Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth Takes Home Best Documentary Oscar

Posted on February 26, 2007

Photo of Al Gore at 2007 OscarsAn Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's documentary about global warming, won the Oscar for Best Documentary last night. It was a well-deserved honor. Gore (pictured with producer Davis Guggenheim), said that the issue of global warming is not a Republican or Democratic issue, or even a political issue: that it is a moral issue.

Earlier in the broadcast, Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio appeared onstage in a very funny bit spoofing some pundits' speculation that Gore would use his Oscar speech to announce he was running for president of the United States. After DiCaprio asked Gore if there was anything he wanted to announce tonight, Gore pulled out a prepared speech and began reading "My Fellow Americans, tonight..." when the orchestra began playing loudly, indicating that his time was up. Gore seemed relaxed and natural and his acceptance speech was gracious. So, no announcement from Al yet. But there's still plenty of time to throw his hat into the ring.

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