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Filmmaker Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar

Spike Lee puts Hollywood on blast during his acceptance speech while receiving an honorary Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' seventh annual Governors Awards Photo Credit: AMPAS Spike Lee puts Hollywood on blast during his acceptance speech while receiving an honorary Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' seventh annual Governors Awards

VIDEO DISCUSSION: In accepting his honorary Oscar, filmmaker Spike Lee has once again put Hollywood on blast

"Everybody in here probably voted for Obama but when I go to offices, I see no black folks except for the brother man at the security who checks my name off the list as I go into the studio," the director said while receiving an honorary Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' seventh annual Governors Awards. "So we can talk 'yabba yabba yabba' but we need to have some serious discussion about diversity and get some flavor up in this. This industry is so behind sports it's ridiculous.

"It's easier to be the president of the United States as a black person than be the head of a studio," he continued. "Honestly, it's easier to be president of the United States than the head of a studio or head of network."

Lee urged Hollywood executives to take a closer look at the people around them.