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"Inside Job" wins Best Doc, Depriving America of Awkward Banksy Moment

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    Documentarian Charles Ferguson interviews politicians, therapists, madams, economists, lawyers and professors to get insight on what exactly led to the global economic meltdown and how it could've been avoided. Narrated by Matt Damon. (Published Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010)

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, nominated Best Supporting Actress for “The Fighter,” gave the Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Live Action Short Film Oscars.

    Gyllenhaal was oddly wooden, seeming almost nervous, while trying to make a joke about the importance of being able to pick the Best Short winners when your doing an Oscar pool.

    "Exit Through The Gift Shop"

    [NATL]  "Exit Through The Gift Shop"
    The world renown street artist Banksy turns the tables on a French documentarian trying to chronicle his life and work, (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    "Strangers No More," about a school in Tel Aviv with students from 48 countries, won for Best Documentary Short for Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon.

    Luke Matheny next won Best Live Action Short for "God of Love."

    "I should've gotten a haircut," opened Matheny. "I want to thank the Academy for this amazing award," before ripping into a rapid-fire acknowledgment of most everyone on Earth--including the NYU Film School his mother who "did craft services on my film," going at such a pace that he was breathless.

    "NYU, what up!" shouted Franco upon taking the stage to introduce a totally bizarre and funny collection of short music videos crafted out of auto-tuned dialogue from four different films: "Tiny Ball of Light," from "Harry Potter," "We're All Still Here" from "Toy Story 3," "Fishing for Facebook" from "The Social Network" and "He Doesn't Own a Shirt" from "Twilight: Eclipse."
    Really weird--and we liked it. It'll no doubt be on YouTube in the morning.

    For reasons that remain unclear, Oprah Winfrey was on hand to give the Best Documentary feature Oscar, which went to Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs for "Inside Job," about the events that led to the global finical meltdown.

    "Not a single financial executive has gone to jail and that's wrong," noted filmmaker Charles Ferguson.

    This no doubt came as a huge relief to the Academy, as they were openly concerned about what Bansky would do if he won for "Exit Through the Gift Shop."

    And we were kinda hoping Oprah was gonna give everyone in the audience a new car.

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