Representatives for the academy did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.
With his current movie on deck, "The Young Messiah," Columbus is also gauging Hollywood's taste for movies with conservative or religious themes.
Columbus, who directed Harry Potter films and a plethora of classics, is producing the film, which alludes to the life of a young Jesus Christ, "is just a great story about a young boy of age 7 trying to come to terms with who he is," he said.
The filmmaker suggests that the film, which is based on an Anne Rice book, "is not that conservative."
Columbus is known for creating emotionally vivid scenes, and "The Young Messiah" is expected follow suit.
"I honestly think it's always about family," he said, in regards to what drives him to tap into relationships. "I'm just drawn to extreme emotions."
Meanwhile, boycotting the Oscars has taken on a movement of its own. Business magnate Russell Simmons' All Def Digital Company is set to premiere the All Def Movie Awards this Sunday.
The awards incited the moniker "Black Oscars," made in efforts to celebrate diversity. Simmons, a long time social activist, has joined television network Fusion Media.The enterprises have ventured into a multi-year partnership.
The award show will be hosted by Tony Rock, comedian and brother to Oscars' host, Chris Rock. It will air at the same time as the Oscars.
"Elevating underrepresented voices is core to FUSION's mission and we are thrilled that the All Def Movie Awards will be an event for us to celebrate the diversity that makes our culture so rich," FUSION's CEO Isaac Lee, said in a statement.