Spike Lee won his first Oscar’s Sunday night for the best custom script for “BlacKkClansman”, a much-anticipated achievement in a film career spanning decades. He is also nominated for best director.
An ecstatic Lee jumped into the presenter Samuel L. Jackson’s arms as he took the stage.
Earlier, Brooklyn-raised Lee had just received a best manuscript for “Do the Right Thing” in 1990 and a 1998 best documentary for “4 Little Girls.” an independent master and inspiration for young filmmakers “.
When Ryan Seacrest asked Lee, under E! S red carpet coverage before the ceremony, if these pieces were “water under the bridge,” the director replied, “I wouldn’t go that far.”
“BlacKkKansman” was also nominated for best picture, best support actor (Adam Driver), Best Director (Lee), Points and Editing.
Lee used the moment to rip President Trump and talk about the 2020 election. “Make the moral choice between love and hatred,” he said. “Let’s do the right thing!”