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Banksy Welcomes Oscar Nomination for 'Exit Through The Gift Shop'

2/14/2012 9:59 PM Eastern

Will the artist reveal his identity at the awards ceremony?

Banksy has welcomed the Oscar nomination for his film Exit Through The Gift Shop in the best documentary category. The graffiti artist, who has never revealed his real identity in public, released a cryptic statement, saying: "This is a big surprise."

He added: "I don't agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but I'm prepared to make an exception for the ones I'm nominated for. The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me."

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