Spike Lee’s is one of the greatest of all time! If you don’t think so, you should peep the resume. However, in 1990 Spike was snubbed at the Oscar’s, not even getting a nomination for “Do The Right Thing.” That year a little film called “Driving Miss Daisy” won the award for Best Picture. This year we find Ava Duvernay in a similar position. After delivering the years most important film with “Selma,” Duvernay has been snubbed by the Academy Awards, not even receiving a nomination for the project.
Spike Lee took some time out to address the issue by telling Duvernay to “Fuck em!” and goes on to talk about “Driving Miss Daisy” saying, “That film is not being taught in film schools all across the world like ‘Do The Right Thing’ is. Nobody’s discussing ‘Driving Miss Motherf–kin’ Daisy’. So if I saw Ava today, I’d say, ‘You know what? Fuck ’em. You made a very good film, so feel good about that and start working on the next one.”
Spike Lee has also decided to release his latest project, “Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus,” a month ahead of its theatrical debut. I’m going to be watching the film tonight and you can as well. Spike has made it available to stream or purchase via 40Acres.com and Vimeo.