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For those of you unfamiliar, The Governors Awards is an annual awards event held in November. The even is hosted by the American Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. This year’s honorees included Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, and Debbie Reynolds.

This year Lee accepted the Academy Honorary Award. Accompanying Spike Lee on stage were legendary actors Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes. During his speech, Lee draws attention to the industry “needing some flavor” and talks about his journey into the industry and being one of the only African-American movie directors. Check out the Academy Award winner give his speech in his all gold  “Oscar edition Air Jordan’s” gifted by Michael Jordan himself in the video above.



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