There is a bit of a dust up going on right now in Hollywood. It seems some actors "of color" are wicked off about the Oscar nominations. They say there is a "lack of diversity" in The Oscars and they are not going to attend. But wait... the host is Chris Rock. I guess a host doesn't get the same cache as a nominee, all but one of whom will lose, right? Spike Lee has a film out this year. I've never seen one of his films, and I can't imagine I ever would. The subject matter doesn't appeal to me. Will Smith, who's wife Jada is leading the charge on this diversity issue, is a leading actor in a motion picture. But the film is "Concussion" which is a story of a doctor who determined football players were susceptible to brain damage. An astounding discovery. Not interested in the story, which came out at Christmas for reasons I don't understand, and from the trailers it doesn't look like much of an acting job. My favorite actor of all time is John Wayne. He was a better actor than a lot of people give him credit for, but boy was short-changed at The Oscars. Some say it was because of his politics. He was a Hawk, which was the early term for conservative, and made him something of an oddity in Hollywood in the 1940's, 50's and 60's. A lot of people think he should have won for The Searchers in 1956 and to a lesser extent for Sands of Iwo Jima in 1949. But when he didn't win, or at times wasn't nominated, he didn't go sour grapes on The Oscars. He finally won in 1969 for True Grit. There are those think that was kind of a "make up" award for his treatment in the preceding decades. As for the current dust up... whatever. I think we achieve diversity in these fields when we no longer have to talk about it. It's not about what color you are, it's about how good your work is.