Spike Lee addresses his Cannes Palme d’Or gaffe: ‘No apologies’


Spike Lee doesn’t regret his International Film Festival mistake.

The 64-year-old American director and film festival’s jury president accidentally revealed the Palme d’Or winner on Saturday night after an onstage mix-up, according to time limit.

Spike Lee accidentally announces Cannes top honor

When asked by award show host Toria Dillier to reveal the first prize of the night, Lee began discussing the eventual winner – Julia DuCournau’s French thriller “Titan” – which won the festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or .

Lee reportedly addressed the accident at a post-show press conference, Deadline reports.

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While the director of “Da 5 Bloods” admitted that he “messed up,” Lee said he was able to soldier on.

“I’m a big sports fan. I’m like the guy at the end of the game who misses a free throw or a kick. No apologies,” Lee said according to Deadline. “The people on ‘Titan’ said ‘Forget it about Spike,’ it means a lot to me.”

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Lee and Cannes representatives did not immediately respond to LBL’ request for comment.

Jury President Spike Lee (centre) poses for photographers at the awards ceremony and the premiere of the closing film “OSS 117: From Africa with Love” at the 74th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, July 17, 2021. (AP photo/Vadim Ghirda)

“Titan” won the Palme d’Or, which translates to “Golden Palm” in English.

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The outlandish body horror film created buzz during the film festival for its portrayal of a female serial killer.

Ducournau directed and wrote the screenplay for the film, which premiered on Tuesday, July 13.

“Titan” in its 74 . It is the second film with a female director to win the festival’s top honor.year’s history.

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