*Director Spike Lee says he’s still waiting for Hollywood to open up to black filmmakers in a meaningful way.
Days before the Academy Award nominations are to be announced, the outspoken director says not much has changed since the historical 2002 Oscar wins of Denzel Washington and Halle Berry.
That ceremony marked the first time both the best actor and best actress Oscars went to African-American actors. That same year, Sidney Poitier was given a lifetime achievement award.
Lee says the high-profile wins had observers declaring “a new dawn” in Hollywood’s racial landscape, but adds that nothing has changed since then.
The director, whose films include “Malcolm X” and “Do the Right Thing,” says it will take more than an award to change the movie business.
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