This year, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the 2016 Academy Awards, which resulted in the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Every actor nominee for this year’s awards are white, while there were multiple black actors who were snubbed of the nomination, despite their roles being highly praised or critically acclaimed. With many celebrities boycotting, it reminds us of the past of when celebrities took to boycotting other awards shows.
Check out who has boycotted an awards show on the following pages.
Rappers boycotted 1989 Grammy’s
In 1989, all of the rappers who were nominated in the rap category skipped out on the awards show for a boycott, pushing the Grammy board to air the award being given out.
JAY Z boycotts the Grammy’s
JAY Z skipped out on the Grammy’s almost every year since 1999, until recently when he’s actually won multiple awards for his work.