Director Spike Lee has been responding to the news that his Netflix produced film, Da 5 Bloods, has been snubbed by the Academy Awards.
Lee’s brilliant war drama, which was one of the best movies of 2020, revolves around four African American veterans who return to Vietnam in search of gold only to be confronted with the horrors of a violent history. Da 5 Bloods has Lee’s characteristically energetic visual narrative through which it presents the legacy of the Vietnam war.
The film, widely celebration by the critics, has been largely ignored by the Oscars and was only included in one category: Best Original Score. While many tipped Spike Lee for a Best Director nod, as well as Best Director, the biggest snub arrived after the film’s lead actor Delroy Lindo was overlooked.
Reacting, Lee took to social media to say: “This is a Delroy Lindo appreciation post,” the message reads. “Delroy Lindo may not have received an Oscar nominations yesterday but that does not take away from the impact of his work that spans decades. From for his roles in ‘Da 5 Bloods’ to ‘Crooklyn,’ ‘Clockers’ & much more, we continue to recognize and celebrate his career.”
See the posts, below.