Banksy, the infamous British graffiti artist that no one can identify, asked the Oscars that if his documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop were to win, could he accept his award incognito. Officials for the Academy have officially denied his request.
Academy Executive Director Bruce Davis said, “The fun but disquieting scenario is that if the film wins and five guys in monkey masks come to the stage all saying, ‘I’m Banksy,’ who the hell do we give it to?”
Understandable that the Academy would have reservations, but also understandable for Banksy, who wishes his identity to be kept secret. I’m sure there is a way they could come to an agreement, I just can’t think what that would be?
What do you think? Should he just reveal himself and accept the award, or should he send a representative to accept for him?