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Spike Lee: My Spat With Eastwood May Have Cost Me Oscar

Spike Lee told King Magazine that he fears his public war of words with Clint Eastwood may have cost him an Oscar nomination.

Earlier this year, at Cannes, Lee criticized Eastwood for not having African-Americans in Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. Eastwood then said Lee should "shut his face" and Lee responded "we're not on a plantation," and that he would take the "Obama high-road."

Now Lee thinks the controversy that followed his remarks may have ruined his Academy Award chances for his soon to be released WWII drama, Miracle at St. Anna.

Well... Spike, all I can say to you is, let's hope that it's not the film itself that costs you an Oscar. Have you read
Variety Magazine's review (urgh!)? How about the review from The Hollywood Reporter (ouch!)? Or the review from the folks at (oomph!)? It's not looking good Spike. If I were you, I'd stop with the Academy conspiracy talk and start thinking of ways to defend this film when it's released wide in less than 2 weeks!

I'm just saying...



  1. Invisible Woman said...

    Ummm...yeah...I think I would start with my movie too and move outward from there, ya know?

  2. The Obenson Report said...

    We'll certainly find out more next week. Hopefully I'll be able to see it on opening night.

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