Why Spike Lee Wore a Tuxedo to Knicks Game

The filmmaker and his wife attended a New York Knicks game in lieu of the Academy Awards to protest a lack of diversity in this year's nominees.
1:25 | 02/29/16

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Two time Oscar nominee at this year's honorary Oscar recipients likely. Strolled in to Madison Square Garden in a tuxedo and gold one of a kind Nike sneakers. The filmmaker refuse to let his Jordan took the red carpet in Los Angeles. Instead resting its feet on the hardwood at tonight's knicks game. This segment you know road. But it didn't know. No no no. People of color. Got a nomination acting category so. While that's why we're not there spike and his wife lawyer and filmmaker Tonya Lewis police say. They could not in good conscience support the awards ceremony. Not like going. Yeah so why it has and Sharpton is calling for breaks then let me. I would come outside her husband tonight and I think I think we've about that we just didn't want to be dad Jeff being bad we feel that everything is okay. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in January they will start historic action to make its membership more inclusive. Hollywood is knows. Entertainment industries noticed. The academy is known as date date date change their rules like. Overnight. We get more diversity of moms and women of color. This summit really can't be ignored.

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