Spike Lee and his wife aren’t going to The Oscars, but that doesn’t you have to bail on Hollywood’s biggest night. The famed filmmaker sat down with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America and explained his stance on this year’s Academy Awards.
“Here’s the thing. I have never used the word boycott,” Lee said on “GMA.” “All I said was my beautiful wife Tonya, we’re not coming. That’s it, then I gave the reasons, so I never used the word boycott.” While Spike will be spending the evening at Madison Square Garden for the Knicks vs. Heats game he declared, “Everyone else can do what they want to do.”
Since this year’s Oscars nominees were announced the Academy has faced severe backlash for it’s lack of inclusion of diversity. But, Spike says the problem is bigger than boycotting. “It goes further than the Academy Awards. It has to go back to the gatekeepers. The people who have the green-light vote,” Lee said. “We’re not in the room. The executives, when they have these green-light meetings quarterly where they look at the scripts, they look who’s in it and they decide what we’re making and what we’re not making.”
So, what does Spike think about Chris Rock hosting this year’s show? “Chris Rock is a grown-a** man,” Lee said. “He’s just going to do what he wants to do and I support either way.”
Check out the rest of Lee’s interview below and let us know if you agree.
SAG Awards Fashion Hits & Misses: Tracee Ellis Ross, Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o & More
The 2018 SAG Awards were full of fashion hits and misses. Here are some of the best and worst looks of the night.
Tracee Ellis Ross always knocks it out of the park and tonight, the black-ish star definitely hit a home run in a gorgeous white Ralph and Russo gown. Her co-star, Yara Shahidi, also stole the spotlight in a classic black pantsuit.
No surprise here, Halle Berry killed it in a sheer Pamela Roland dress, meanwhile, Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a strapless Ralph and Russo ensemble. Niecy Nash, who was also one of the night’s presenters, brightened the room with not only her smile, but her sexy green Zina Zaki dress.
SAG nominee, Mary J. Blige, glowed in a magical black and white Jean-Louis Sabaji masterpiece and we can’t forget about Sterling K. Brown’s wife, Ryan Michelle, who looked like a princess in a soft pink dress.
Black-ish star, Marsai Martin, was all grownish in this adorable wine MIRI couture gown.
As for who completely missed the mark, Maya Rudolph who who wore this head to toe floral ensemble; sorry girl.
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