red. But the outcry isn’t just black-and-white. There are shades of gray — and enough opinions on the matter to make your head spin.

Who speaks your truth? Use the Daily News scorecard.

* If you applaud no-shows and boycotters of the Oscar broadcast, you’re in with:

Jada Pinkett Smith, who revealed in a Facebook video that she would not be at the Dolby Theatre for the ceremony and would not be watching at home, either.

Oscar winner and 2016 non-nominee Michael Moore , who said, “I don't plan to go to the show, I don't plan to watch it and I don't plan to go to an Oscar party."

Rev. Al Sharpton, who urged folks to tune out and called the all-white ballot a “cultural insult.” He added, “Hollywood has become like the Rocky Mountains: The higher up you get, the whiter it is.”

Spike Lee, who’ll be at Madison Square Garden on Oscar night watching the Knicks play the Heat, while Rock and company deal with the hot potato.

* If you think Chris Rock should slam white Hollywood in front of 36 million viewers, you’ll be laughing along with:

Ricky Gervais, who said, “If I were Chris Rock, I wouldn’t be considering boycotting the Oscars. I'd be thinking, ‘This s--- is live. I can do some serious damage.’”

Dave Boone, a writer on 10 Oscars telecasts, who said: “This gives him the world’s biggest platform and an excellent area for jokes that only he can do.”

So far, Rock is standing rock solid, except for calling the Oscars the "white BET Awards."

* If you think Chris Rock should bow out and head for the (Hollywood) hills, you’ve cast your lot with:

Chris Rock has stood firm about hosting the Oscars. - Paul Drinkwater/AP © Provided by New York Daily News Chris Rock has stood firm about hosting the Oscars. - Paul Drinkwater/AP

50 Cent, who Instagrammed: “Chris please do not do the Oscar Awards. You mean a lot man, don't do it. Please."

Tyrese, who said, “There is no joke you can crack to ever change the way we all feel."

* If you’re furious that Hollywood history repeats itself, listen up to:

David Oyelowo, who said, "For 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color and actresses of color to be missed last year is one thing. For that to happen again this year is unforgivable."

* If you think the Oscars are a teaching moment, join hands with:

Oscar winner George Clooney, who lamented: “You feel like we’re moving in the wrong direction.”

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who declared herself “heartbroken and frustrated by the lack of inclusion.” She added: “This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes,” and vowed that the Academy would be “taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership” and bring about “much-needed diversity.”

* If you think opening the door to more diverse movies to begin with is the key, then lock arms with:

Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, who raged: "We have this conversation every year, and it pisses me off. There's not a lot of support for little companies that make movies that may be more diverse than anything else, but you can't bitch about it just at Oscar time.... I'm tired of seeing movies where no one is represented except a bit of the population.”

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who Instagrammed: "I stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and recognition of the people who tell them."

Ricky Gervais envisions a serious laughing matter on Feb. 28. - Paul A. Hebert/Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP © Provided by New York Daily News Ricky Gervais envisions a serious laughing matter on Feb. 28. - Paul A. Hebert/Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP

Steve McQueen, Oscar-nominated director of “12 Years a Slave,” who said: "I think racism has a lot to do with it, but also the whole idea of people not being adventurous enough in thinking outside of the box as such. It can't be about box office, because I think black actors and stories along those lines have done very, very well, obviously. So it's about executives in cinema and film studios, television, cable networks, giving those storylines and those actors a fair bite."

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