Spike Lee said not to time his acceptance speech, and the Academy actually listened

Spike Lee.
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It was his first Oscar win, and Spike Lee was going to savor the moment.

The BlacKkKlansman director won Best Original Screenplay, and not wanting to be rushed off the stage, said something that got bleeped out. Luckily, The New York Times' Kyle Buchanan was there to fill us in, tweeting that Lee "began his speech by saying 'Do not turn that motherf—ing clock on!'" And guess what — they didn't!

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