Yes, Al Gore won a Nobel Prize, but he DID NOT win an oscar.
This is really annoying me. Every single article I've read about Gore winning the Nobel Prize yesterday (have you heard?) also mentions how he "won an oscar" earlier this year. Except HE DID NOT.
Don't get me wrong: I love Al Gore and I loved An Inconvenient Truth, and I wish I could vote for Gore next year cause I couldn't in 2000 (I was 17). But he DID NOT "win an oscar." Davis Guggenheim did. Because he directed the movie. Just because it's about Gore, and starts Gore, doesn't mean the oscar went to Gore. I'm pretty sure it's actually on Guggenheim's mantle right now.
If Grizzly Man had won Best Documentary (which it should have), would people be claiming Timothy Treadwell had won the prize? No. He may have been responsible for most of the footage, but he was not the director of the movie. If Erin Brockovich had won Best Picture, would people be claiming Julia Roberts had won two oscars? No. Now, I get that categories like Best Doc and Best Foreign are a little non-standard in terms of who they're actually awarding, but in every other case, the director gets the benefit of the doubt.
This is just so obvious a concept that I can't even believe I'm discussing it. But if I see one more article titled "First an oscar, now the Nobel Prize!" my head will explode.