While the 32-year-old actress -- who won an Oscar in 2014 for her role in 12 Years a Slave -- did not outright say she was boycotting the Academy Awards, she was not pleased that the 2016 acting nominees consisted solely of white performers.
"I am disappointed by the lack of inclusion in this year's Academy Awards nominations," Lupita posted to Instagram on Tuesday. "It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture."
She added: "The awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has has to offer today."
"This is a difficult but important conversation, and it's time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership," she said.
Jada -- who is among those boycotting the Oscars -- praised the Academy president for her commitment to change. "I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy, specifically Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for such a quick response in regard to the issue at hand," Will Smith's wife tweeted on Tuesday. "I look forward to the future."
During Sunday's Critics' Choice Awards, ET caught up with Gina Rodriguez, Niecy Nash and Tracee Ellis Ross to get their take on the Oscars boycott. See what these actresses had to say about the controversy: