Do The Right Thing director Spike Lee to Receive Honorary Oscar

Historic black filmmaker Spike Lee, who directed iconic films such as Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, is scheduled to receive an Oscar at the Academy’s Governors Awards in November. 58-year-old Lee is the youngest filmmaker chosen to receive this award, and has long been an outspoken critic of the Academy and the nomination selection process.

FINALLY: Spike Lee Will Receive Honorary Oscar

Since releasing his thesis film (Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads) as a student at NYU, Spike Lee has been dedicated to a filmmaking career that truly reflects his feelings on racism in America. It has just been announced that he’ll receive this year’s Honorary Oscar, along with actress Gena Rowlands. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will go to Debbie Reynolds. The trio have all been…

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