Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Awards, or Oscars): Deny a nomination of Best Documentary for the film Blackfish on the grounds that it is not a documentary
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Awards, or Oscars): Deny a nomination of Best Documentary for the film Blackfish on the grounds that it is not a documentary

    1. mr Yaytez
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      mr Yaytez

      Fort Pierce, United States

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January 2014

Victory

From Petition Creator: Thank you everyone for your support. Blackfish did not get an Oscar nomination. While I do appreciate everyone who signed the petition, I would like to thing that the Academy saw through the lies of the film, and was left scratching their heads at the film like many of us were. I truly believe that SeaWorld does great work in building animal connections, and will play an important role in the future of this planet's wildlife. Thank you for your support!

We propose that you deny the film Blackfish, and it's filmmakers a nomination for Best Documentary. We ask this for two reasons:

1. It is not a documentary as defined by Academy Award standards. The rule for qualifying is:

An eligible documentary film is defined as a theatrically released nonfiction motion picture dealing creatively with cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic or other subjects.  It may be photographed in actual occurrence, or may employ partial reenactment, stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on fact and not on fiction.

There are several resources that proves it is not fact, and is in fact a work of fiction. It's many points can be disproved, and even one of the consultants on the film has come forward to call the film misleading, and untruthful. Click here for that article.  

2. The makers of the film, and those who support it are in danger of doing irreparable damage to not only the thousands of employees who work for SeaWorld, but most importantly the animals. Any action taken, as suggested by the film( such as the freeing of the Orcas), will result in the deaths of most of the animals. This fact has been proven in other cases. Not to mention, the unemployment of thousands, and the loss of education which has lead us to care for these animals which were once hunted.

 

Please sign this petition and urge the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Academy,to not buy into the hype that this film has caused due to tugging on heartstrings, and do not reward a film full of lies with a very prestigious award. 

Instead of rallying behind a film that is full of inaccuracies and misdirection, do the research for yourselves and learn the truth. 

To:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Awards, or Oscars)
Deny a nomination of Best Documentary for the film Blackfish on the grounds that it is not a documentary

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Leti lackey IRVING, TX
      • 9 months ago

      i believe in the fair treatment of animals and the protection of their freedom

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    • Amber Bushore SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      As a former trainer at Seaworld I stand by everything that Seaworld represents. This movie is a false representation of what really is

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    • Andrea LaGuardia WESTCHASE, FL
      • 9 months ago

      A documentary must show truth and both sides. Not just pieces of what gets their message they want heard the way they want it.

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    • Dianne Snow ORLANDO, FL
      • 9 months ago

      its not a real documentary. It does not depict the truth about SeaWorld and all it does good for the animals

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    • Susan Moya ORLANDO, FL
      • 9 months ago

      I feel the movie Blackfish was a misrepresentation of many of the statements from interviews. The movie twisted facts to give the movie a shock factor that

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