The 91st Academy Awards made Hollywood historical past and never simply because they opted to proceed with no host following the Kevin Hart controversyMahershala Ali grew to become the primary black actor to win two awards for Best Supporting Actor (Green Book), Regina King gained her first award for Best Supporting Actress (If Beale Street Could Talk), Ruth E. Carter grew to become the primary black girl to take dwelling a win for Best Costume Design (Black Panther), and Hannah Beachler was the primary black individual to win Best Production Design (Black Panther).

As all of those artists had been celebrated, probably the most talked about wins of the night got here from Spike Lee who lastly took dwelling his first Oscar win for BlacKkKlansman, an award many believed was lengthy overdue. Samuel L. Jackson, an actor who featured in a lot of Lee's early movies, introduced his pal and Morehouse brother's win. Lee leaped into Jackson's arms earlier than studying a pre-written speech that highlighted the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the significance for everybody to rock the vote within the subsequent presidential election.

“The 2020 presidential election is across the nook,” Lee said. “Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the appropriate facet of historical past. Make the ethical alternative between love versus hate.”

Trump wasn't talked about within the speech by identify, however that did not cease him from taking offense. The President took to Twitter to assault the director within the early morning hours following the award ceremony. "Be good if Spike Lee might learn his notes, or higher but not have to make use of notes in any respect, when doing his racist hit in your President, who has accomplished extra for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,and many others.) than nearly every other Pres!"

Surprisingly, this was Trump's solely response to the Oscars. He did not even point out actress Maya Rudolph's jab through the opening skit when she stated, "There’s no host, there gained’t be a preferred film class, and Mexico isn't paying for the wall."