Due to a mix-up, the Oscar-winning director let the cat out of the bag a little early.
"All his boys, they are going down on the wrong side of history," the Oscar-winning director said.
The BlacKkKlansman director apologised on Twitter after saying Allen was "going through it right now" in an interview.
The filmmaker had been on life support after suffering a stroke.
We have come some way since #OscarsSoWhite, but have further to go still, and the issue lies in changing the structure of the institution.
The director won the award for best adapted screenplay.
Spike Lee could be seen leaving his seat in protest.
Even if you don't love all of this year's winners, there's still a lot worth celebrating.
Every single bit of this was perfection.
Spike Lee’s fact-based film centers on Colorado Springs' first African-American detective, Ron Stallworth, and his mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.