Spike Lee On ‘Green Book’ Oscar Win: ‘Every Time Someone’s Driving Somebody I Lose!’ (Video)
Spike Lee reacts to losing the Oscar for Best Picture to ‘Green Book.” Get the scoop and see video.
Spike Lee scooped an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his critically acclaimed film, BLACKkKLANSMAN.
But, the iconic director definitely felt some kind of way about losing Best Picture to Green Book.
When Julia Roberts announced Green Book as the Oscar-winning film, Spike waved his arms in disbelief, then got up to make his way out of the Dolby Theater. However, he was asked to return to his seat until speeches had concluded.
If you watch the clip below, you can spot Spike exiting his seat after the Best Picture winner is announced.
In the press room, Spike Lee sipped champagne as he shared his candid thoughts on losing to Green Book.
I’m snakebit. Every time someone’s driving somebody, I lose.
But, they changed the seating arrangement.
He’s referencing his classic film, Do the Right Thing, losing the Oscar for Best Screenplay to Driving Miss Daisy in 1990.
When another member of the press asked him about his physical reaction to the Green Book win, Spike joked it off saying:
I thought I was courtside at the Garden and the refs made a bad call.
Watch Uncle Spike show out below.
Green Book was a good film, but I don’t know about Best Picture…
Spike Lee still had plenty to celebrate and he did!