Saturday, February 23, 2019

Spike Lee Credits #OscarsSoWhite for Nomination: "Every 10 Years Black Folks Get Awards"

By Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 21, 2019

Spike Lee's hit film BlacKkKlansman is up for six awards at this year's Oscars — with Lee himself nominated for best picture, best director and best adapted screenplay — but the star filmmaker is not taking personal credit for the awards recognition. Instead, Lee says it's thanks to #OscarsSoWhite and its leaders that he could take home his first Academy Award on Sunday. 

At the Icon Mann gala Thursday night, where Lee was honored with the Legacy Award, the director brought former Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs to the stage with him and told the crowd that Boone Isaacs and #OscarsSoWhite founder April Reign "are the reason why we got nominations ... they are responsible for all these black folks getting nominations." 
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