Glamour and accolades swirl around the Oscar attendees every year, but this year one movie stood out to us in particular: ‘Inside Job’. This documentary, directed by Charles Ferguson, brings some much needed attention to what really happened during the financial meltdown.

Watching the Oscars usually consists of a big bowl of popcorn and gossip over the latest baby bump or violent outburst—we’re talking to you Natalie Portman and Charlie Sheen. This year was no different, but when the best documentary won, it put an important issue in front of the American public: What really happened behind the financial meltdown?

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to check out the movie here is the trailer:

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This movie provides an important social commentary on the absolute mess a select few individuals were able to cause with their reckless behavior. What’s worse is none of these individuals faced any consequences for their actions. It is difficult for many to understand what when in 2008, and even more difficult to get the full story. This film gives an insider look into the life and lifestyle, of Wall Street ‘Government’. What is revealed is disturbing and saddening at the same time, Ferguson gave a voice to the anger many Americans were and are harboring. He even opened his acceptance speech by blasting Wall Street,

“Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.”

Recap of 2011 Oscar Winners

If you missed the Oscars, here is a list recapping the other winners and categories.

Best PictureThe King's Speech
Best ActorColin Firth - The King's Speech
Best ActressNatalie Portman - Black Swan
Best DirectorTom Hooper - The King's Speech
Best Film EditingThe Social Network
Best Visual EffectsInception
Best Short FilmLuke Matheny God of Love
Best Costume DesignColleen Atwood - Alice in Wonderland
Best Supporting ActorChristian Bale - The Fighter
Best Original ScoreTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network
Best Supporting ActressMelissa Leo - The Fighter

If you have not yet seen the movie, it is available on DVD and may still be playing at select theaters. Did you see the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below:

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  • Giraffedrd

    Gasland was by far the most important documentary that was nominated this year and it truly should have won.

    • liebe

      I think the Inside Job deserves it to win to oscar this year. Gasland was not a good documentary.

  • robespierre

    Obama has done didley to get after these financial crooks after he was elected with his hope campaign. In fact he put Robert Rubin. Larry Summers, and a host of Glass-Steagal destroyers in his cabinet after bringing them in
    from Bush who brought them in from Clinton. Shame on him! I remember that Bush fired Paul O’Neil, the treasury secretary who said his policies were deficit busters. Funny how all these politicians have fat cat salaries and medical insurance covered by the taxpaying voters who are allowed to be screwed by NAFTA and Wall Street gangsters..

    • Title911

      You said a mouth full buddy…and when we finally get a belly full heads are gonna roll!!!!!!!!!! You Betcha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!