After the announcement that An Inconvenient Truth had won for Best Documentary, director Davis Guggenheim made his way to the stage along with Al Gore, Laurie David, and others amidst a standing ovation from the crowd.
Here’s what Guggenheim said:
I made this movie for my children … All of us who made this film — Laurie, Scott, and Leslie — we did so because we were moved to act by this man [gesturing toward Gore] … All of us were inspired by his fight for 30 years to tell this truth to all of us …
Then he gave the mic to Gore:
Thank you. I want to thank Tipper and my family. I want to thank the Academy and everyone on this amazing team.
My fellow Americans … [audience laughs]
People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue; it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act. That’s a renewable resource — let’s renew it.