Director Spike Lee has once again criticised Hollywood for its lack of diversity. The director made the comments during a 15-minute speech at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' seventh annual Governors Awards on Saturday night, where he received an honorary Oscar.

Spike LeeSpike Lee has once again criticised Hollywood.

"Everybody in here probably voted for Obama but when I go to offices, I see no black folks except for the brother man at the security who checks my name off the list as I go into the studio," Lee said.

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"So we can talk 'yabba yabba yabba' but we need to have some serious discussion about diversity and get some flavor up in this. This industry is so behind sports it's ridiculous. It's easier to be the president of the United States as a black person than be the head of a studio.”

"Honestly, it's easier to be president of the United States than the head of a studio or head of network. I don't know if you noticed but the United States census bureau says by the year 2043, white Americans are going to be the minority in this country," the director continued.

"And all you people out there in the position of hiring, you better get smart because you'll work for us. Reflect what this country looks like.” During his speech Lee also praised academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for her work in promoting diversity in Hollywood. "President, keep it going," Lee added "I know it's tough. We got a long way to go.”

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Lee was presented with the special award by actors Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Wesley Snipes. The ceremony also saw stars including Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands honoured.