Alfonso Ribeiro Oscars Are Small Fish ... But Will Was Still Worthy

1/27/2016 9:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Alfonso Ribeiro's got a message for his pal Will Smith -- don't sweat the Oscars, 'cause they're just not that big of a deal.

Alfonso told us he thinks black people "have bigger fish to fry than the Oscars." In fact, he has a different perspective -- in Hollywood, anyway -- about awards in general.

What's odd is he's still waving the flag for Will to win one of those trophies, and he's got a take on all the Oscar protests

Check out rebel Carlton! Not often ya get to see that.