Spike Lee jumps for joy as he receives his FIRST Academy Award nomination for directing

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For Spike Lee, 26th time's a charm.

On Tuesday, the 61-year-old filmmaker received his first ever Best Director Oscar nomination for last year's BlacKkKlansman.

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Spike's son Jackson Lee, 22, caught the iconoclastic director bursting with excitement at the long overdue recognition.

Jackson shot his video from a cozy bedside vantage as his famous father paced around anxiously in front of a TV set.

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The audio from the TV could be faintly heard, and as soon as the announcers uttered BlacKkKlansman's name, the director jumped up in the air.

His son rushed up with his camera held aloft to high-five the overjoyed filmmaker.

Spike - Wife - Film - Producer - Entrepreneur

Spike's wife, 52-year-old film producer and entrepreneur Tanya Lewis Lee, nervously rocked back and forth in the bed, where she was joined by the couple's daughter, Satchel Lee, 24.

The video was captioned, 'We going to the Oscars. Six nominations!!!!!!'

Jackson - Photo - Malcolm - X - Auteur

Jackson posted a follow-up photo of the Malcolm X auteur with his arms upraised as the nomination was announced and captioned it, 'When u going...
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