We were sort of bummed to hear through the grapevine this week that it was unlikely that Banksy will appear at the Academy Awards this year, despite the fact that his documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop, is nominated.
We had heard that it was Banksy's wish to come dressed
as a monkey, as to keep his identity a secret, but the Academy wouldn't allow it. However, Academy president Tom Sherak has just come forward to clarify that Banksy has an open invitation to attend dressed as whatever he'd like - provided that he is dressed. He explained to sources:
"The media is making it exciting with all the questions about Banksy. I think it’s all good and if he shows up, he shows up. I won’t stop him."
In other words, hell yes they want the publicity so the crazier the stunt the better!
This still leaves just one problem. If he does come wearing a mask, how will they be able to prove that its really him?!
We guess that's just part of the fun! Ha!