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The Academy did the right thing!

The boundary-pushing, iconoclastic, and absolutely unique filmmaker Spike Lee won his first Oscar after a decades-long career. He took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film "BlacKkKlansman."

The movie was nominated for six awards, including Lee's first as Best Director and Best Picture.

Lee gave an acceptance speech that was fiery and passionate as he's been known to be. And it had a distinctly political bent.

“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 the thing! You Know I had to get that in there.”