Sylvester Stallone considered boycotting the February 28 Oscar ceremony due to the lack of diversity in this year's nominations.
The 69-year-old action star, nominated in best supporting actor category for Creed, said he spoke to his director Ryan Coogler, who is African-American, about whether or not he should attend, reported a magazine.
"I spoke with Ryan Coogler when this happened. I said, 'Ryan how do you want to handle this? Because I really believe you are responsible for me being here'. I said, 'If you don't want me to go, I won't.' He said, 'I want you to go.' That's the kind of guy he is. He wanted me to stand up for the film," Stallone said
Coogler and Creed star Michael B Jordan were considered one the biggest snubs by the Academy voters this year. But the Rambo star feels things will change for the better in the future.
"It's a matter of time. Eventually, all talent will rise to the top. It's a matter of getting a new paradigm, a new way of thinking," he said.
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