Politics Takes Center Stage at Oscars

By Dschabner

Feb 27, 2011 10:41pm

ABC News’ Ed O’Keefe reports:

Politics played a supporting role at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Charles Ferguson, accepting the Documentary Feature Oscar, opened with a salvo: “Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after a horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail and that’s wrong.”

Earlier in the evening, “Inception” cinematographer Wally Pfister made a point of thanking his union crew and in backstage interviews criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal.

Even President Barack Obama made an appearance — in a taped segment citing favorite movie songs.

The 44th Commander-in-Chief favors “As Time Goes By” from the classic film “Casablanca.”

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