The “BlacKkKlansman” director seemed genuinely flattered by Close’s Oscar night tribute to his 1988 movie, “School Daze.”

One of the standout moments at this years uneven Academy Awards ceremony was, without question, Glenn Closes Da Butt dance. 
As Close informed the crowd Sunday, Da Butt was performed by go-go band Experience Unlimited for Spike Lees 1988 movie, School Daze, but did not receive an Oscar nomination. 
No doubt the actors meme-able boogie brought renewed interest in the song and the film, and a day after the Oscars, Lee took the opportunity to thank her. 
Ive got to give a shout-out to my sister Glenn Close, who I heard gave me love [for] School Daze, the director said in a short video posted to his social media accounts. Glenn Close was doing Da Butt I saw it on video. You were getting down!   
Closes moves also received praise from Experience Unlimited bassist Gregory Sugar Bear Elliot, who said he was blown away by the gesture.  
It was like a lottery ticket, he told Billboard in a Monday interview. I had butterflies all throughout my body. I was overwhelmed. … You cant ask for nothing better than that. That was a gift from God.
Lee received his first competitive Academy Award two years ago, winning Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, which he also directed. 
Though Close is widely seen as one of the best actors of her generation, she has yet to receive an Oscar despite eight nominations. This year she was nominated in the Supporting Actress category for Hillbilly Elegy but lost to Minari star Youn Yuh-jung. 
Fans are hoping shell break her losing streak when she stars in the long-gestating film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical Sunset Boulevard. 
She played the role of Norma Desmond on Broadway in 1994 and 2017 and, earlier this month, told the Los Angeles Times she hopes to begin filming the movie version this summer.