Saturday, January 27, 2018

No Oscar nomination for Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’

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The Academy Awards snubbed the sequel to former Vice President Al Gore’s hugely successful climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”  Gore’s 2017 film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” failed to pick up an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. His 2006 film about rising ocean tides and catastrophic global warming won Oscars for best documentary and best song.

The first documentary grossed $24 million domestically and generated a fiercely loyal following, but the sequel did not fare so well; it earned a paltry $3.4 million and was widely panned.  Gore, who also won a Nobel Prize in 2007, crammed the film full of politically partisan scenes, such as when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman met with him to discuss the months-long investigation into ExxonMobil’s climate research history.

He was an instrumental cog helping Schneiderman kickstart his probes, telling an audience at a press conference in March that the AG is going after companies “deceiving the American people, communicating in a fraudulent way, about the reality of the climate crisis and the dangers it poses.”.........To Read More....

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