Spike Lee: Film director appointed as first Black head of Cannes jury

Spike Lee: Film director appointed as first Black head of Cannes jury

- Veteran filmmaker, Spike Lee, has been announced as the first Black head of the Cannes jury

- He stated that he was shocked, happy, surprised and proud of his appointment as the head

- His appointment comes after he criticized the Oscar nominations as actors and directors of colour we ignored

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Renowned Black filmmaker, Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, has been appointed as the first Black head of the Cannes jury.

According to the director of Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing, he was “shocked, happy, surprised and proud.

He added that it is his “biggest blessings to have happened out of nowhere. I’m honoured to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named president of the Cannes jury and of a main film festival.”

Spike Lee: Film director appointed as first Black head of Cannes jury
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YEN.com.gh understands that Lee has premiered seven films at the festival and his 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman received wide acclaim.

Per a report by ameyawdebrah.com, he was appointed after he criticized the Oscar nominations for ignoring actors and directors of colour.

Information available shows that 19 out of the 20 acting nominees for the year 2020 are white.

It has been established that it is the highest number since the #OscarsSoWhite protests of 2015 and 2016, of which Lee was a vocal supporter.

Meanwhile, a Ghanaian television presenter, Ms Nancy, has chosen a unique way to announce her divorce.

In a post that has since gone viral on social media, she thanked God that she got married and now divorced.

She is seen wearing a wedding gown on her wedding day and holding the hand of a man she identifies as her father.

She added that even though her marriage was short-lived, she was honoured by a man who adored her and wanted to share his life with her.

Ms Nancy went on to say that she is excited her marriage brought her to her divine location to fulfill her destiny.

She also expressed gratitude for the fact that she had the grace and the confidence to accept the turnout of the union.

Even though it did not lead her to the blissful life she dreamt of, she adds that she has found herself in a place of impact and relevance.

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