Lee Daniels Gets Emotional Over Historic Oscar | Mavericks with Ari Melber | MSNBC

Lee Daniels Gets Emotional Over Historic Oscar | Mavericks with Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


The producer and director of 'Precious,' 'The Butler' and TV’s 'Empire,' Lee Daniels, opens up about Hollywood, race, addiction and the time Donald Trump met with him about a film job in this candid discussion for Mavericks with Ari Melber, a series of interviews with artists, musicians and cultural icons. In an emotional moment, Daniels also reveals new details about the night Halle Berry won her ground-breaking Oscar for 'Monster’s Ball.' Warning, this video contains some offensive language (msnbc.com/mavericks).
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Lee Daniels Gets Emotional Over Historic Oscar | Mavericks with Ari Melber | MSNBC

26 Comments on "Lee Daniels Gets Emotional Over Historic Oscar | Mavericks with Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Lee Daniels is a complete joke!

  2. Lee Daniels (no relation to Stormy) is a cultural icon & I’m love to see him do a Netflix series about SpankyPants & his dysfunctional family & Administration. It could be called “Megalomaniacal Dynasty” or something to that effect. John Goodman can play SpankyPants unless you think there is someone more suitable to portrait Spanky.

  3. Make me feel good !

  4. Bullsh&t

  5. Barcelona Chair | September 11, 2019 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    Ari, you are a brilliant interviewer, I could not love you more.

    • Seriously, he is one of the very best, always right on and interesting.

    • BC, I agree with you completely. I must confess that when I found out that he was doing an interview show I was initially dismayed because so many of them turn into ridiculous overpraising or inane conversations. I am glad I was dead wrong in this case. Ari Melber is not only a brilliant TV news host but also a brilliant interviewer. We both couldn’t love him more. Thanks for posting.

    • @Luiz Pereira I had no idea Mr Melber was starting this series, so this was a huge treat for me. I do not have MSNBC where I live so I am lucky for the uploads online. πŸ™‚

  6. Great interview

  7. I can respect him for living his truth and honesty with this interview.

  8. Lee Daniels is honest in his work. Respect.

  9. This was a captivating interview conducted by a most skilled professional. I got to know this most interesting man Lee Daniels.It was about Lee Daniels and not Ari! A. Cooper could learn from Ari!

    • Ari’s good and I much enjoyed him, but A. Cooper has his own still, he didn’t get where he’s at being pretty.

    • @North Guy I do not understand what “pretty” has got to do with excellent interviewing skills.Did you see the recent Cooper interview with Cooper, I mean S.Colbert?

  10. Great interview. You’re still a young stud, Lee. You have that annoying way of wearing your age beautifully. I prefer to see most of our people as “good”, and these cultural and color disputes only end up denying our country a huge amount of the potential talent and intelligence out there. Some things have been subtle and you have to be on your game to catch them. My father named his white son after the black founding bishop of the American black church in the early 1950s. It was only after Dr Gates had done some of his shows on ancestry that I recognized what a devious thing my dad had done during a time of segregation and lynchings. Stay healthy.

  11. Yo-yos Tenbucks | September 11, 2019 at 4:53 PM | Reply

    The Democratic Serpent left is the same serpent line who enslaved the black race

  12. Big Baby Pharma | September 11, 2019 at 6:56 PM | Reply

    Where is dames money ?

  13. Not A RealPresident | September 11, 2019 at 7:29 PM | Reply

    One of Lee Daniels Pathetic masterpieces is EMPIRE❗

  14. altitude illume | September 11, 2019 at 9:00 PM | Reply


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    • Dear Lois, I was so impressed with this interview that I would like to say I never expected to see a person so accomplished and so grounded at the same time. Thanks for your post!

  16. Fantastic! The doors he opened over the years are so under credited. Artist out of the box thinker, so good.

  17. Ask this man about that! Ask him Ari so he can be exposed for the character of man he is !! I never knew what Monique was talking about but now I understand . Someone believed In you Mr Daniels and gave you 2 million and it’s now two years and he had to sue you , you dodged him at every whim… I feel sorry for the wrath when you need help again! Watch wrath and karma when you have wronged your brother . I pray you pay his money but you have been exposed in the other video. Everyone go down the line and look at the videos and see how this man did his brother wrong

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