Many felt Smith's lead role as Dr. Bennet Omalu in Concussion
was overlooked by the Academy, but the 47-year-old actor told Good Morning America
's Robin Roberts that the snub has nothing to do with the boycott. "Had I been nominated and no other people of color were, [Jada] would have made the video anyway. We would still be having this conversation," he said, referring to the Facebook video his wife made
asking her fellow actors to avoid the awards ceremony. "This is so deeply not about me. This is about the children that are going to sit down and watch this show and they aren't going to see themselves represented."