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Spike Lee: I don't need an Oscar to validate my work

Spike Lee: I don't need an Oscar to validate my work

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The awards ceremony buzz has started, as we enter a season of ceremonies celebrating film. But despite four Screen Actors Guild award nominations, and a trio of nods in the Golden Globes for his latest movie - BlacKkKlansman - director Spike Lee is feeling positively pessimistic.The film tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, an undercover African-American detective from Colorado tasked with infiltrating the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s.A prolific filmmaker, Lee has now directed close to 40 films, which he refers to as "joints" due to the collaborative nature of the process.However, despite working in Hollywood for over four decades, he feels the fact he has never been nominated in the best director category at the Oscars or BAFTAs is an oversight.While he can't avoid the aw...