2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network:
"No justice, no peace. Alright. We're here today at a gathering that has been called in the last few days to put the Academy and the movie industry on notice. That last year when they came with an all white nomination at the top of the Oscar night, they said we'll do better. Give us a chance. We did. They did nothing."
3. Sharpton talking with someone
4. Tight of protest sign
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network:
"Well I think the way you get it to change is the way you've done it with other entities. The advertisers have to make a choice that once the public rises up, then do they risk losing customers and do they risk the wrath of regulators and congressional people that have to approve certain things in order to keep advertising with something that refuses to join the twenty first century."
6. Various of protest
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network:
"It doesn't represent America when you look at the fact that America is increasingly diverse and the Academy Awards tonight on television will be increasingly not showing that. Yes they'll have blacks on stage but none of them can win in the top twenty awards."
8. Various of protesters
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network:
"It's the continued marginalization of people and Hollywood is one of the last ones that needs to catch up. They claim to be liberal in Hollywood but you couldn't tell from their selection the last two years."
Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday threatened larger protests against Hollywood and the Academy Awards if the ceremony doesn't improve diversity among its top nominees.
Sharpton led dozens of protesters who marched and chanted for diversity in the film industry just blocks away from the venue where the Oscars will be handed out Sunday.
Sharpton has called audiences to boycott of the ceremony, and Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and director Spike Lee have said they would not attend Sunday's ceremony, which is being hosted by Chris Rock.