Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith is standing by his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, in her efforts to stand up for representation after the predominately white nominees were announced for this year's Academy Awards.
“Everyone is beautiful and deserving and is fantastic, but it feels like it’s going the wrong direction,” Will Smith told ABC News. "We've discussed it... We're part of this community but at this current time, we're uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is OK."
Smith was predicted to receive a nomination for his role in "Concussion," which further stirred controversy regarding the Academy's judgments. The actor first heard of his wife's stance against the Oscars while he was out of the country, and was blown away by her initiative.
"She's deeply passionate and when she is moved she has to go,” Smith said. “I heard her words and I was knocked over. I was happy to be married to that woman."
Watch the full interview below.