Spike Lee attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood, California on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump slams BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee for ‘racist hit’ during Oscars acceptance speech

  • The president was not a fan of Lee’s prepared words, which touched on slavery in America and urged viewers to ‘be on the right side of history’
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Spike Lee attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood, California on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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Spike Lee with his first competitive Oscar, for best adapted screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman, at the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball in Hollywood. Photo: AFP

In an upset, Green Book wins best picture at Oscars on a night of firsts

  • Best picture Oscar eluded Netflix and Marvel, but Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar, and Alfonso Cuarón won best director and cinematography
  • Bohemian Rhapsody took home four Academy Awards and Roma and Green Book three each; Glenn Close lost out to The Favourite’s Olivia Colman
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Spike Lee with his first competitive Oscar, for best adapted screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman, at the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball in Hollywood. Photo: AFP
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