It’s been months of buzz and speculation since the Exit Through The Gift Shop documentary made the 15 movie long-list for this year’s Oscars. Well, the Academy just announced the final five films for the category of Best Documentary and AM favorite Banksy got the nod for the groundbreaking “Street Art Disaster Film.” Even with nominations already announce from BAFTA, BFCA, Spirit Award & Cinema Eye Honors (Full award list here), we didn’t want to jinx this high profile nomination by saying anything. Now we can breathe a sign of relief and look forward to catching the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27th. Now begs the question – should the film win, will Banksy be on hand to receive the award? Our initial guess – it will be producer Jaimie D’Cruz & Shepard Fairey going on stage to accept.
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