Spike Lee "clearly furious" over Green Book's Best Picture Oscars win



LOS ANGELES - Spike Lee, the famed director whose “BlacKkKlansman,” was up for the best picture award at the Oscars on Sunday night, attempted to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after it was announced that “Green Book” won the award.
He walked toward the back of the auditorium and, according to a reporter for Deadline, got into what appeared to be an intense conversation with the writer Jordan Peele. The report said that he turned his back to the stage during the speech.
Peele, who was sitting behind Lee, also declined to applaud the winner, as did others in the room.
His Oscar in hand, he walked alone toward the theatre exit while the “Green Book” producers were accepting their award.
“I’m snakebitten," Lee said while backstage. "I mean, every time somebody is driving somebody, I lose. But, they changed the seating arrangement. But, in ’89 I didn’t get nominated, so this one we did."
Lee's "Do the Right Thing" lost to "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1990. He told New York Magazine years later that "when Driving Miss Motherf—-ing Daisy won Best Picture, that hurt. [But] no one’s talking about Driving Miss Daisynow."
Lee said he had six glasses of champagne and attempted to make light of his reaction.
"Wait a minute, what reaction did you see? What did I do? No, I thought it was courtside at the Garden and the ref made a bad call. Courtside! The world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Knicks coming back next year."

Spike Lee was visibly angry when "Green Book" was announced as the winner of best picture at the Oscars, waving his arms in disgust and appearing to try to storm out of the Dolby Theatre before he was stopped at the doors. He returned to his seat when the speeches were over.
He kinda droned on and on but at the end he mentioned the elections and said everyone needs to “mobilize” against hate:
“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love vs. hate. Let’s do the right thing!”
He didn’t actually mention Trump by name, but we all know what he saying!!!

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Anyway, that’s it for the weekend. Have an Oscars open thread.
LOL!!!


On the night that Stan Lee makes the In Memoriam segment, Marvel won the first Oscars ever in the history of the MCU.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Lee.

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"I've worked hard for a long time, & its not about winning. Its about not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There's a discipline for passion, & its not about how many times you get rejected. It's about how many times you stand up & you keep going." - Lady Gaga

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This is actually terrible advice. Sometimes you need to give up and move on to something else, it could end up a lot better. Also what if your dream is something horrible like serial murder or genocide or the patriots winning another superbowl or abortion or putting mayonnaise in guacamole? You need to give up on those, bro.

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  1. Donald Trump attacks Spike Lee over 'racist hit' during Oscars acceptance speech

    President Trump on Monday blasted Spike Lee after the legendary director took a shot at him during his Oscars acceptance speech.

    “Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!” Trump tweeted.

    Lee, after winning Best-Adapted Screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman,” on Sunday night urged viewers to make the “moral choice” in the 2020 presidential race, as Trump seeks re-election.

    “When we regain our humanity it will be a powerful moment,” the “Do The Right Thing” director read from his notes.

    “The 2020 election is around the corner – let’s all mobilize and be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate,” Lee said.

    The spat with the president comes after a tumultuous 24 hours for Lee, who appeared to try to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after it was announced that “Green Book" won the award for Best Picture.

    Lee, a lifelong New York Knicks basketball fan, compared the "Green Book" win to a referee making "the wrong call."

    In a stunning move shortly after "Green Book" was announced the winner, the director walked toward the back of the auditorium, according to a reporter for Deadline.

    He eventually got back to his seat and got into what appeared to be an intense conversation with the writer Jordan Peele. The report said that Lee turned his back to the stage during the speech.

    “I’m snakebitten," Lee said while backstage. "I mean, every time somebody is driving somebody, I lose. But, they changed the seating arrangement. But, in ’89 I didn’t get nominated, so this one we did."

    Lee's "Do the Right Thing" lost to "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1990. He told New York Magazine years later that "when Driving Miss Motherf—-ing Daisy won Best Picture, that hurt. [But] no one’s talking about "Driving Miss Daisy" now."

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