Oscars 2019: Spike Lee urges crowd to 'do the right thing' ahead of 2020 presidential election

Spike Lee accepts the Adapted Screenplay award for 'BlacKkKlansman' onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Spike Lee urged the audience and viewers of the 2019 Oscars to "do the right thing" in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

The director won the best adapted screenplay Academy Award for "BlacKkKlansman," making it Lee's first competitive Oscar win.

Lee, 61, started out his acceptance speech with some profanity that was silenced for television viewers, reportedly telling producers not to start the clock on his speech.

Lee, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, read from a two-page letter that tied together history and the years 1619, when Africans were brought to America on slaveships, and 2019, along with his own story, noting that the "2020 election is right around the corner."

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