Spike Lee Credits #OscarsSoWhite Movement For His ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Nominations

The Playlist | 1/25/2019 | Charles Barfield
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We are now four years out from the #OscarsSoWhite movement’s early days. Back in January 2015, the hashtag and group were created to point out the complete lack of diversity in the nominations of that year’s Academy Awards. In the years since, we’ve seen not only more people of color being nominated for awards, but the Academy, itself, has opened up its membership to include more diverse people. And according to Spike Lee, that’s exactly why he feels his latest film “BlacKkKlansman” received the Oscar nominations it did.

Speaking to EW, Lee opened up about his happiness about seeing “BlacKkKlansman” score six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director. The latter nom marked the first time in his illustrious career that Lee has ever been nominated. And he credits all this awards success to the #OscarsSoWhite movement.

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“Well, let’s be honest. This would have not happened if there was not the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. What that campaign did, it made the Academy understand that they had to diversify their membership,” said Lee.

He continued, “Look at ‘Moonlight’ — the diversity of the voting...
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