Asked what he thought of the film’s victory, Lee laughed and shouted, “Next question.”
The filmmaker won the Oscar for adapted screenplay on Sunday night.
The "BlacKkKlansman" filmmaker also paid homage to his 1989 film "Do the Right Thing."
The 61-year-old "BlacKkKlansman" filmmaker has received shockingly scarce Oscar love in his decades as an auteur.
No other film captured the racist terrors of this year quite like Spike Lee's tale of a black cop who confronted the Ku Klux Klan.
"BlacKkKlansman" and "The Favourite" also picked up multiple nods.
The light-hearted portrayal of the police in the film is dangerous messaging at a time like this.
John David Washington Says He Didn't Use A 'White Voice' In 'BlacKkKlansman.' He Used A 'Hate Voice.'
“He had to put on a hate voice to invite it, to infiltrate it,” the actor said of Ron Stallworth’s KKK sting operation.
“He’s on the wrong side of history."
“It was just the worst month of my life.”
A 10-minute ovation and Lee’s takedown of the "motherf**ker" president made it a festival day to remember.