Spike Lee Addresses Cannes Palme D’Or Gaffe: “I’m The Guy At The End Of The Game Who Misses The Free Throw”

Spike Lee Addresses Cannes Palme D’Or Gaffe: “I’m The Guy At The End Of The Game Who Misses The Free Throw”
Cannes jury president Spike Lee said he “messed up, simple as that” after accidentally revealing the Palme d’Or winner, Titane, early during tonight’s awards ceremony.

“I’m a big sports fan. I’m like the guy at the end of the game who misses a free throw or a kick. No apologies. The people of Titane said ‘forget about it Spike’, that means a lot to me,” the jury prez commented at the post-event press conference.

Near the beginning of this eve’s ceremony, Lee was confused by a question from the host, French actress Toria Dillier, and prematurely named the Palme winner – watch the clip in our article here.

Fellow jury member Maggie Gyllenhall added that the error “was like an injection of humanity into the middle of the ceremony”, to which Lee retorted that he was expecting to see his face on the cover of the
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