Al Gore’s Apple Keynote-based doc ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ snags two Oscar nominations

“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.

Full article here.

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:

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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


  1. Congrats Al.

    Regardless of the number of Macs used to create the movie, you can see the guy obviously has a heart and brain.

    I wonder what Greenpeace think about the movie, considering the relationship to Apple

  2. Let the political slams begins… although, it’s just nice to see a Keynote presentation used and this has nothing to do with politics… I’m betting a top five for this thread in a matter of hours.

  3. Love that Mac dominates Windows, KeyNote dominates PowerPoint…don’t like that Al Gore is an employee of Apple. Like it or not, political values influence decisions, and this affects mine. Global Warming is just like the Oscars…bunch of CRAP.

  4. Politics aside, I have not seen it. Probably won’t. But I had no idea that he used Keynote to create it.

    Now for my rant, yes, there is global warming, but it has more to do with the sun and the earths core and anything humans are doing with their cars. Our Earth goes through huge cycles, as does the sun and our journey through our galaxy has it own unique cycles too.

  5. Keynote and Al’s Powerbook are huge in this movie. Keynote really shines in this. I also think everyone should see it as well. It might change some minds. I’m an Environmental Science major and only concerned with the cold hard facts.

  6. MDN’s comment should have stopped with “Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient truth.'”
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  7. “Our Earth goes through huge cycles, as does the sun and our journey through our galaxy has it own unique cycles too.”

    And so do species. We’re headed for premature extinction (along with all the other critters) if we don’t use our heads and cut carbon emmissions — which are not a natural cycle.

    More power to Gore — and congrats on the Oscar nominations.

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