Reese Witherspoon Actress responds to Oscars all white Nominations

"As an Academy member, I would love to see a more diverse voting membership," Oscar winning actress said.

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The 2016 Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, January 14, 2015, featuring all white actors in the four acting categories.

The obvious lack of diversity led to the resurrection of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, and some black actors threatening to boycott the awards ceremony.

2006 Oscar winner, Resse Witherspoon, took to her Facebook page to express her disappointment on lack of diversity.

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So disappointed that some of 2015's best films, filmmakers and performances were not recognised...

"Nothing can diminish the quality of their work, but these filmmakers deserve recognition. As an Academy member, I would love to see a more diverse voting membership," she wrote.

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Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs , reacted to the lack in diversity saying; "Of course I am disappointed, but [it is] not to take away the greatness (of the films nominated). This has been a great year in film, it really has across the board. You are never going to know what is going to appear on the sheet of paper until you see it. We have got to speed it up.”

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