Talk about sore losers. Spike Lee wasn’t so lovable on Oscar night – he revealed a surprisingly inflated ego and bad sportsmanship. Spike won his first Oscar this year for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlackKkKlansman. (He shared the award with three other male writers.) He started his accepted speech with profanity and indicated to producers that he didn’t intend to stick to the 90 second speech limit given to winners. He proceeded to read a two page letter about history and his own story. But that wasn’t enough. Spike appeared deliriously happy backstage and posed with Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali. (above) Everything was fine UNTIL Green Book was announced as Best Film. Spike stood up and stormed out of the Dolby theater, muttering and waving his hands in disgust. Unbelievable. We happened to love Green Book and couldn’t be happier.
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