Clint Eastwood Reacts to #OscarsSoWhite: "A lot of people are crying"

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood has bashed the Oscar race controversy just hours after Charlotte Rampling defended her comments saying the backlash was "anti-white".

When asked what he thought about the controversy surrounding Hollywood's biggest award show, Eastwood told TMZ he didn't know anything about it.

The 85-year-old then added: 'All I know is there's thousands of people in the Academy and a lot of them, the majority of them, haven't won Oscars.'

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Clint Eastwood has won four Academy Awards during his long acting career - Best Director and Best Picture in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby and Best Director and Best Picture in 1993 for Unforgiven.

But Eastwood bashed those calling for a boycott of the ceremony after no non-white actors were nominated in the acting categories for the second year in a row, adding: 'A lot of people are crying, I guess.'  

The director is the latest industry insider to address the latest criticism and calls for change after the Oscar nominations were announced on January 14th, and not a single actor of color received a nomination for the second year in a row.

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