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The Oscars 2019 have played out, and we now know the winners, there were a lot of nominations but as always there can only be one winner for each category. That said, Spike Lee, the man behind the film “BlacKkKlansman” has finally won his first competitive Oscar. For those who have been wondering, his speech was not short but rather doozy in a way. Lee wan the best ada).push({});

In the speech, Spike Lee made when he won the Oscar, a great many emotional things were said, especially in relation to the black history all the while exhorting the people to get involved in the 2020 presidential election. Lee made a heavy speech, you can read the full speech below.

The word today is “irony.” The date, the 24th. The month, February, which also happens to be the shortest month of the year, which also happens to be Black History month. The year, 2019. The year, 1619. History. Her story. 1619. 2019. 400 years.
Four hundred years. Our ancestors were stolen from Mother Africa and bought to Jamestown, Virginia, enslaved. Our ancestors worked the land from can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night. My grandmother, [inaudible], who lived to be 100 years young, who was a Spelman College graduate even though her mother was a slave. My grandmother who saved 50 years of social security checks to put her first grandchild — she called me Spikie-poo — she put me through Morehouse College and N.Y.U. grad film. N.Y.U.!
Before the world tonight, I give praise to our ancestors who have built this country into what it is today along with the genocide of its native people. We all connect with our ancestors. We will have love and wisdom regained, we will regain our humanity. It will be a powerful moment. The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there.

When the announcement for Green Book winning the best picture was made, Spike Lee was not too happy or as it seemed, he is recorded to have passed a disgusted gesture and started to walk out of the theater while the Green Book producers were giving their speeches. In fact, when asked about the coronation of Green Book, Lee said, “No Comments”. So much for the good sportsman’s spirit?

So what are your thoughts when you heard that Spike Lee won an Oscar award? Let us know in the comments below.