Published: Mon, February 25, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

President Trump Takes Aim at Spike Lee Over Oscars Speech

President Trump Takes Aim at Spike Lee Over Oscars Speech

And after winning the biggest award of the night, "Green Book" director Peter Farrelly paid homage to his Rhode Island roots.

While Lee won an Oscar, he grew upset when "Green Book" was announced as the best picture and reportedly tried to leave the ceremony before the speeches had concluded.

Several outlets, including Deadline and the Associated Press, said that as soon as Green Book's win was announced, Lee stood up and angrily stormed towards the back of the Kodak Theater.

The star, who started out as a sidekick in BBC TV sitcoms like Peep Show, was in shock when her name was called. "However, before he could leave, he was stopped at the doors and was forced to return to his seat once the speeches had stopped".

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And she endeared herself further to the audience by responding to a signal to end her speech by blowing a raspberry.

Rami Malek won for his role as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 21st Century Fox musical "Bohemian Rhapsody".

He said: "I'm snake bit".

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"BlacKkKlansman" was also nominated for best picture.

She said: "I'm an example of what it looks like when support and love are poured into someone - mom, I love you so much".

Spike Lee was referencing his loss of Best Original Screenplay to "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1990, a year that multiple Hollywood insiders believe snubbed him of a Best Director nomination for "Do the Right Thing".

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Spike Lee jumps on friend and Oscars presenter Samuel L. Jackson after receiving his first Oscar win on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

President Trump slammed Oscar-winner Spike Lee for making a "racist hit" on him during his acceptance speech for an Academy Award Sunday night.

In his speech, he referred to the 400th anniversary of the first slaves being taken to America.

"The 2020 presidential election is around the corner", said Lee. "Let's all mobilize, let's all be on the right side of history, let's choose love over hate, let's do the right thing".

'After Do the Right Thing, and it was solidified with Malcolm X [being snubbed], I was never going to be put in a position myself where I needed someone's - whatever it is - to validate my work, to give it value.

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