“Who says politics is show business for ugly people? ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Al Gore’s film on the perils of global warming, scored two Oscar nominations Tuesday for best documentary feature and best original song,” Beth Fouhy reports for The Associated Press.
Fouhy reports, “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.”
“Gore narrowly lost the 2000 presidential contest to Republican George W. Bush in a disputed election. He has said he’s not planning to run for president again but also has not ruled it out,” Fouhy reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the highest-grossing documentary of 2006, features copious use of Apple’s Keynote presentation software, even though many reviewers of the film continue to incorrectly describe it as a “PowerPoint” presentation. Gore joined Apple’s Board of Directors on March 19, 2003.
Apple Keynote use in Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” here: http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2006/05/inconvenienttruth/
Apple Board Member Al Gore campaigns for Oscar for Apple Keynote-based documentary – December 11, 2006
Former Vice President Al Gore joins Apple’s Board of Directors – March 19, 2003