Here’s the full text of Michael Moore’s acceptance speech for Documentary Feature Oscar for Bowling for Columbine:
Whoa. On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan from Canada, I’d like to thank the Academy for this. I have invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to ? they’re here in solidarity with me because we like nonfiction. We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it’s the fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you. And any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up. Thank you very much.
Missed in the melee, and very under-reported here in Atlantic Canada, is the fact that the film was produced from Halifax: by Moore’s wife Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan from Salter Street.
That could as easily been as skit on “The Daily Show” with John Stewart as much as a real speech. I really think they were booing his butt ugly rental tux.