Spike Lee's Oscar Speech

Carla Harmon
February 25, 2019

His powerful speech was not something he had rehearsed, as just before his first ever win - he has previously been awarded an Honorary Oscar - The Daily Show spotted the director quickly scribbling down his speech.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga gave a lovely performance of the song "Shallow" from the film "A Star Is Born".


While introducing the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay, Jackson made sure to point out that Lee's beloved New York Knicks finally won a home game.

Spike Lee's film, BlacKkKlansman, is now nominated in three categories this year: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Lee for Best Director.


And though four people were responsible for the script and took the stage together - Lee was the only one to have the opportunity to speak. "The word today is that February also happens to be the sorest month of the year...black history month, year 2019, 1619", Spike started.

Lee then went back "400 years" to Jamestown, Virginia, where his and many other African-Americans' ancestors were forcibly brought from the African content to satisfy the American slave trade. My grandma who saved 50 years of social security checks to put her grandson through college. "Our ancestors worked the land, can't see the morning, can't see at night".


The director finished up his thoughts by taking a shot at President Donald Trump - without actually saying his name. "Make the moral choice between love versus hate", he said. In 1990, Spike was up for "Best Original Screenplay" for Do The Right Thing.

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