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Jamie Foxx and Will Smith haven’t seen eye-to-eye much lately

Jamie Foxx and Will Smith haven't seen eye-to-eye much lately

Foxx didn’t win over Will Smith’s support, but he did get support from other directors. Will’s boycott did see support from directors Spike Lee and Quincy Jones.

jamie foxx and will smith havent seen eye to eye much lately

Jamie Foxx wasn’t exactly supportive of Will Smith following his historic Oscar boycott. To recap: Smith had recently starred in “Concussion” as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor responsible for discovering the link between CTE, a serious brain disease, and professional football. That year, neither Smith (nor any Black actors) were nominated for any of the most prestigious Oscar categories. At the urging of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will boycotted the event, per Variety. As noted by the publication, Will’s boycott did see support from directors Spike Lee and Quincy Jones. 

However, he didn’t win over Foxx, who shared his opinion about the situation at the American Black Film Festival Awards that same year. “All these Oscar talks, I don’t even trip about that,” Foxx said (via Daily Mail). “I mean, what’s the big deal? I was sitting at home with my Oscar, like ‘What’s all the hubbub?'” He continued, “‘My friend said, “Are you mad?’ Um, kind of, but not really. I started calling Denzel [Washington], and we just Instagrammed our Oscars together.” Foxx also said “act better,” which sounds like a critique of Will’s acting chops.


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