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Spike Lee, the famed director whose “BlacKkKlansman,” was up for a best picture award at the Oscars on Sunday night, reportedly attempted to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after it was announced that “Green Book” won the award.
He walked toward the back of the auditorium and, according to a reporter for Deadline, got into what appeared to be an intense conversation with the writer Jordan Peele. The report said that he turned his back to the stage during the speech.
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Peele, who was sitting behind Lee, also declined to applaud the winner, as did others in the room.
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His Oscar in hand, he walked alone toward the theatre exit while the “Green Book” producers were accepting their award.
Hailed as a tribute to racial tolerance by its makers and stars, “Green Book” was also widely criticized by many as...
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