Jada Pinkett Smith has thrown her support behind the ‘fantastic’ diversity across this year’s Oscar nominations.

Along with husband Will Smith, the 45-year-old has previously been vocal in calling out the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences for under-representing ethnic actors – but says 2017 is a different story.

‘I feel really fantastic. It’s a beautiful thing to see,’ she told Variety, following the Oscar nominations reveal on Tuesday.

‘We had a lot of exceptional films this year. I’m glad to see that projects like Hidden Figures, Fences and Moonlight are getting recognition. I’m very proud this morning.’

The Gotham star added that the current political climate surrounding President Donald Trump made it even more important for Hollywood ‘to represent’ Americans properly on-screen.

‘Because of the state that this country is in, as artists it’s so important we use our platform to help shine light on how we want to be identified as a country,’ she added.

‘I look at this beautiful step towards that. Just our participation as artists in this time of how went want to represent our country, what is the messaging we want the world to see.

‘As artists, we have strong voices. We create strong imagery in regards to the identity of our country. It’s important that we take responsibility for that.’

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