To the US government, Edward Snowden is still a fugitive. Last night, at Hollywood’s glitziest celebration, he was heralded as a hero. And today, many in the US will get their first chance to decide for themselves.
On Sunday, journalist Laura Poitras won the Oscar for documentary filmmaking for her movie Citizenfour, which chronicled Snowden’s journey and told the story of the journalists who handled the documents he gave them.
In her acceptance speech, Poitras thanked the Academy, the documentary community, and Snowden himself.
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