Tuesday, January 23, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth Wins Oscar Nod

This year's Academy Award nominations are out and An Inconvenient Truth has been named as a finalist for Best Documentary.

The movie has played an invaluable role in galvanizing global awareness about the threat of climate change, while setting an example for sustainable business. Both the film and the book of the same name were carbon neutral projects, while all profits are being devoted to initiatives that are fighting global warming. Although the nomination officially goes to director Davis Guggenheim, Al Gore is expected to attend the Oscar event.

"The film ... has brought awareness of the climate crisis to people in the United States and all over the world,'' Gore said in an e-mail statement. ``I am so grateful to the entire team and pleased that the Academy has recognized their work. This film proves that movies really can make a difference."

The film was also nominated in the category of Best Original Song for "I Need to Wake Up" by Melissa Ethridge.


brainsnorts said...

i know i'm preaching to the choir, but that was a fabulous movie. i was very annoyed by conservatives who said that al was just in it for the buck. proof against such a claim are the photos and information that he had begun gather back in college and the teachers he had worked with for so many years.

i think al gore is a great man who will never get the attention or respect he deserves.

WindWhisperer said...

My son saw this film in science class and came home with tons of questions and opinions. Great job Al Gore - raising awareness is the pivotal issue.

Kiltman said...

Thanks for this sensitive post.

I really enjoy your blog.

Omar Basawad said...

This is my first visit to your blog: just great! The movie hasn't reached my part of the world; I very much hope to watch it when I can.

E. R. Dunhill said...

It’s good to see the tide of public opinion turning, but it does say something about Americans that all the scientists, activists, religious leaders, and teachers combined, don’t seem to have the influence of one movie.
The success of the film also highlights the potential of for profit ventures having a positive impact on the environment.

Odiyya said...

thanks Omar. I hope the film is released in Yemen soon, as I'd love to hear a perspective of it from our friends in Middle East.