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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

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. 

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