Spike Lee Gets the Gish
In the form of $300,000, that is.
Filmmaker Spike Lee won this year’s Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.
The Gish Prize Trust is the largest in the art world. For such a big award, this marks a huge accomplishment in the filmmaker’s career.
In order to receive the coveted award, artists must have made an outstanding contribution to the world’s beauty and convey an understanding of life. Out of 30 finalists in all art fields, Lee was chosen by a selection committee.
He’s got a reputation for groundbreaking, provoking, and sometimes controversial films, but that didn’t stop him from going for the Gish. In addition to his films, Lee is also well-known in the industry as a director, actor, writer, and producer.
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