Academy Awards: #OscarsSoWhite Protests Planned Nationally; Al Sharpton in L.A.

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A lack of diversity at the Oscars will be the subject of protests and discussions Sunday, with the Rev. Al Sharpton in Los Angeles leading the way.

The Dolby Theatre is the site of the 88th Academy Awards coming up Sunday. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The Dolby Theatre is the site of the 88th Academy Awards coming up Sunday. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The lack of nonwhite nominees has prompted some to call for a boycott of the awards and prompted the academy to promise reforms.

Sharpton will deliver a sermon Sunday morning at First AME Church of Los Angeles.

During the 10 a.m. service at the oldest black church in Los Angeles, Sharpton will address the lack of diversity among nominees for Sunday’s Oscars, according to the church.

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