Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth Gets Oscar Nomination

Posted on January 23, 2007

Former Vice President Al Gore's film about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, has been nominated for an Academy Award in both the Original Song and Best Documentary Feature categories. The Associated Press notes that director David Guggenheim is technically the nominee but also says that Al Gore is thrilled the film has received the nominations. Al Gore plans to attend the awards ceremony.

While he is not technically a nominee - the film's director, David Guggenheim, won the nod, as did singer Melissa Etheridge for the song "I Need to Wake Up" - Gore said he was "thrilled" that his movie was honored.

"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."

You can learn more about Al Gore's film at Al Gore's film will be up against Deliver Us From Evil, Iraq in Fragments, Jesus Camp, and My Country, My Country in the Best Documentary category.

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