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Silence is golden for big Hollywood stars on Oscar boycott

The US has bigger issues to tackle: Dustin Hoffman

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DIVIDED WE STAND: While Will Smith (left) has announced his intention to stay away from the Feb 28 Oscar awards ceremony in protest over long-running lack of diversity in the movie industry, Lupita Nyong'o has called for change and has signalled no intention to stay at home.

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WILL Smith and Spike Lee may be shunning the Oscars party next month but while the absence from the contest of actors of colour for a second year has sparked hand-wringing in Hollywood, few other celebrities plan to follow their lead.

A week after nominations were