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As of this evening, Charles Ferguson is no longer just a documentary filmmaker, he is now a Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker for his film Inside Job. The film focused on the connections between the government and financial institutions that led to insane levels of profit-taking which endangered the global economy. Mr. Ferguson will also be known for creating perhaps the most entertaining and contentious moment during a thus far lackluster Academy Awards when he pointedly noted that no one has gone to jail for the financial misconduct.
It was the first quasi-political moment In a broadcast that has been remarkably devoid of any controversial comments (and pure entertainment value) and one that will surely be noted in the days of recap coverage that will come in the following days.