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Do you plan to watch the Oscars this year or boycott them to protest the lack of minority actors receiving nominations?

  • Pick choice 1 I am not going to watch and instead binge watch Spike Lee movies.
  • Pick choice 2 I plan to tune in to see how Chris Rock handles the situation.
  • Pick choice 3 I never watch. Award shows are too long and more about fashion than substance.
  • Pick choice 4 I watch every year regardless of who is nominated.
  • Pick choice 5 None of the above.

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