Director Spike Lee won his first Oscar ever for best adapted screenplay for his film “BlacKkKlansman.”
Lee, who has been nominated five times, took the moment to remember the past and honor Black History Month.
He also paid homage to his grandmother, who he said saved up 50 years of Social Security checks to help put him through school.
Lee also brought up the 2020 presidential election, nodding to his critically acclaimed film, “Do the Right Thing.”
“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there.”