Spike Lee just won his first Oscar on Sunday night. The filmmaker took an Oscar home in the Writing (Adapted Screenplay) category for “BlacKkKlansman”. Spike Lee was also nominated for direction and paid gratitude to his grandmother for getting him through college and graduate film school.

Spike Lee Wins An Oscar For ‘BlacKkKlansman’, Hugs Samuel L. Jackson

Spike Lee wins an Oscar
Spike Lee wins an Oscar

“My grandma, who saved 50 years of social security checks, to put her first grandchild — she called me Spikey poo — she put me through Morehouse college and NYU grad film,” he said.

Spike Lee also urged people to start getting involved in the forthcoming 2020 Presidential Elections.

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Spike Lee’s Acceptance Speech Oscars 2019

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

“Do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there!” Lee added, referring to his 1989 film “Do The Right Thing,” which was nominated for an Oscar.

Spike Lee jumped on Samuel L. Jackson before accepting the award, giving him a warm hug.

BlacKkKlansman was nominated in many categories including Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Music, and best supporting actor (Adam Driver).

The film sees a black cop named Ron Stallworth, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 70s. Zimmerman, played by Driver is a white Jewish cop who helps Stallworth infiltrate the racist organisation by going undercover and going as a Klan member.

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Many people across the globe reacted on Spike Lee winning his first Oscar.

Source: Twitter, Huffington Post

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