Veteran Hollywood director and famed New York Knicks fan, Spike Lee, won his first competitive Oscar on Sunday night for best adapted screenplay for his docudrama “BlacKkKlansman,” but his excitement turned to sour grapes after the best picture winner was revealed.
During backstage interviews, Lee said surprise winner “Green Brook” based on the story of black pianist and composer Don Shirley and his white driver in the 1960s Jim Crow era was a “bad call.”
Reporters at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood had earlier tweeted that Lee was “visibly angry” when “Green Book” won, and was “waving his arms in disgust and appearing to try to storm out” of the venue.
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.
— Andrew Dalton (@andyjamesdalton) February 25, 2019
Lee said backstage that he couldn’t help himself.
Leave it to a bitter Knicks fan to blame the refs.
Of course Spike isn’t happy his team didn’t win, but he has to be used to that by now.
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