Plaques for Blacks at the Golden Globe Awards
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Black Panther is an above average comic book movie, and I haven’t seen the James Baldwin Beale Street movie, but Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is groaningly bad.

The Golden Globes also gave BlacKkKlansman a Best Director nomination to Spike Lee, a Best Actor nomination to Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington, who is just amateurish, and a Best Supporting Actor nod to Adam Driver (who is the only good thing in the movie).

Spike has never been nominated for a Best Director Oscar due to his anti-Semitic portrayal of exploitive Jewish jazz club managers Mo and Joe Flatbush in his 1990 movie Mo’ Better Blues (and his creative decline after 1992′s Malcolm X). But all may be forgiven this year.

Note: “Plaques for Blacks” is lifted from Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities.

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