As Green Book was announced as the Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, Spike Lee attempted to walk out.
Lee, the director of Best Picture nominated film BlackKklansman, was upset with Green Book‘s win so he tried to leave the Dolby Theatre in protest, before ushers stopped him from leaving.
Following the ceremony, Lee shouted “This is my sixth glass – and you know why,” as he wandered into the backstage interview room.
He sipped from his glass before he compared the Oscars to a basketball game.
“I thought I was courtside at the [Madison Square] Garden and the ref made a bad call.”
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Though he took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Lee told reporters he was “snakebit”.
“Every time someone’s driving somebody I lose,” he said, in reference to when his film Do The Right Thing failed to be nominated for Best Picture in 1990, the year that Driving Miss Daisy won.
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