Spike Lee directs John David Washington in ‘BlacKkKlansman’ courtesy of the Observer.
Graduate Film Artistic Director and Faculty Member Spike Lee's film, BlackKklansman, just earned six Oscar nominations this season.
The film is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, who successfully infiltrated his local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate.
BlackKklansman is nominated in the following categories:
Best Director - Spike Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay - Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
Best Supporting Actor - Adam Driver
Best Original Music Score - Terence Blanchard
Best Film Editing - Barry Alexander Brown
For more information on the awards and the complete list of nominees visit the announcement check out - Oscars: Full List of Nominations