Will the Elusive Banksy Attend the Oscars?

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Banksy, the elusive artist British graffiti artist, is nominated for "Best Documentary" for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop. Because he keeps his identity underwraps, many have wondered if he'll show up for the big show tomorrow.... 000_007_734_banksy

Banksy, the elusive artist British graffiti artist, is nominated for "Best Documentary" for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop. Because he keeps his identity underwraps, many have wondered if he'll show up for the big show tomorrow.

Apparently Banksy would only attend if he was allowed to go dressed as a monkey so he could keep his identity hidden, however the Academy wouldn't allow it.

However, good news! It seems the Academy has changed their minds. Academy President Tom Sherak told the Hollywood Reporter, "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."

We really hope Banksy shows up! Banksy has been busy in the meantime leaving his mark on Hollywood. Check out a slideshow of some of his pieces here.

Exit Through the Giftshop also just picked up the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Congrats!

Have you seen Exit Through the Giftshop? Do you hope Banksy goes to the Oscars…and dressed as a monkey? Do you like his art and where do you think he'll strike next?

(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

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