Spike Lee tells 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay to not worry about Oscar snub

January 18, 2015 10:16 AM

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Spike Lee tells 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay to not worry about Oscar snub

Filmmaker Spike Lee feels missing out on Oscar nomination is not the end of the world for Selma director Ava DuVernay as a good movie will stand the test of time. The Academy has faced criticism for the lack of diversity in its nominations this year. Both DuVernay and Selma lead star David Oyelowo failed to get nominations in best director and actor categories.

Lee had suffered a similar fate in 1989 when his Do the Right Thing failed to get a best picture nod, which eventually went to Driving Miss Daisy. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Lee addressed the Academy's snub of Selma. "Nobody's talking about... Driving Miss Daisy. That film is not being ta...

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