UPDATE: Exit Through The Gift Shop did not win the Oscar. It went to Inside Job.
It’s just been announced that Banksy’s film Exit Through The Gift Shop did in fact make it from the Oscar short list to getting a nomination for this year’s Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. So that’s kind of cool. Interesting that The Academy a. doesn’t seem to have concerns about the authenticity of the film and b. doesn’t seem to mind that Banksy won’t be able to accept the award himself, both concerns that some people thought could keep Exit from getting nominated. Also nominated are Gasland, Inside Job, Restrepo and Waste Land. While a lot of people would note that I’m not the biggest Banksy fanboy in the world, I’m definitely hoping that Exit wins this award.
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