Street artist Banksy tells British outlet Metro that his request to turn up at the Oscars in disguise has been declined.
Banksy, whose real identity remains unknown, is up for a best documentary award for his debut feature doco “Exit Through The Gift Shop”. Many were wondering if he or several people would turn up with his trademark monkey mask on.
AMPAS apparently declined Banksy’s request over fears such a move would invite copycat gatecrashers. Executive director Bruce Davis says “The fun but disquieting scenario is that if the film wins and five guys in monkey masks come to the stage all saying, “I’m Banksy,” who the hell do we give it [award] to?”