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Oscars 2016: Creed nominee Sylvester Stallone thought twice about going to awards

Sylvester Stallone, thrilled to be back as an Oscar contender for the first time in 40 years, said on 8 February he had thought twice about taking part in the Oscar ceremony, because of the uproar over the scarcity of black talent in the contest. Stallone, 69, is the only person from the boxing movie Creed to be nominated for an Oscar, although the film stars African-American Michael B Jordan and was directed and written by Ryan Coogler, who also is black. Feb 9, 2016