Iconic director Spike Lee finally won his first ever Oscar award after being nominated 5 times since 1990. Lee won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman at the 91st annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

During his acceptance speech, the famed actor/director leaped into actor Samuel L. Jackson's arms, as actress Brie Larson laughed.

Lee, 61, shared his honor backstage with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, and their son, Jackson Lee. Lee paid tribute to the late pop icon Prince by wearing a head-to-toe purple suit designed by Oswald Boateng as a nod to Prince's hit movie Purple Reign. As well as a solid gold pendant inspired by Prince's unpronounceable symbol that the singer changed his name to in protest of his "slave contract" under Warner Bros. Records. Prince, who was then and forever known as TAFKAP - "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince" - later copyrighted the symbol as "Love symbol #2".

He added a dash of nostalgia to his wardrobe with the same "LOVE" and "HATE" knuckle rings worn by the character Radio Raheem (played by the late Bill Nunn) in his 1989 film Do the Right Thing.

Lee completed his look with an exclusive pair of Oscars gold Air Jordan sneakers by Tinker Hatfield, commissioned by Michael Jordan for Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, which has produced 35 films since 1983.

Lee was reportedly furious when the movie Green Book won Best Picture over fan favorite Black Panther. He walked to the back of the Dolby Theater to let off steam after actress Julia Roberts announced Green Book had won Best Picture.

"Spike Lee Pulls A Kanye" wrote Deadline.com's Pete Hammond.

"He then turned back and appeared to get into an intense conversation with Jordan Peele, who was behind him. He was pacing the aisle and stormed to the back of the auditorium. When he came back, he turned his back to the stage during the speech."

"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," added Associated Press reporter Andrew Dalton. "He returned to his seat when the speeches were over."

Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Congrats to Spike and all the winners. Aunt Sandra I hope you keep this same energy and do an exclusive on the excellence that is Brenda, Regina King.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Congrats Spike ??????

  • Tiff J

    His wife is very pretty. Don't they also have a daughter?

  • Sircaput

    I thought Green Book was a very good movie but not Best Picture worthy, and I really don't think Black Panther was Best picture worthy either I would have given it to A Star is Born or Bohemian Rhapsody.

  • LYRICS

    Spike looks like he fits into pockets, he gets smaller and smaller anytime I see him! lol Congrats to Spike!

  • Fire & Ice

    Did anyone seriously think YT was going to give Black Panther best picture?!?!

  • Strappyheels

    ??????????????????????????????????????

  • WinterIsComing

    Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I love Spike’s outfit. It’s about time he received an Oscar. Growing up, Crooklyn was my favorite movie. I snuck and watched School Daze as a kid, as an adult and member of the Divine Nine, it is one of my favorite movies this very day.

  • WinterIsComing

    Did you hear about the controversy surrounding Green Book?

  • Phillybruh

    Neither Black Panther ( Was just ok) or the Green Book were even that good. At least too me. Kinda mad If Beale Street could talk wasn't nominated.

  • the guest

    LOVE SPIKE LEE!

    It's about time.

    #40Acres
    #DoTheRightThing

  • Tiff J

    School Daze is one of my favs too.

  • Phillybruh

    He was robbed for Malcolm X

  • oshh16

    That it was whitewashed and not even about the Green book?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I'm gonna go ahead and be the Negative Nancy again... But it seems strange that since the complaints about lack of diverdity in award winning when it comes to Blacks and all the whining and pleading for acceptance IN THE INDUSTRY vs RIGHTFULLY WINNING all of a sudden BLACK HAVE BEEN AWARDED.. let the record show it will be business as usual next year. KEEP THOSE STANKING AWARDS.

  • hottlanta

    Glad 2 see hbcu 2 morehouse men on stage. Loved it when Samuel L. Jackson talked about how Spike gave him a job in the movie do thé right thing when he was overcoming drug addiction. I was like sam u wasnt acting as the crackhead son u was for real. My fab from Spike was malcolm x shes gotta have it and when the levees broke which brought me 2 tears

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Right...

  • WinterIsComing

    I need to re watch it. Is that your favorite Spike Lee joint?

  • Sircaput

    I heard there was but still do not know what it is.

  • WinterIsComing

    Yup.

  • oshh16

    Gator, yep in Jungle Fever was a very accurate and heartbreaking portrayal.

  • Phillybruh

    I could see your point if these weren't phenomenal performances though. I mean at some point if these superhero movies continue to be juggernauts at the box office they have to recognize them and black panther was the beneficiary of that this year.

  • WinterIsComing

    The black man’s family was upset and didn’t give the film their blessing because it was full of lies about him. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/5527806/green-book-movie-controversy

  • Pamela

    Most certainly as was Denzel imho

  • Phillybruh

    And Angela again.

  • WinterIsComing

    Yessssss love a Morehouse man! Samuel L Jackson has to be the most successful former crack addict in the history of crack.

  • WinterIsComing

    Agreed-we want more than trophies, we want opportunities too! But it is nice to see folks be awarded who have long deserved it.

  • Phillybruh

    No its School Daze....I introduced my boys to both of them last weekend and Do the right thing.

  • what?why

    Wow, his behavior speaks volumes.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    I’m glad they finally got the approval needed for one’s validation..They were worthy before and so are many others..#FtheOscars

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Not AT ALL SAYING THAT THE AWARDS WERE NOT DESERVING.... Because every since I been watching film Blacks have portrayed and have been PHENOMINAL FOR YEARS and WORTHY OF AWARD EVERY YEAR... My point is that it takes a shakedown for blacks to be recognized and awarded without protest!

  • Phillybruh

    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. They can thank Jada.

  • Sircaput

    oh wow

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses.
    He deserved, well well over due!
    He was dripping last night! The Gold Js and Gangster socks!
    I got super excited when Samuel L came out, I just knew that was going to be a moment.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes....said no one ever!!! I am just glad it was give the acknowledgements that it was given. IMO that's a win and a start.

  • tintin

    oh school daze was nice. and i love jungle fever too.

  • Yardgirl

    Totally robbed!!

  • Yardgirl

    Come though with my favorite color Spike, I was so happy for him!! He has more than shown the academy his greatness and I think him being outspoken came off camera had hurt him in years past (ole salty a$$ saltines!!) Now that the entire world is watching them (this is when social media works) they had to finally give him his due (he was ROBBED for Malcolm X!!)

  • Soda

    So Prince's hit movie was Purple Reign??

  • Fire & Ice

    I'm happy for Regina. However, I feel like most of this was to quiet the noise. Like ok, we gave y'all some sh*t, now be quiet.

  • Lady_Elle

    I felt it had an EXCELLENT chance!
    But after tuning in to Adam Ruins everything... that cleared it up for me!
    It is NOT necessarily the best... who can spend $$$ and offer best gifts to sway the voters!

  • Topic Influencer

    Not here for Spike. Glad he won. So glad for his award. Still not here for him tho.

  • Connie

    My daughter and I looove Crooklyn!!

  • Fire & Ice

    All of these award shows are rigged! There's a lot of wheeling and dealing that goes on behind the scenes. These shows are rarely about the craft itself.

  • Lady_Elle

    That sucks!

    I guess those that have the MOST $$$ to buy influence wins!

    No incentive to watch the award shows!
    :-(

  • Coy little wink

    So I was at Nells in NYC one night and spotted Spike Lee surrounded by a bunch of women...went over to say Hi I'm a fan and his security stopped me...not sure why but I was like really...ninja please!

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Outta here. On my way to the gym, getting ready for my close-up. Leaving you in charge.

  • Connie

    Why?

  • Marlika

    I have yet to see this movie. It doesn’t interest me.?????

  • Coy little wink

    Yes. That's is the proper spelling

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Spike sounds petty and immature.
    Most people knew that it was very unlikely that action movie would win for Best Picture.

  • oshh16

    Mine as well, I was like 12 or 13 when it came out. The soundtrack is favorite also.

  • MsPam

    Why did he have security, I cannot stand him.

  • Coy little wink

    Girrrrlllll idk. He was holding court like a king. His wife wasn't there either..

  • TawnyDelux

    I wasnt expecting Black Panther to win, but Greenbook? Wasn't ready for that.

  • MsPam

    Yes they do m

  • Wreckognize Game

    His wife is probably hanging in there for the last name. He is a mess

  • Peace

    Spike Lee put on so many Stars. Gave them they first roles in major movies. Sam Jackson, Wesley snipes, so many others.
    Spike Lee is Legend like it or not.

  • Yardgirl

    The only good thing is that the movie and her role was deserving of the word !

  • Wile E. Coli

    Spike is a moron.

  • Topic Influencer

    I didnt say he wasnt. I agree. he has done alot. His Oscar was deserved. NEVER said it wasnt.

  • Coy little wink

    looks like she picks him up during sex...

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Congrats to Spike,Regina and Mahershala.

  • Coy little wink

    He fell off and he is full of himself perhaps?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I wonder if green book won because of the controversy.

  • EasyBreezy

    Denzel, Sidney, and Mahershala were likely horrified by SL's lack of dignity. The ancestors were likely doing spins in heaven! Sure, be excited. But, the 5-finger ring, the purple suit, sneakers, porter's hat, throwing shade THROUGHOUT his post Oscar interview, walking out after the Best Pic announcement, etc., was rather N@@@erish, IMO. If you don't agree, don't respond. I said what I said. I was embarrassed for him AND his lovely wife. But, I DO congratulate SL on his win.

  • Topic Influencer

    Bc he caused all that gatdamn ruckus about Oscars So White. Stop seeking the white man's validation. Tried to shame Chris Rock over hosting that year and turn down his check...yet his ass was up there last night all jumping in folk arms over winning. Like sir..SIR https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2f1ce2ba3ebe9efdb2c4aaa1ee7551ef7d5b25b44b48d7039d5a580d9d7d9be.gif

  • Soda

    Two totally different words.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow some people will never be happy.
    Oh well!!!

  • Coy little wink

    I know but reign definitely fits...and a play on words..

  • Soda

    Stop ?.

  • Coy little wink

    Why? You know Sandra likes to bait folks...

  • EasyBreezy

    Which is it?

  • Topic Influencer

    the new tribute show in honor of the movie is named this. Kinda odd. Why they cant call it Purple Rain The Tribute Show?

    Purple Reign is a Future album.

  • Soda

    Because if Prince wanted that to be the name he would have done so.

  • Topic Influencer

    My two faves too.

  • WhoKnew

    Congrats to Spike. But I'm not here for a grown man jumping into the arms of another grown man. Keep that shyt on the lo.

    Regina King looked great. Glad she won but very disappointed she is letting this this renewed success go to her head. I read last week she pulled a "don't you know who I am" move. I thought she was more humble than that.

    Lady Goo Goo Ga Ga took the fakery to the next level. I'm glad the man on stage called her out for congratulating herself. What a friggin narcissist. I read that's what broke up her engagement.

    It was a boring show as expected and I just raced through the fastforward so they could miss me with all the fake "shi shi foo foo fart fart" people.

  • WinterIsComing

    Issa classic.

  • EasyBreezy

    Regina King looked FABULOUS. Simple elegance at it's best. Malcolm Jamal Warner who? Go, girl. I will be forever salty about the way he broke up with my girl....

  • Fire & Ice

    The bits and pieces that I saw, you can tell that she was phenomenal.

  • Coy little wink

    Its a compliment...no disrespect to me but ok

  • Coffee1st

    I hate you even brought that up. Shakes my head everytime I think about it. Denzel played the shizznit out that role.

  • the guest

    Beautiful family. Son looks just like dad and daughter looks just like mom. Real sweet family. So happy for Mr. Spike Lee!

  • WhoKnew

    Little negra can't fight his way out of a white cotton sock. That's why.

  • Soda

    Since he's dressed in purple, I'll say that Spike is standing in the Purple Reign. ?

  • Fire & Ice

    There really isn't any real incentive to watch.

  • 11pink123

    So I’m the only one that think that hug is inappropriate for two straight married men? A trophy ain’t never that serious.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So he mad because the white folks gave other white folks an award at the white folks award show

  • Coffee1st

    Did What's Love Got To Do With It ever win anything?
    Laurence and Angela were PHENOMENAL in that movie.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Oh my goooodness! *Shenanae's voice* Ms. Sandra, did you get any sleep last night? You've been on a blogging marathon here recently. Thanks for the hard work, but please take care of yourself.

  • Fire & Ice

    So because yt finally decided to throw some trinkets our way, we shouldn't call it for what it is?

  • Topic Influencer

    He did her dirty AF. Still salty over that

  • Coffee1st

    Spike has always been petty.
    But he gave us DTRT and MBB....(just to name my faves)
    just let lil man be who he is - Great AND Petty.

  • Trey

    Why did this grown man wrap his legs around another grown man?

  • Trey

    Agreed 100%..I had to turn the channel when he started talking. The man has no class and no dignity...and Blakkansman was not even that good of a movie

  • Coy little wink

    I saw it and thought it was pretty decent. Its based on a true story what were your issues with it?

  • Gloria

    Congrats Spike. I wasn’t a fan of blackklannsman but it was long overdue for him to get an Oscar. He’s a great director.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Darn, I just logged on and here you go. Why did I know it wasn't going to be too long before you said something funny as hail? ??

  • Trey

    It won because it was a better constructed movie with good performances

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    For two straight men who are secure in their sexuality, it's clearly not a big deal to them. It's just all about the emotion and enthusiasm of the moment.

  • Yardgirl

    I am still salty too and was just talking to my sis about this!! He will forever get the side-eye/stank-eye!!

  • Trey

    I thought it was a forgettable movie...with forgettable performances. Washington was making a white person voice like it was a joke the entire movie....I couldnt even take it serious

  • Yardgirl

    THIS^^

  • Coy little wink

    I'm a Prince fanatic myself so ?

  • Yardgirl

    Very unlikely periodT and it has nothing to do with race because none of the others were even nominated.

  • Yardgirl

    Agree!

  • Baaba Sanders

    I read that the film was based only on the white man’s perspective even though the protagonist was the black man-Don Shirley- thus, playing on the “white saviour” angle.

  • Topic Influencer

    If I recall correctly he did Karen Malina White (Charmaine Cosby Show/A Different World and was on Malcolm and Eddie) dirty as hell TOO.

  • NewNew

    I know that's right. I'll hold that anger for Regina just like I'll hold Mashonda's. That Blended Family book still pisses me off ??

  • NewNew

    I've seen him multiple times on Martha's vineyard and he's always been friendly. My coworker saw him there during his honeymoon 25 years ago and had the same experience. Maybe he just wasn't feeling it that day. They are human too.

  • more

    Nah he has always kept it real! Without him we would not have some of the films we have today

  • Connie

    Cool. iono how I forgot that.

  • more

    You need help

  • more

    You are reaching

  • Topic Influencer

    Its like the Mandela Effect. They want us to forget lol. Yall know my elephant memory. #NeverForget.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Mahershala This guy can ACT!! I like eveyThing he does I just finished true detective the way he play an old man with Alzheimer’s!! And the show was going back and forth between him being young and old chiiiii that man is talented!! I have added him to my list with Denzel and samual L on it

  • Topic Influencer

    Loved him since Benjamin Buttons.

  • Coffee1st

    {Shrugs}... Petty. Keeping it real.
    Depends on perspective I guess.
    Thanks for echoing my sentiment regarding the legendary films he's gifted us with.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    People complain when they don't get anything then they complain that when they do get something it's not valid.
    Maybe you should stop caring about white people period and you'll be much happier.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yep right round that same time Jada smith spoke out said he and will would no longer be attending now look!! I bet she sitting there like ????? This is why we can’t have nice things. The academy knew what they were doing this year to get back in the good graces of some black folks the same way the super bowl /NFL knew to have it down in Atlanta

  • Coy little wink

    But isn't that what happened in real life? He fooled the Klan with his voice, nothing more

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Reflexes?
    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • JV

    I haven't seen it, but it sounds like a really shallow premise, made by a racist guy who exposed himself to co-workers. Urgh. This is why no one watches crap like the Oscars.

  • cpatterson_22

    This is the Color Purple snub all over again. The empowering black movie (Black Panther) losing to white savior movie (Greenbook) again, despite the fact that the family says the movie was a lie.

  • Fire & Ice

    I don't need white people's validation, to feel as if we've arrived. Unfortunately, many blacks regardless of success, need that stamp of approval.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ain’t nobody even mentioned her someone should have shouted her out cuz her and will STILL at attended since she said she was done!

  • Topic Influencer

    He was always too vocal IMO about how other black men in the industry made money. Thats why him and Samuel L fell out to start with years ago. Over Jackie Brown movie. he had issue with SLJ in it over Tarantino’s use of N word in the script I think I recall. Then he was mad at QT/SLJ working together again on Django.

    He had something to say over Tyler Perry.

    Then didnt want Chris Rock to do the hosting gig the year of Oscars So White.

    He is an annoying ass little man with that mess. TEND TO YOU.

  • JV

    I'm not surprised it won, because I have no faith in the Oscars, but it was a truly terrible selection.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yet you're the only one who sounds pressed about it.

  • Trey

    hahahaha

  • Topic Influencer

    If I am not mistaken, Will had his ass DERE last night. At least was somewhere that was Oscar adjacent. STOP saying what you will NEVER do and then reneg on it to suit you when you see fit. Or expect folks to totally forget your previous stance on XYZ subject. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/066bbd903fce2f6ab238a095c79b7d4a22f70f3039447c8e5ebca0b4fa2c4330.jpg

  • iWasteTime

    I thought that too. I was beat that it won. I love Black Panther and if it couldn't have won I was here for VICE to get it

  • Fire & Ice

    K ?

  • WinterIsComing

    I love a petty mofo!

  • iWasteTime

    What it the tea.
    I ain't know Theo was with Brenda and what he do to Charmaine Tyesha Brown!?!

  • Carrington

    I love these discussions... we're always outraged when black films lose because we feel like the black film should've won (and in some cases, this is very true)... but, when you ask the people who are the most pissed at the winning film if they've seen the winning film - the answer is almost ALWAYS, "no".
    I saw Black Panther and I was right there for it as far as the Black Power movement it inspired at flick theaters (and I bought the DVD after it came out too)... but, I know I ain't the only one who thought it wasn't really all that. It was inspiring, but nothing fantastic when compared to most superhero movies in my opinion.

  • Yoni7

    Well what was the chick name that died of stomach cancer? I thought he was with her. I think she may have played on Family Matters. I could be wrong. My memory is limited on certain things nowadays.

  • Topic Influencer

    the same way the super bowl /NFL knew to have it down in Atlanta
    ^^^^^^^^
    Not that I even give a shit about the funky ass NFL, but they awarded that Super Bowl to Atlanta PRE Colin Kap kneeling. I keep seeing this. Super Bowls are awarded 2-3 years in advance. When ATL got that Super Bowl Colin was still employed as the quarterback of the SF 49'ers.

  • Topic Influencer

    Michelle Thomas. He was with her. She passed. Then Karen Malina White. Then Regina King. Then popped up with a baby a year after he dumped Regina.

  • CPA

    I may be alone in this but Green Book was absolutely an amazing movie and I loved it. It deserved to win IMO

  • Topic Influencer

    They were together 8 years and I read on a long ago gossip site he basically did the same thing he did to Regina. Broke up with her no reason out the clear blue.

  • Coy little wink

    Well he was surrounded by women in a nightclub not with his family or wife but I get that...

  • Yoni7

    Oh wow!

  • EasyBreezy

    A baby! Chile.....

  • Yardgirl

    Yep, heard that too!! He has a type and also a "type" of way ending relationships. No cool sir!

  • oshh16

    It was dry and that is how I left the theater. While understanding the cultural significance it just wasn't a great superhero flick or film period.

  • EasyBreezy

    Indeed. He WAS robbed for Malcolm X. However, Spike's tomfoolery last night was unfortunate.

  • SweetTEE

    Chile.... ?. That was literally what happened in real life?

  • EasyBreezy

    You've nailed it, rose!

  • Coy little wink

    I mean when you depict a true story you should stick to the facts ?

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile, SLJ will forever be immortalized for being THE theatrical crackhead! And lest we forget, Clarence Williams III will FOREVER be remembered as my favorite heroin addict (Sugar Hill).

  • wonderwoman

    I agree Green Book was an amazing movie. It should of won Best Picture.

  • Ebony Starr

    I still love Crooklyn!

  • Ebony Starr

    I just watched it again, for Black History Month.

  • Fire & Ice

    I felt the same way. BP was ok, nothing spectacular. I felt it was more hype than anything. The costumes and cinematography was amazing though.

  • Phillybruh

    It was Iron Man but with the black panther suit

  • EasyBreezy

    Mashonda! Yes, chile. That was a tremendously hot mess, regardless of how little make-up Alicia wears.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Going slightly off topic...

    https://i.imgflip.com/2ugx9p.jpg

  • Mielle Downey

    Lil weirdo

  • Coffee1st

    Lol. To each his own. Honestly, when you think about it, we all have our petty moments.

  • Malai

    LMAOOO

  • Anyway

    Reading these comments it's clear.... that black people are easily appeased. these are the same people who proudly cheered.....because Halle Berry was awarded for doing pornography.

  • Sassie

    I get what you are saying and I agree.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Didnt care that much about the awards, but I definitely liked what Spike said:
    "“The 2020 election is right around the corner,” he said. “Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing.”"

  • Harley

    Some people feel Green Book won because of the white saviour theme. The family members weren’t even allowed to have say with this movie and many state the white guy didn’t even drive him around that much. But hey that’s what they do in Hollywood!

    Congrats to Spike! It is his time! He has always been vocal and real and I loved the movie too

  • Harley

    ??????

  • Phillybruh

    I was happy she was awarded because she was the first in a very long time, however I was not happy for what she was awarded for, the same with Denzel.

  • Harley

    Why can’t grown men show they are exited? What’s with all the toxic masculinity?

  • WinterIsComing

    Oh absolutely!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I hate Monster's Ball and I hate the fact that that's how Halle won her Oskar

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Shut up

  • Harley

    Swizz has that little girl with a woman from Europe while before he got with Alicia so he was a snake way before she came in the picture

  • dblogged

    Who cares. All of this is vanity

  • NewNew

    ???
    I support the 'less is more' look but the girl could use some eye liner and a tinted lip gloss, but that's just my opinion. No matter how wholesome she may try to look she's still just a homewrecker to me. ??????

  • Harley

    I liked it too

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You’re an idiot, shut up.

  • Harley

    That’s what Ron Stallworth did in real life so that’s what he did in the movie ?????

  • Harley

    ??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    White troll stop lying

  • NewNew

    True, but as a woman she's at fault as well. Just like I would never have dated a man who neglects his children she should never have inserted herself into their marriage. Swizz is grimey and so is she.

  • NewNew

    Really?!? This is news to me!

  • NewNew

    Myra! She was gorgeous

  • Browneyes

    with his non acting azz

  • Harley

    He was very cool and chill when I met him.

  • NewNew

    Love that we use their character's names!

  • NewNew

    Agreed

  • WhoKnew

    I commented earlier that I was glad Spike had won for his past and present accomplishments but that Mofo was looking old as hell like he just came up for air after being under the Underground Railroad. Is he wearing Depends now? Don't say it. I'm going to give myself a timeout and go stand in the corner. LOL.

  • WhoKnew

    Agree as well.

  • NewNew

    Yes, it's always the great white hope.

  • Harley

    Yeah sticky situation.

  • NewNew

    Ha! ?

  • NewNew

    I agree on Black Panther. I enjoyed it but didn't think it was all that either. Glad it got so much acclaim though.

  • NewNew

    The Color Purple should win every award. The story was fantastic, the cinematography was spot on, the music was he absolute best (Shug Avery honey!), the acting was monumental. Can you tell it's my favorite movie of all time? When I got married i couldn't wait to say (in my head) "I'se married now!"

  • Anyway

    Same here...so many black women could have won for previous roles. Angela for what's love got to do with it...The beautiful Cicely Tyson, or Whoopi for the color purple.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. But it's a start. They opened the door for other to follow after them.

  • Anyway

    Why because I'm speaking the truth? Berry is on tape getting mutted raw in her booty hole.... by one of the nastiest white men in Hollywood. This is what she was awarded for. But hey she won an award so that all that counts right?

  • EMILY POST

    Vanity awards.... Hollywood is as Hollywood does.

  • NewNew

    Indeed!

  • TamG

    You’re not alone. I loved the movie too and do not and will not break my neck to find offense where none is intended. I think that movie was about the Black man helping the White man to grow as much as much as the other way around.

    Modern day leftists will ruin anything if you let them. Spike Lee used to seem like a smart, serious person. Now however he is just another clown on the bandwagon of idiot unhinged leftists nincompoops. He looks and acts like such a clown now, like maybe he’s even on drugs or something.

  • Phillybruh

    Wait in what cinematic world is black panther in the same realm as the color purple.

  • Anji

    You're oh so right here. Still glad he won.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am sure you heard President Petty's response.
    Instead of preparing for his summit later this week PP was up late watching the Oscars.

  • TransMichelle

    So Spike got his Anti-The Donald award. I guess he satisfied the leftist-libtards enough. Only anti-Trumpers are allowed to win. Here is your picture of success for the black community.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/222d324c7e483e05e080e3eb9f427627404e94656c0368ac8ad85e42912f0b42.jpg

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    I thought black people did not need validation from white folks. Spike sure looks happen to get the award. lol....Make up your minds black Hollywood!

  • Yardgirl

    Agree!! ??????????

  • TransMichelle

    I agree. That would have been Oscar worthy when Oscars was actually worth something. Angela Basset should have gotten an Oscar for "What's Love Got To Do With It" too.

  • NuBeauty

    WTF????

  • Wreckognize Game

    Spike didn’t really CARE about getting an Oscar because
    1. He had on a special pair of Jordans
    2. He wrote a meaningful speech
    3. He jumped on Samuel L like Sam just returned from the Gulf Coast War
    Ok, Spike?

  • Phillybruh

    That's his picture of success.

  • NuBeauty

    Happy For Spike Lee. We deserved!!!!!. This man have made some GREAT classic films. He should have been received an award for his work, a long time ago!!!

  • ???TheRider???

    Mo betta makes it mo betta!

  • TransMichelle

    Yep, a black man in a dress. What a shame the black community accepts anything now. Black folks still haven't' learned that following white liberals is not the road to black society empowerment. He's a mess.

  • Phillybruh

    Again as I said, that is that particular mans picture of success. If he wants to wear a gown to the Oscars after he has reached the top of his craft then that's what he wants too do. Plenty of black men dressed in regular tux's I guess you find fault if they are any other fabric other cotton and and other color other than black.

  • TransMichelle

    So you call that creature a man? Black people are so brainwashed there's no hope. Listen to this brother here he cleans it up quite well.
    https://youtu.be/I1DfigpMZ-Y

  • Phillybruh

    I mean your trans so why are you even bothered by how he decides to present himself. All I know is he's a helluva an actor on stage and screen.

  • TransMichelle

    I'm not a trannie clown. How many times I have to tell you anti-American imbeciles my name stands for your golden-girl TransMichelleObama. This "thing in a dress" is an embarrassment. You've been brainwashed by white liberals and support anything the media puts out there. Poor black people totally lost.

  • leapyearpisces

    I have no dog in this fight. Tired seeing men in dresses, but in this instance you gonna have to convince me real hard that he and Adina Porter are NOT THE SAME people. I know they say they are not, and they are not related. At any rate, I love Billy / Adina Porter as an actor /actress. They are have some real acting chops.

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  • leapyearpisces

    The Gemini wanted to watch them last night and I just rolled my eyes and continued pinning me some recipes on pinterest (I'm into Nigerian and Ethiopian dishes now). It all was so fake and phony. Who still watching Grammy's and Oscars etc. in 2019. I mean especially when you can get the highlights (i.e., who wore what) on the blogs. I must say though, that necklace that Lady Gaga had on....BAAAAAAAAAYYYBAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY..BAYYYYYYBAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY. I know for a fact, that NECKLACE had to have its own bodyguard....HAD TO!!!!

  • Anyway

    I got told to shut up for calling Halle Berry out. She was awarded for doing pornography....yet black people were oh so proud. If she had been Asian..Hispanic.. or Native American..they would have been ashamed of her.

  • Anyway

    I heard his critique first thing this morning. He's pretty deep, along with "children it's real out here".

  • TransMichelle

    Yes he has some interesting commentary sometimes.

  • leapyearpisces

    and honestly, hate to say it...it has been downhill for her every since....I mean its the truth though. I hate that movie with a deep passion. I don't even understand the meaning, purpose behind it...same with precious....and that DREADFUL Mississippi Damn! I straight up wanted to jump off a bridge after Watching Mississippi Damn. OMG I wanted to off myself. It was THAT depressing, and so was Monster's Ball.

  • Phillybruh

    I thought you were a transsexual who was angry over your life decisions. Oh well, are you even black?

  • EasyBreezy

    Can't you just see them around a big conference table, talkin' mucho sh@t about the culture (except when they need us)?

  • hottlanta

    Clarence William let me pause for a moment of silence. My forever crush.

  • leapyearpisces

    I've yet to see it, and don't have a desire to. It was just that the theatres where I lived stayed packed and sold out, and by the time things settled down, I wasn't interested anymore. I cannot wait to see if Beale Street Could Talk. They only showed it in ONE theatre in my area which was still like 30-45 minutes away from me, and it had weird, funky showtimes go figure.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Stop liking your own comments

  • EasyBreezy

    I agree, but HE was on the wrong side of history with that tomfoolery last night.

  • leapyearpisces

    Girl ONE of my favorite movies of ALL TIME and will always be...along with the Neverending Story (don't judge me, LOL), but I know EVERY single line by heart, and my friends laugh at me because I am always quoting lines from it..but I tell them, its always a situation for a Color Purple quote, and the book is MORE amazing than the movie. Off topic, I wish somebody would turn the following books into movies- The Darkest Child, God Don't Ugly, and Dopefiend.

  • leapyearpisces

    I enjoyed Black kKlansman, but I thought it peculiar for it to get all the acclaim that it did when Spike has made so many movies that would blow Black kKlansman out the water. Black kKlansman won an Oscar but Not Do the Right Thing, or Jungle Fever or Mo Better Blues (which is one of my favorite movies)? I mean Spike has made some GROUNDBREAKING movies, She's Gotta Have it, School Daze...but he gets an Oscar for the movie that honestly (even though I liked it) could have been a straight to DVD movie.

  • Coffee1st

    That was a beautiful movie.

  • leapyearpisces

    Word been on the skreet since last week, that the paddywagon would be waiting outside for her to take her STRAIGHT to REHAB. She done fell off the wagon, HARD...allegedly.

  • Anyway

    You're a nut! I don't like my own comments. Those likes are from other people who feel the same way. There's actually people out here who don't believe that everything is a "win".

  • cpatterson_22

    Never said they were in the same realm, only how white savior movies always beat the black savior movies.

  • NewNew

    I'll be sure to add those all to my reading list as I've never heard of them before.

    I too can recite almost every line of TCP by heart too! What's Love got to do with it as well. I cry at both movies every time, even though I've seen them both more than I can count. I hated Ms. Millie with a passion. I hated Mister's father for hating Shug. I loved that TCP wasn't afraid to address the sexual assault of young girls and the isolation they experience. Again, it deserves every last award.

    I might have to watch it again tonight. Makidada!

  • Anyway

    Halle's career has never been the same since that movie....even her appeal hasn't been the same.

  • Solstice

    True Detective. Yes. I enjoy watching him too!! ??

  • leapyearpisces

    Alicia is so fake and phony in EVERY way. Bish was not screaming NATURAL no make up when that face was looking like a Domino's pepperoni pizza. She can miss me.......

  • leapyearpisces

    Ion get the feeling that Theo likes women like that.... I can definitely see him dipping his foot in both ponds.

  • leapyearpisces

    ovarian cancer. She could have lived if she would had let the doctors take them. She did not want them to take them because she wanted kids, but her case was TOTALLY recoverable if she would had just let them take her ovaries. Her daddy was in Kool-N- The Gang.

  • leapyearpisces

    Me too! That was on Saturday and I watched it for like the 30th time. One of my favorite movies, and I don't care how many times I watch it..the last 30 minutes ALWAYS have me crying like a baby, no matter how I try to hold it in, but when they contact her, and he is a pre-teen playing the piano...chile...the waterworks start...and then when she is walking him in the park and he is like 18mos. and she stops and kisses him (and she is a fossil by now), Lord them tears pour down my face. Beautiful movie. Wonderful cinematography. The colors are EVERYTHING in that movie.

  • Ms. Jackson

    He has made some great movies... But as powerful as do the right thing and Malcom X was.... Yea. They been doing him wrong for a long damn time.

  • NewNew

    I see your disdain for her is akin to mine. ?

  • TransMichelle

    Yes, I am black I just write in third person a lot. I guess I have to make a permanent signature with the words "NO I'M NOT A TRANNIE." Anyway, black people are not a monolith and there are many who are tired of the brainwashing of the media and its effect on black people overall. Integration destroyed us we were stronger, having a family with both parents was normal, we started our own businesses in black areas and thrived. The list could go on Now we're down to black males wearing dresses and black folks applauding it. I'm done now. Bye

  • leapyearpisces

    If Ruby Dee aint potray a mother's love....come now Gator, dance for me gator, dance for me.... while trying to sneak him that money. LOLOLOLOL. Mama's baby....Daddy's maybe....

  • EasyBreezy

    Yes!!!!! I forgot about that girl. How old do you think she is now? I wonder if daddy/daughter have a relationship? Is the mother YT?

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes! That is one of those movies you can watch like its new everytime, and of course What's Love Got to Do With It is a fave as well. if you haven't, read the book, I Tina....it's what it was based off of and it is way more JOOOOOOSEEE!!!!!! Tina talks about how when they would fly Ike would stretch / lay himself out in the seats between her and his other woman. What I want to know is..... if the lady from sweetie pie's ever messed with Ike. LOL. Start with the Darkest Child First.

  • leapyearpisces

    It made her "common" as my parents would say. Like she was always regarded as hmmm whats the correct word, I guess "unobtainable". Like she was held in such a high regard by everyone, not only just black people, and I think after Monster's Ball it just made her common, regular, like there's nothing special about you after all...you willing to get smutted out like everyone else. I mean it wasn't even with no one like Richard Gere, Tom Cruise, or Brad Pitt...but Billy "white trash" frigging Bob Thornton. Yuck! her stock plummeted.

  • Storm’s Rage!

    He is really short. lol

  • Anyway

    YES!!! it wasn't even a desirable white man...like the ones you named. It spoke volumes! That you're so pressed for validation....Our WORST can have your best!

  • NewNew

    Yes! I, Tina was a fascinating read. That woman sure has lived. I love me some Tina Turner. I can bust out with the Proud Mary (rolling down the river) dance with the quickness. Pow! (Jenifer Lewis voice)!
    She had a good episode of African American lives,check it out on PBS.org if you get the chance.

    I hope the Sweetie Pie's lady left him alone. I can't see how women can watch a man dog another woman out and find him attractive. You know Ike's slap game was strong! You know he was on "that narcotic"! People are so darn crazy

  • rayne215

    its not so much that Black panther shouldve won, its that Green book should not have. couldve been literally any other movie. Its criminal that this is Spike Lee first Oscar.

  • rayne215

    lmao. what are you even talking about. you see one black man in a dress and its doom and gloom for the entire black community? When will yall realize that LBGT people arent going anywhere. dont let it bother you too much

  • rayne215

    why shouldnt he be happy for getting recognized by his peers? one of the highest honor for a filmmaker?

  • NuBeauty

    FULLY AGREED!!! Thinking the same thing when I had posted that comment. Its a shame after all this time, HE NOW gets an award. In my opinion, he should have more than 1 by now. You can not list a GREAT filmmaker without speaking his name.

  • Karen Brady

    Its criminal that this is Spike Lee first Oscar. I had to repeat it.

  • Karen Brady

    THISSSSSSSSSS

  • TransMichelle

    ONE black male in a dress? What rock have you been crawling up under. It's not about realizing LBGTQUWTWAZ people aren't going anywhere. It's about them pushing this sh*t on society and our children. They making it mandatory in some places teach teach this bullsh*t to our children. Of course, you as an anti-American, follower of white liberal ideology, baby killing, and open borders, and supporter of illegal immigration see nothing wrong with this. Child Bye

  • TransMichelle

    That's the problem with identity politics, liberals, and Demoncrats. People in one of these "groups" no longer have to qualify for anything. Things should just be given to them to make things "equal" which is impossible. Their ideology is that people in these "identity groups" are failures or are lacking because of being "oppressed." Homosexuals are oppressed because of straights, women are oppressed because of men, blacks are oppressed because of whites, illegal immigrants are oppressed because of legal immigration laws, and so on. You get the picture I think.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Facts Andre spike didnt like the redirection and how it deviated from the real story and the writing for Greenbook , with it’s having the white man as a savior.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Right! I’ll always remember all that grandstanding he did and for what..Smh

  • Yardgirl

    You are right, she did die from stomach cancer, a very rare form. She had a tumor (intra-abdominal desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor) and underwent surgery twice. I knew a young man who died quickly from stomach cancer, it is that deadly.

  • Coy little wink

    Bingo hun...

  • Coy little wink

    It was funny not sexual

  • Coy little wink

    Well damn ?

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes, I can see it.

  • Fire & Ice

    I get what you're saying!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Congrats Spike, well deserved ?. I'm glad to see he's still with his wife and hasn't traded down to a white woman.

  • dontgetblocked

    Klansman was a good movie. I was surprised Spike Lee wrote it. His movies have been a mess over the last 20 years with the disjointed scripts and horrible directing. He kept it under control on this one.

  • facingrealit1

    Spike is full of it, just like all these other rich Black folk! They are the modern day minstrel Negroes https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c4807859288109614b7095b3d82af3bce0cf8b7013d083c09e61553fd988eff4.jpg who do what the "man" tell their azzes to do to stay employed!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e89475203f5ab378ad9c5001e272823e945e6e892804481a93578d0c99f955ad.jpg

  • facingrealit1

    You have very intelligent parents! Always listen to them!

  • KcoolMuziq

    I LOVE how Spike(whom I saw again a couple of weeks ago at another industry event) honors and respects Prince's(r.i.p.) legacy.. He was his TRUE friend and Prince is smiling down on him & aloud him to win his first Oscar.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fff58de06cc621f01ab34a6e5ca8ed5805317e459962427ccaddc4afa0e2cb2c.jpg

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Oh I didn’t know that cuz when they announced it it was after all of that or at least when I heard the announcement it was after the last game but that’s good to know how do we look up where it’ll be I’m the next years to come

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ooooooo now seeeeeee!!! Smh where was this pic taken ????? Lord have mercy!!!

  • facingrealit1

    Spike has always been into himself. I remember when he said Tyler Perry movies were buffoonery, even though Tyler has his own studio which keeps a lot of black people employed and he literally saved Oprah's OWN Network with all of his programs. He/Snoop and a lot of so-called black people use to flock to be around Trump until the liberals threatened to take away their abilities to feed themselves as the liberals OWN entertainment. Most elite blacks don't give a DAMN about their people except to take their monies. Black people need to wise up as the real pimp / racists are the rich black people who talk loud but say NOTHING! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e89475203f5ab378ad9c5001e272823e945e6e892804481a93578d0c99f955ad.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ddaa04161e088931c16a6a232862cfae6163f2805b96b12aa58097d8a33a97d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c648d4fccd59661f35cfb4623c24cd8bddd99ac43f120470da7e35531f4607df.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14777580663f711223ec007a7aec94f2ec8ede844478c3448f2e89a5e271c26e.jpg

  • facingrealit1

    It got a lot of MONEY for the head honchos but most of the Negroes in it are still broke!

  • Li-Wright

    I used to be team Spike, but then he started making movies that were just "meh". His best movie IMO was Inside Man. I could watch that on rotation. I tried to sit through BlakK, but couldn't. It bored the SHY*T out of me and after one hour I walked out.

    Now, I'm surprised no one I mean NO one was rooting for If Beale Street Could Talk. THAT is a great movie. Watching it was like watching a novel unfold. But it got buried amongst all the chatter about whether BLKK would win, or Roma would win.
    I was pulling for either Green Book, Beale Street or the Favourite. I will never ever waste another $$ on a Spike Lee movie, just as I won't on a Woody Allen movie.
    You walk away from their movies and forget what you saw.
    And as for his Oscar win -- FINALLY! AND MAYBE HE WILL STOP RANTING ABOUT RACIST HOLLYWOOD AND HOW HE SHOULD HAVE WON FOR DO THE RIGHT THING. I thought Scorcesee should have won for Goodfellas and Casino, but he didn't. So Spike a lot of very good directors don't get nominated and win for very good movies.

  • Li-Wright

    He co-wrote it with others. And then he got on stage and didn't even acknowledge the team!!! He went on his political rant which he should have given in the backstage interview. He had a team of writers and people who wrote and produced BlackK and Spike just totally overlooked them and didn't give credit for the other competitors.
    I am done with Spike.

  • Li-Wright

    He's a blow hard. And he campaigned HARD REALLY HARD TO WIN SOMETHING. He was out in Hollywood for 2-3 months doing interviews. He was determined to win something.
    I don't think his screenplay was the BEST. I thought BEALE Street, which a lot of Black people didn't see, was the best. Beale Str. is about the prison system and how it entraps young black men. It's heartbreaking.

  • Li-Wright

    Spike is not a Hollywood guy, he's a NY guy. He didn't play the campaign game for a long time until this year. He was in Hollywood shaking hands and going to parties because he wanted to win SOMETHING!

  • Li-Wright

    His speech left out his collaborators and co-writers. He just totally took over that stage and the others in the back, who also go an Oscar were forgotten. He didn't mention their names, he didn't point to them as co-writers, he didn't mention producers....NOTHING. It was all about his political views.

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    But it's okay that Jane Fonda won an Oscar playing a prostitute and do the same thing. Okay!

  • Li-Wright

    SPIKE DIDN'T EVEN THANK HIS WIFE....DAMN!!!! EVEN AFTER THE OSCARS AT THE INTERVIEW, HE NEVER MENTIONED HIS WIFE AND FAMILY. Spike you don't get there by YOURSELF....others sacrificed along with you!

  • Renee26

    Mookie has always been questionable to me...cause his hips moved a lil too much when he walked. It could've been that his shoes were too heavy for his lil boney legs tho ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    So true. Selfish

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    We never win for the project we should win (for). How did Black Panther not win? THat movie made over a billion dollars and set all types of records.

    Speaking of, Training Day's on right now. They gave Denzel an Oscar for this movie.

  • EyeEmJai

    Green Book was a good movie. Loved Black Panther but Bohemian Rhapsody should've gotten it. I blew off steam, too. ?

  • EyeEmJai

    I didn't think Green Book should've gotten it either.

  • EyeEmJai

    Not alone. I loved the movie. However, it should've gone to Bohemian Rhapsody.

  • SmellyMel

    Might as well be white. She high yellow. He shoulda got himself a real sista. Beautiful dark skin sister since he’s always about the people.

  • leapyearpisces

    LOL!

  • leapyearpisces

    Watched Bohemian Rhapsody over the weekend. Yes, it should have most definitely won, but because of the backlash concerning Bryan Singer, it was never going to happen. Great movie though.

  • TransMichelle

    Love your post.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3eb9108d877e68a943c8aa9b1f77d39c1fb8345897ad05408ac9c2cf38c4536c.gif
    They were all over The Donald just like you said until the white liberals threatened to interrupt their gravy train. They're all hypocrits.

  • TransMichelle

    Yep, they are the real "coons." Yet, black folks will sit around a cheer these people.

  • Shazzie Lindsey

    i heard him thank his kids, but i didnt hear the wife's name

  • Shazzie Lindsey

    hollywood likes movies where black me ride in the back seat

  • Yoni7

    intra-abdominal desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor
    ________________
    You're speaking MY (work) language. LOL

  • Yardgirl

    ???

  • sjames

    I just watched BR for the 1st time and I'm STILL in my feelings. Like, although as a kid I wasn't aware that QUEEN was singing my fav bops, what an AMAZING band. 1st heard "We Are the Champions" from the movie Mighty Ducks. "We Will Rock You" was always played at the bball games I danced for. "Another One Bites the Dust" IS MYYYY SHEEEEEET!!!!! That base guitar beat CARRIES that damn song. The way Freddy Mercury was always current with the state of music and employed all the genres into their sound is ingenious. The greats die waaaaaayyy too young

  • leapyearpisces

    if that ain't one of the COLDEST guitar rifts in all of MUSIC...I mean when he started playing it in the movie even Freddy was like that's the ish!!! Queen can never work again in life off of that ONE GUITAR rift alone! It has been samples soooooooo many times. Ice COLD, and the way Freddy sings it...My GOD! Amazing! How about when he was at the piano in the fame house and bust out with "Mammmaaaaaa"...OMG.. They were just a great group together, but Freddy and his love for the peen......chile....

  • onelove

    as soon as green book go to 5.99 on my amazon prime video i will be watching..they want you to buy it for $19.99..naw.. i don't want to own it!

  • sjames

    LOL he loved what he loved. I swear he got it from that exec producer who was just using him but CHILE!!!!! Freddy’s voice was just...HE was eons ahead of his time with his confidence, his sexuality, his voice, his connectedness to the audience n to music. I was at home crying when he told him band mates he had AIDS as if I was his damn friend lol I’m still torn bc my God what a BAND!!!!! I watched the real Freddy Mercury Live Aid perform on YouTube n was crying ?

  • Harley

    The mother I believe is mixed race. She is older than Alicia’s boys

  • Anyway

    Because white women are not stereotyped the way black women are. Berry portrayed every negative stereotype, that black women are labeled with.

  • facingrealit1

    I will NEVER understand why we can't see that We are our own worse enemies.

  • Stl_heat

    Why does Spike look like he on hos way to the senior citizens pride parade?

  • leapyearpisces

    ....and Raimi captured his essence perfectly. I bet he had so much fun playing him. That record producer wasn't shat.

  • EasyBreezy

    excellent point!