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Spike Lee Reminds Oscar Voters Not To Forget ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Composer Terence Blanchard

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Monday October 22, 2018

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Spike Lee Reminds Oscar Voters Not To Forget ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Composer Terence Blanchard
By: Gregory Ellwood

BEVERLY HILLS – Spike Lee was the man of the hour at a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel Wednesday evening celebrating the home entertainment release of “BlacKkKlansman.” Stars John David Washington and Topher Grace were also on hand, but Lee was who everyone wanted to talk to and it wasn’t hard to imagine why.

[…] Sitting down before the event I asked Lee what he thought about the Oscar buzz about “BlacKkKlansman” and he insisted on not commenting because he “doesn’t want to jinx” anything. That’s understandable, but I wondered if there was anyone among his cast and crew who deserved a nomination who wasn’t getting the hype they deserved and before I could finish my question he emphatically responded “*Terence Blanchard!* Terence Blanchard! He was my composer on ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Inside Man’ and ‘Four Little Girls’ and he deserves a nomination!”

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