But somehow, some way, the contenders will be seen and ballots will be filled out. One helmer who doesn’t have to worry is Spike Lee, whose Vietnam-war-themed “Da 5 Bloods” bowed on Netflix in June. For whatever reason, Lee’s only Oscar nomination as a director arrived last year for “BlacKkKlansman” despite a career that nearly spans four decades.
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