DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know Spike Lee won his first Academy Award of his career after more than 30 years? He won his first Oscar in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for BlacKkKlansman. The film is about the Ku Klux Klan, which was also nominated for Best Picture category. Lee took home his first-ever competitive Oscar award at the 91st Academy Award in 2019. This comes after he received an honorary Oscar in 2015 for his groundbreaking work. The legendary director was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director category. Prior to his three nominations at the 91st Academy Award, he had been nominated for an Oscar award. He was nominated in 1990 for his screenplay for Do The Right Thing and Best Documentary Feature for 4 Little Girls in 1998.
Lee has been honest in the past about his lack of recognition from the Academy. That is why he gave a rousing and emotional speech after accepting his award calling on the US to "regain its humanity" and celebrate his ancestors. He ended his speech with an impassioned plea to turn out the vote in the 2020 presidential election. Though Lee's speech never mentioned Donald Trump, it has caught the attention of him. Trump has spoken out his displeasure and disappointment for the director. If you want to see what else the director has created, then you should check out Spike Lee movies on Netflix.