Will Smith to boycott Oscars

Will Smith

Will Smith says he'll be joining his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in boycotting this year's Oscars ceremony.

The move follows a furious debate about the absence of black actors in this year's nominations.

Smith, who has twice been nominated and stars in new movie Concussion, told US TV show Good Morning America that he wouldn't be attending.

“No,” he said. “My wife’s not going. It would be awkward to show up with Charlize [Theron]... we've discussed it.... We're part of this community. But at this current time, we're uncomfortable to stand there and say this is OK."

"It’s interesting, I’ve been nominated twice for Academy Awards and I’ve never lost to a white person," he said earlier in the interview. "The first time I lost to Denzel and the second time I lost to Forest Whitaker.

Watch Will Smith's Good Morning America interview below.