Oscars 2019: An exasperated Spike Lee tries to leave Dolby Theatre after ‘Green Book’ wins
The 91st edition of Hollywood’s prestigious Academy Awards was a grand affair. Right from a star-studded red carpet to some of the most surprising Award distributions, everything was done with a bang. But wait! How can the Oscars not carry-forward its most important tradition, we are talking about the controversy bit. While the previous editions of the Academy Awards have had their own share of dramas, the one that took place in the latest season is hilariously tragic. It all started after the award for the Best Picture was announced.
BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee, who was anticipating to grab the award was rather left fuming over the final decision, as it was Green Book that won the golden trophy. Reportedly, Spike Lee was so riled up that he didn’t even applaud and tried to leave the ceremony, even before the winning speeches were concluded. However, he was stopped at the doors and was told to return to his seat. According to a columnist from Deadline, who was present at the event, “Lee was clearly furious, got up and walked toward the back of the auditorium in a huff. He then turned back and appeared to get into an intense conversation with Jordan Peele, who was behind him. He was pacing the aisle and stormed to the back of the auditorium. When he came back, he turned his back to the stage during the speech.”
“I am snake-bitten. I mean, every time somebody is driving somebody, I lose. But, they changed the seating arrangement. But, in ’89 I didn’t get nominated, so this one we did,” said Lee while he was backstage. OOPS! Lee is clearly bitter over his defeat.
Apart from Spike, Twitterati also expressed their disappointment on Green Book winning the Best Picture Award.
Well, if not this, Spike has another reason to rejoice. He won the Best Adapted Screenplay alongside David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott for BlacKkKlansman. Something better than nothing, right Spike?