Spike Lee Wins First Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Jessica Lipsky
Feb 26, 2019 - 5:00
Spike Lee Wins First Oscar for 'BlacKkKlansman'

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Key Facts: Multi-hypenate filmmaker Spike Lee received his first Oscar Award on Sunday night, after three decades of writing, directing, and performing in provocative film and television. Lee’s film BlacKkKlansman – which...

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2 Replies to “Spike Lee Wins First Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’”

  1. Love this man. Well deserved – but I feel like he doesn’t need the recognition of the academy to know that his work is cherished far more greatly than most “best picture” films by the people who matter.

  2. Here is some priveledge…I have always known Spike had won an oscar, or two. Truth? As a white woman, I trusted that excellence would be recognized and rewarded. I know better, but this one checked me.

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