Spike Lee Calls for Complete Hollywood Boycott of Georgia The 'BlacKkKlansman' director's comments come as many companies are threatening to leave the state. Their issue is over Georgia's recent signing of an anti-abortion bill, which goes into effect January 1. The legislation outlaws abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Even though production is a boon for Georgia's economy, Lee says a Hollywood exodus needs to happen. Spike Lee, via Associated Press Georgia has earned billions in recent

New York’s Lincoln Center will honor Spike Lee with film award 

Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27.

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For its 50th anniversary last year, Lincoln Center skipped a Chaplin Award honoree and instead hosted a special gala that featured Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and others.

The four previous Chaplin Award winners were Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford.

A selected retrospective of Lee's films will also play alongside the event. Lee's last film, "BlacKkKlasman" was nominated for six Oscars including best picture.

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