An Inconvenient Truth wins the Oscar

February 26, 2007

W00t! An Inconvenient Truth wins the Oscar for best documentary.

Sunday, Gore used the Oscar win not to further his political career but to boost his campaign to find solutions for global warming and other environmental problems.

“My fellow Americans,” Gore said to laughter from the crowd. “People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue, it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible will to act. That’s a renewable resource. Let’s renew it.”

“It is the overriding world challenge of our time,” Gore said. “I really hope the decision by the academy to honor the work by director Davis Guggenheim and these producers will convince people who did not go see it before to see the movie and learn about the climate crisis and become a part of the solution.”

You can see the video of his acceptance speech at Crooks and Liars, as well as Melissa Etheridge’s performance of “I Need to Wake Up”, which won the Oscar for Best Song.

That statue is going to look great in the Oval Office…