Filmmaker Spike Lee won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2019 Oscar’s for his film BlacKkKlansman, making it the director’s first Academy Award.
The director, who has been making films for over 40 years, had only won an honorary Oscar in 2015.
Before Lee made his acceptance speech he hopped on the stage excitedly and jumped on Samuel L. Jackson, sharing an elated embrace.
The Brooklyn director honored his ancestors during his acceptance speech and ended it making a reference to his notable film Do The Right Thing.
“Let’s all vocalize. Let’s all be on the right side of history… Let’s do the right thing,” Lee said.
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