Morehouse Alum Spike Lee to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2022 Directors Guild Awards
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on January 25, 2022 |
Today we're celebrating Morehouse College alumnus
and award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee! He will be honored with the lifetime achievement award by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for his contributions to the film industry.
DGA president Leslie Linka Glatter praised Lee in a statement saying:
"Icon. Trailblazer. Visionary. Spike Lee has changed the face of cinema, and there is no single word that encapsulates his significance to the craft of directing. From his groundbreaking Do the Right Thing, BlacKkKlansman, and everything in between — to his signature 'double dolly' shot, Spike is an innovator on so many levels.
His bold and passionate storytelling over the past three decades has masterfully entertained, as it held a stark mirror to our society and culture."
While at a student at Morehouse, Lee studied mass communications and took film classes across the street at Clark Atlanta University. Upon graduating from the HBCU, Lee attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in film and television.
Since the start of his career, Spike Lee has created several classic films including, Do the Right Thing, School Daze, Malcolm X, Inside Man, and Mo better Blues.
We are so proud to see an HBCU grad honored and recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry. Congratulations, Mr. Spike Lee.
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